Ph.D. 1989, California Institute of Technology; M.S. 1985, California Institute of Technology; A.B. 1982, Harvard University.
jonathan.nagler [at] nyu.edu
NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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Areas of Research/Interest: Methodology; voting behavior; social-media, turnout; Latino voting; the economy and campaigns and elections
About Me: I am a Professor of Politics,
as well as the Director of the Politics
Data Center. I recently completed a book on voter turnout in the United
States from 1972-2008 (Who Votes Now?
Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States ,
Princeton University Press, 2014). I am also a co-PI of the NYU Social
Media and Political Participation (SMAPP) Lab.
My Current Work: I am working on projects on the impact
of economics on elections, and on the impact of social media
on political participation. The later is currently funded by
a grant from the INSPIRE program of NSF, our
describes some our work.
For a full list of my work, see my Vita.
- "Social Networks and Protest Participation: Evidence from 130 Million Twitter Users'', (with Jennifer M. Larson, Jonathan Ronen, and Joshua A. Tucker), August, 2016.
- "Economic Voting and Economic Inequality: US Presidential Elections 1952-2012", (with Suzanna Linn), presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting for the Midwest Political Science Assocation
- "Economic Conditions, Economic Perceptions, and Media Coverage of the United States Economy", (with Pablo Barberá, Amber Boydstudn, and Suzanna Linn), presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association
- "Comparing Opinions and Preferences across States and Regions: The Fallacy of using Ideological Responses" (with Lindsey Cormack)
- "Electoral Laws and Turnout, 1978-2008" (Presented at the Fourth Annual Conference in Empirical Legal Studies, November 2009, University of Southern California)
- "Who Votes Now? And Does it Matter?" (with Jan E. Leighley)
- "Class Bias in the U.S. Electorate, 1972-2004" (with Jan E. Leighley)
- "The Hispanic Vote in the 2004 Presidential Election: Insecurity and Moral Concerns" (with Marisa A. Abrajano and R. Michael Alvarez)
- "Unions and Class Bias in the U.S. Electorate, 1964-2004" (with Jan E. Leighley)
- "Do Voters Really Care Who Gets What?: Economic Growth, Economic Redistribution, and Presidential Popularity" (with Suzanna De Boef)
- "A Method for Weighting Survey Samples of Low-Incidence Voters" (with R. Michael Alvarez)
- "Race-Based versus Issue Voting: A Natural Experiment: The 2001 City of Los Angeles Elections" (with Marisa Abrajano and R. Michael Alvarez)
- "Economics, Entitlements and Social Issues: Voter Choice in the 1996 Presidential Election" (with R. Michael Alvarez) (JSTOR access required)
- "Economic Conditions and Presidential Elections" (with Jennifer R. Niemann)
- "Explaining the Gender Gap U.S. Presidential Elections, 1980-1992" (with Carole Chaney and R. Michael Alvarez) (JSTOR access required)
- "Explaining the Gender Gap in the 1992 U.S. Presidential Election" (with Carole Chaney and R. Michael Alvarez)
- "When Politics and Models Collide: Estimating Models of Multi-Party Elections" (with R. Michael Alvarez) (JSTOR access required)
- "Issues, Economics, and the Dynamics of Multi-Party Elections: The British 1987 General Election" (with R. Michael Alvarez and Shaun Bowler)
- "Economics, Issues and the Perot Candidacy: Voter Choice in the 1992 Presidential Election" (with R. Michael Alvarez)
- "Coding Style and Good Computing Practices"