Ph.D. 1989, California Institute of Technology; M.S. 1985, California Institute of Technology; A.B. 1982, Harvard University.
NYU Department of Politics, 19 W. 4th Street, New York, NY 10012
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Areas of Research/Interest: Methodology; voting behavior; 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.
- 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.