This conference is free and open to the public, but seating is limited so registration is required.
Experiments are increasingly being used to study mass political behavior. Less attention has been given to how experiments can effectively be used to study the behavior of political elites. This conference is designed to facilitate further work in this area by having researchers present existing studies that will help highlight the opportunities and obstacles of experimentation with elite samples.
The conference will begin with lunch on the first day and will include the presentation of a number of completed projects. The second day of the conference will provide more of a workshop environment, with several researchers presenting research proposals for feedback from attendees. The conference is also designed to provide lots of time for attendees to interact and share ideas.
This conference is being organized by Daniel Butler, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Resident Fellow at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale University.
This conference is sponsored by the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics at ISPS.