Conference Program

All Friday sessions take place in Gross 103 or in the atrium outside the room.  


Speaker and Title


8:30-9:00 Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome David Siegel (Duke)
9:15 – 10:15 Session 1: Science and Expertise Eric Dickson (NYU), “Science, Complexity, Truth, and Politics” Timothy Ryan
Ing-Haw Cheng (Dartmouth) and Alice Hsiaw (Brandeis), “Distrust in Experts and the Origins of Disagreement Jens Grosser
10:15 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 11:30 Session 2: Emotions and Choice Elaine Denny (UCSD), “The Good Intention Gap: Poverty, Anxiety, and Implications for Political Action” Reuben Kline
Ngoc Phan (Davidson), “Angry Backlash: The Role of In-Group Anger on Collective Action” Ashley Jardina
11:30 – 1:30 Lunch and Research Blitz Andy Brownback (Arkansas), Maria Carreri (NYU), Libby Jenke (Duke), Alexander Kustov (Princeton), Sera Linardi (Pittsburgh), Giorleny Altamirano Rayo (UT Austin), Anita Zednik (WU Vienna)
1:30 – 2:30 Session 3: Information and Manipulation Kai Ou (FSU), “Informed and Engaged: A Strategic Tension in a Democratic Ideal” Jana Freundt
Carlo Horz (NYU), “Censorship and the Effectiveness of Propoganda” Kyle Beardsley
2:30 – 2:45 Break
2:45 – 3:45 Session 4: Governance and Accountability Liz Carlson (PSU), “In Defense of a Divided Opposition: Programmatic Distribution and Ethnic Minor Party Support in Africa” Victoria Shineman
Brandon de la Cuesta (Princeton) and Lucy Martin (UNC), “Do Indirect Taxes Promote Accountability? The Effects of Revenue Modality on Citizen Behavior” Rick Wilson
3:45 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 5:00 Session 5: Elections Sudipta Sarangi (Virginia Tech), “Electoral College: A Multibattle Contest with Complementarities” Dave Weimer
Jens Grosser (FSU), “Candidate Entry and Political Polarization: An Experimental Study” Andy Brownback
5:00 – 5:15 Break
5:15 – 6:15 Keynote Jonathan Bendor (Stanford), “Behavioral PE: micro-foundations & macro-processes”
6:30 – 8:30 Poster session and reception
All Saturday sessions take place in Gross 103 or in the atrium outside the room.
Saturday Session Speaker and Title Discussant
8:30-9:15 Breakfast
9:15-10:15 Session 6: Social Dynamics Yunkyu Sohn (Princeton/UCSD) and Brad LeVeck (UC Merced), “The Emergence of Voters and Non-Voters Under Social Learning Dynamics Brandon de la Cuesta
Melanie Manion (Duke) and Charles Chang (Stanford), “Places as Media: Netizen Political Talk in an Authoritarian State” Luke N. Condra
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Session 7: The “Other” Luke Condra (Pitt) and Sera Linardi (Pitt), “Imagined vs. Actual ‘Others’: An Experiment on Interethnic Giving in Afghanistan” Liz Carlson
Ashley Jardina (Duke), “Not Fully Human: The Dehumanization of Blacks & White Support for Punitive Criminal Justice Policy” Brad LeVeck
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-12:45 Session 8: Economics Rueben Kline (Stony Brook), “Unfair Rules for Unequal Pay: The Coordination Hypothesis for Procedural Justice” Kai Ou
David Weimer (Wisconsin), “Behavioral Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis: Benefit Validity” Nels Christiansen
12:45-2 Lunch