Institution for Social and Policy Studies

Advancing Research • Shaping Policy • Developing Leaders


About Our Projects

On this page you will find a list of projects ISPS faculty are working on. We update the status of each project prediodically.

When possible, completed Projects are linked to Publications and Data via the ISPS KnowledgeBase.

Title Author(s) Discipline Datesort descending

Running for Office and Bill Introduction

Dan Butler Political Science Monday, January 1, 1917

Committee Assignment Attractiveness

Dan Butler, David Broockman Political Science Saturday, January 1, 1977

GOTV Phone Call Quality

Dean Karlan, Shang Ha Political Science Thursday, January 1, 2004

GOTV Phone Call Spill-Over

Don Green, Dean Karlan, Shang Ha Political Science Thursday, October 14, 2004

TV Debate Viewing and Voting

Ebonya Washington Political Science Friday, October 14, 2005

Officials and Differential Treatment

Paul Lagunes, Brian Fried, Atheendar Venkataramani Political Science Friday, April 14, 2006

Class Distinction - Freedom of Information

Paul Lagunes Political Science Monday, January 1, 2007

Transparency and Corruption: Evidence from India

Leonid Peisakhin Political Science Sunday, July 1, 2007


Costas Panagopoulos, Shang Ha Political Science Sunday, October 14, 2007

Personality Traits, Political Behavior and Attitudes

Alan Gerber, Greg Huber, David Doherty, Conor Dowling Political Science Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Cost-Benefit Information and Survey Responses

Alan Gerber, Greg Huber, David Doherty Political Science Monday, January 14, 2008

Elm City Card and Discrimination

Ruth Ditlmann, Paul Lagunes Psychology Friday, June 13, 2008

Legislators' Response to Info Request About Immigration/Signaling Ethnicity

Dan Butler, Chris Karpowitz, Jeremy Pope Political Science Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Poll Results and Public Responsiveness

Dan Butler, David Nickerson Political Science Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Candidate Support in Newspaper Letters to Editor

Dan Butler Political Science Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Research Funding

ISPS invites proposals for important and well-crafted field experiments in the social sciences and related policy issues. Field experiments are fully-randomized research designs in which observations found in a naturalistic setting – voters, patients, welfare recipients, community organizations, government entities, and the like – are assigned to treatment and control conditions (see more here).

> Apply for a field experiment grant

> Additional funding opportunities