Representation & Governance: A Conference in Honor of David Mayhew



Wednesday, May 29th: General Motors Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue


8:45am Continental Breakfast
9:15am Welcome & Introduction: Alan Gerber, Yale Universityand Eric Schickler, UC Berkeley

Opening Remarks: Peter Salovey, Yale University President-Elect


Panel 1: Electoral Connection 40 Years Later

Chair: Donald Green, Columbia University

"The Electoral Connection, Then and Now" - Gary C. Jacobson, UC San Diego

"The Electoral Connection, Age 40" - R. Douglas Arnold, Princeton University

"Legislative Parties in an Era of Alternating Majorities" - Frances E. Lee, UMD

Discussants: Morris Fiorina, Stanford; Mark Mellman, Mellman Group; and Charles Stewart III, MIT

11:45am Lunch with Remarks by David Mayhew followed by a Round Table Discussion and Break

Panel 2: Parties, Procedures, and Policy Making

Chair: Greg Wawro, Columbia University

"Majoritarian Tension and Institutionalization" - Keith Krehbiel, Stanford University

"Can Congress Govern in Polarized Times?" - Sarah Binder, George Washington University

Discussants: Richard Bensel, Cornell University and Greg Huber, Yale University

3:30pm Break
5:30 pm

Panel 3: Party Development / Party Factionalism over Time

Chair: Matthew Green, Catholic University

"Where Measures Meet History: Party Polarization During the New Deal and Fair Deal"
Joshua Clinton, Vanderbilt; Ira Katznelson, Columbia; and John Lapinski, Univeristy of Pennsylvania

"Parties Within Parties: Parties, Factions, and Coordinated Politics, 1900-1980"
John Mark Hansen, University of Chicago; Shigeo Hirano, Columbia; and James Snyder, Harvard

Discussants: Devin Caughey, MIT and Rogers Smith, University of Pennsylvania

6:00pm Cocktail Reception, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
7:30pm Dinner for Faculty and Invited Guests Only

The Presidents' Room, Woolsey Hall, 2nd Floor, 500 College Street

Keynote Speaker: Congressman David E. Price, 4th Distric of North Carolina


Thursday, May 30th: General Motors Room, Horchow Hall, 55 Hillhouse Avenue


8:30am Continental Breakfast

Panel 4: Problem-Solving and the American Political System

Chair: Jacob Hacker, Yale University

"Can Congress Do Policy Analysis?  The Politics of Problem Solving on Capitol Hill"
Eric Patashnik and Justin Peck, University of Virginia

"Studying Contingency Systematically"
Katherine Levine Einstein, Boston University and Jennifer Hochschild, Harvard University

Discussants: Robert Lieberman, Columbia University and Stephen Skowronek, Yale University

10:30am Break

Panel 5: Electoral Security

Chair: Eleanor Powell, Yale University

"What Has Congress Done?" - Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University

"A Baseline for Incumbency Effects" - Christopher Achen, Princeton University

"The Incumbency Advantage Revisited: How Measured? How Big? Has it Changed? What Consequences?" - Robert S. Erikson, Columbia University

Discussants: Larry Bartels, Vanderbilt University and Joshua Clinton, Vanderbilt University

1:00pm Closing Remarks
1:15pm Buffet Lunch at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street