NYU CESS 10th Annual Experimental Political Science Conference

Registration          Location          Friday February 24th          Saturday February 25th          Hotel        Details for Presenters, Discussants & Posters


We are pleased to announce the Tenth Annual Conference on Experimental Political Science on Friday, February 24th and Saturday, February 25th, 2017.

The Conference is an annual event that we hope will bring together researchers interested in experimental methodology in political science broadly.  We welcome the participation of scholars who work in the field and those who work in the lab as well as the participation of political psychologists and political economists.  Furthermore, we welcome the participation of scholars who are not experimentalists themselves but are interested in learning and discussing experimental methods as well as those interested in the relationship between the experimental method and analyzing observational data in political science.

The Conference will be a two-day event with 16 papers presented. We will also have poster sessions for graduate students.

Below is a list of the papers that will be presented at the conference (in alphabetical order by presenter):

  1. David Andersen, Iowa State University, “Information and its Presentation: Treatment Effects in Low-Information vs. High-Information Experiments” co-authored by Tessa Ditonto (Iowa State University)
  2. Tabitha Bonilla, Northwestern University, “The Strategy of Campaign Promises”
  3. Mark Buntaine, UCSB, “Escaping the Valley of Disengagement: Two Field Experiments on Citizen Motivations to Engage in Collaborative Governance” co-authored by Jacob Skaggs (UCSB) and Daniel Nielson (BYU)
  4. Daniel Chen, Toulouse School of Economics, “A Theory of Experiments: Invariance of Equilibrium to the Strategy Method of Elicitation and Implications for Social Preferences” co-authored by Martin Schonger (ETH Zurich)
  5. Naoki Egami, Princeton University, “Causal Interaction in Factorial Experiments: Application to Conjoint Analysis” co-authored by Kosuke Imai (Princeton University)
  6. Ryan Enos, Harvard University, “Conservatism, Just World Belief, and Racism: An Experimental Investigation of the Attitudes Measured by Modern Racism Scales” co-authored by Riley Carney (Harvard University)
  7. Saad Gulzar, New York University, “Why Do Citizens Become Politicians? Experimental Evidence on the Social Dimensions of Candidacy” co-authored by Muhammad Yasir Khan (UC Berkeley)
  8. Douglas Hughes, University of California, Berkeley, “Who Else Gets to Vote? New Evidence for Discrimination Among County Election Officials” co-authored by Micah Gell-Redman (University of Georgia) and Charles Crabtree (University of Michigan)
  9. Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University, “Survey Research in an Era of Transparency” co-authored by Elizabeth Connors (Stony Brook University) and John Barry Ryan (Stony Brook University)
  10. Michael Miller, Barnard College, “The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Party Chairs’ Assessments of Electoral Viability” co-authored by David Doherty (Loyola University Chicago) and Conor Dowling (University of Mississippi)
  11. Kevin Munger, NYU, “Don’t @ Me: Experimentally Reducing Partisan Incivility on Twitter”
  12. Sandra Polania Reyes, University of Notre Dame, “Coordination as Unintended Benefit: Lab-in-the-Field Evidence from a Conditional Cash Transfer Program”
  13. Andrea Robbett, Middlebury College, “Partisan Bias and Expressive Voting” co-authored by Peter Matthews (Middlebury College)
  14. Fanny Schories, Hamburg University, Germany, “Institutional Choice and Cooperation in Representative Democracies”
  15. Stuart Soroka, University of Michigan, “A Cross-National, Psychophysiological Study of the Connection between Negativity Biases and Political Preferences” co-authored by Patrick Fournier (Montreal), Lilach Nir (Hebrew)
  16. Jonathan Woon, University of Pittsburgh, “Public Deliberation, Private Communication, and Collective Choice” co-authored by Kira Pronin (University of Pittsburgh)


Below is a list of poster presentations at the conference (in alphabetical order by presenter):

David Asker, University of Oxford, “Outside the Echo Chamber: Online Opinion Polarization Through Motivated Reasoning” co-authored by Elias Dinas (University of Oxford)

James Bisbee, NYU, “Online and Offline Social Networks” co-authored by Jennifer Larson

Natalia Borzino, University of East Anglia, “In Gov We Trust: Voluntary compliance in Networked Investment Games”, co-authored by Professor Enrique Fatas (UEA) and Dr. Emmanuel Peterle (University Franche-Comte)

Peter Bucchianeri, Harvard University, “Who Should Hold Power in a Federal System? Preemption, Partisanship, and Preferences for State and Local Rule”

Hui-Kuan Chung, NYU Psychology, “An Experimental Comparison of Risky and Riskless Choice – Limitations of Prospect Theory and Expected Utility Theory” co-authored by Paul Glimcher (NYU Neuroscience), Agnieszka Tymula (Sydney Economics)

Mia Costa, University of Massachusetts Amherst, “Walking the Walk? The Effect of Pledging to Vote on Turnout” co-authored by Brian Schaffner (University of Massachusetts Amherst) and Alicia Prevost (Environmental Defense Fund)

Charles Crabtree, University of Michigan, “Religious Affiliation and Discrimination in American Public Schooling: A field Experiment to Assess Bias Among K-12 Principals” co-authored by Steven Pfaff (University of Washington), Holger L. Kern (Florida State), Christopher J. Fariss (University of Michigan), Jason J. Jones (Stony Brook)

Kurt Davison, University of Malta, “Government Trust and Willingness to Pay to Protect Landscape” Co-authored by Dr.  Marie Briguglio

Alessandro Del Ponte, Stony Brook University, “The Orange Game: A New Economic Game for Studying Spending and Saving” co-authored by Peter DeScioli (Stony Brook University)

Verena Fetscher, University of Mannheim, “Social Insurance Differences and Preferences for Redistribution”

Svenja Hippel, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, “Social Planners in the Lab: Testing the Direct Public Good Mechanism with Heterogeneous Types” co-authored by Christoph Engel (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, Bonn)

Giovanna Invernizzi, Columbia University, “The Scandal Effect: Experimental Evidence on How Majorities React to Public Signals “

Tanushree Jhunjhunwalam, Ohio State University, “Gains versus Costs in Legislative Bargaining” co-authored by John Kagel (Ohio State University) & Nels Christiansen (Trinity University)

Deborah Kistler, University of Lausanne, “Survey Response and Observed Behavior: Emancipative and Secular Values Predict Pro-social Behaviors” co-authored by Christian Thöni (University of Lausanne) and Christian Welzel (Leuphana University Lüneburg National Research University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow)

Austin Knuppe, Ohio State University, “Local Partners for Local Problems: When Does Security Force Assistance Undermine Popular Legitimacy?”

Dominika Kruszewska, Harvard University, “Contentious Solidarity: Protest and Politics in Contemporary Poland”

Shiro Kuriwaki, Harvard University, “When Wealth Encourages Individuals to Fight: Evidence from the American Civil War” co-authored by Andrew B. Hall (Stanford University) and Connor Huff (Harvard University)

Alexander Kustov, Princeton University, “Why do and don’t Compassionate Voters Support Immigration? The Social Trilemma of Helping Others and Favoring the Ingroup”

Olli Lappalainen, University of Turku, It’s Just Because: An Experimental Approach to Two Mechanisms of Accountability co-authored by Kaisa Herne (University of Tampere), Maija Setälä (University of Turku), Juha Ylisalo (University of Turku)

Moritz Marbach, University of Mannheim, “Safe Secrets? Voting Rules and Information in Committees of Representatives” co-authored by Tilko Swalve (University of Mannheim)

Alex Mierke-Zatwarnicki, Harvard University, “Whose “gate” is it anyway?  Campaign-Period Scandal Effects in Canadian Elections” co-authored by Peter Loewen (University of Toronto) and Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson University)

Kal Munis, University of Virginia, “Different Tipping Points? Experimental Evidence on the Importance of Information Valence in Political Evaluation”

Miguel Pereira, Washington University in St. Louis, “The Effect of Charitable Donations in Incentivizing Public Officials” co-authored by Daniel M. Butler (Washington University)

Tesalia Rizzo, MIT, “Alternatives to Clientelism in Accessing State Services”

Daniel Silverman, Ohio State University, “What Shapes Civilian Beliefs about Violent Events? Experimental Evidence from Pakistan”

Katelyn Stauffer, Indiana University, “Gender, Policy Outcomes and Citizen Evaluations of Substantive Representation”

Junze Sun, CREED, University of Amsterdam, “Media Bias and Elections: Theory and Experiment” co-authored by Arthur Schram (University of Amsterdam) and Randolph Sloof (University of Amsterdam)

Salih Yasun, Indiana University, “Can Political Parties Lead Opinions in Religious Matters? Experimental Results on Partisan Cue Taking in Turkey”

Jin Di Zheng, CREED, University of Amsterdam, “High Social Status Induces Prosocial Behaviour”

Organized by Chris Dawes, Eric Dickson and Rebecca Morton.  For more information, contact shayne.trotman@nyu.edu

Sponsored in part by Wilf Family Department of Politics