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) Discipline Datesort ascending

An Experimental Study of the Indirect and General Equilibrium Effects of an Aid Program in Rural Uganda

Chris Blattman Political Science Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Causes of Compliance in International Relations: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency

Daniel Nielson (BYU), Michael Findley (BYU), Jason Sharman (Griffiths University), Shima Baradaran (BYU) Political Science Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Party Cues and Policy in an Informed Electorate

John Bullock Political Science Saturday, January 1, 2011

Psychological Medley

Greg Huber, Alan Gerber, Seth Hill Political Science Tuesday, October 26, 2010

GOTV and Ballot Secrecy

Greg A. Huber, Alan S. Gerber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, Seth J. Hill Political Science Tuesday, October 19, 2010

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

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

Estimating Spatial Voting Models with Endogeneous Candidate Positions

Ken Scheve, Allison Sovey Political Science Monday, June 28, 2010

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

Testing Causal Mechanisms

John Bullock, Don Green, Shang Ha Psychology Friday, January 1, 2010

Affiliation and Partisan Attitudes

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

Envy, Altruism, and the International Distribution of Trade Protection

Xiaobo Lu, Ken Scheve, Matthew Slaughter Political Science Monday, June 1, 2009

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

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

Effect of Battleground Status on Turnout

Alan Gerber, Greg Huber, David Doherty, Conor Dowling Political Science Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Publication Bias in the Literatures on Negative Ads and Economic Voting

Alan Gerber, David Doherty, Conor Dowling Political Science Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Follow-Up Calls

Don Green, Alan Gerber Political Science Sunday, October 26, 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