Institution for Social and Policy Studies

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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) Disciplinesort descending Date

Information and Self-Enforcing Democracy: the Role of International Election Observation

Susan Hyde & Nikolay Marinov Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Running for Office and Bill Introduction

Dan Butler Political Science Monday, January 1, 1917

City Mayors/Selectman Responsiveness to Inquiries Depending on the SES Level of the Requestor

Dan Butler, Shang Ha Political Science Monday, June 1, 2009

Reducing Poverty and Violence on the Streets of Monrovia: An Experimental Evaluation of Anti-Poverty Programs for Street Youth in Liberia

Chris Blattman Political Science Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cooperation Among Elected Officials

Dan Butler Political Science Thursday, November 1, 2012

Poll Results and Public Responsiveness

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

Party Cues and Policy in an Informed Electorate

John Bullock Political Science Saturday, January 1, 2011

Municipal Officials: Partisanship and Diffussion

Dan Butler Political Science Sunday, July 1, 2012

Candidate Support in Newspaper Letters to Editor

Dan Butler Political Science Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Partisan Bias in Response to Factual Questions About Politics

John Bullock, Gregory Huber, Alan Gerber Political Science Sunday, January 1, 2012

State Legislators: Various Attitudes

Dan Butler Political Science Thursday, March 1, 2012

TV Debate Viewing and Voting

Ebonya Washington Political Science Friday, October 14, 2005

Democracy, War, and Wealth: Evidence from Two Centuries of Inheritance Taxation

Ken Scheve, David Stasavage Political Science Monday, June 28, 2010

Close Elections and Campaign Workers

Eitan Hersh Political Science Sunday, January 1, 2012

Affiliation and Partisan Attitudes

Greg Huber, Alan Gerber, Ebonya Washington Political Science Wednesday, October 14, 2009


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