Experimental Studies of Elite Behavior

Conference Schedule
May 8-9, 2014
ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A002

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Thursday, May 8

12:00pm Convene over Lunch, ISPS Room A001
1:00pm Presentation I: Kate Baldwin, Political Science Yale University
"Customary Leadership, Rule of Law, and Social Conflict: Experimental Evidence from Zimbabwe"
2:00pm Presentation II: Peter Loewen, Political Science, University of Toronto, Mississauga
"Expertise, Efficacy and Elite Decision Making: An Experiment with Incumbent Parliament Members in Three Countries"
3:00pm Break, ISPS Room A001
3:30pm Presentation III: Christian Grose, Political Science, University of Southern California
"Revealing Discriminatory Intent: Voter Identifcation Laws and Legislator Responsiveness"
4:30pm Presentation IV: Patrik Öhberg and Elin Naurin, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
"Party-constrained responsiveness: A survey experiment with Swedish politicians on response to citizen-initiated contacts"
5:30pm Cocktail Reception - Open to all conference attendees
ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Main Common Area, First Floor


Friday, May 9

8:30am Reconvene over Continental Breakfast, ISPS Room A001
9:00am Presentation of Research Proposals:

Brendan Nyhan, Government, Dartmouth College
"A Fact-checking Field Experiment"
Discussant: Costas Panagopoulos, Fordham University

Edmund J. Malesky, Political Science, Duke Unviersity
"Participation in Legal Drafting and Compliance with Business Regulation: A Field Experiment in Vietnam"
Discussant: Lucy Martin, Yale University

Daniel Butler, Political Science, Yale University
"Why Do Some Legislators Holdout?"
Discussant: Carolina Ferrerosa-Young, Columbia University

10:00am Presentation V: Jessica Preece, Political Science, Brigham Young University
"Pink Elephants and Political Ambition: A Field Experiment on Gender and Candidate Recruitment in the Utah Republican Party"
11:00am Break, ISPS Room A001
11:30am Presentation VI: Joshua Kalla, Poiltical Science, Yale University
"Congressional Officials Grant Access Due To Campaign Contributions: A Randomized Field Experiment."
12:30pm Lunch, ISPS Room A001
1:30pm Adjournment


This conference is sponsored by the Yale Center for the Study of American Politics at ISPS.