Third Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop

6-7 November 2015, Student Learning Centre, Ryerson University

Following on the success of the last two workshops, we are pleased to announce the third annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop, to be held November 6 and 7, 2015.

The workshop will feature a mixture of plenary sessions and thematic panels, along with a poster session, all designed to facilitate robust discussion. The accepted papers are listed to the right.

There is no registration fee for the workshop. A dinner will be held on Friday night for participants. Refreshments and lunch will be provided on both days.

Participants wanting hotel accommodation can take advantage of a preferred rate at the Chelsea Hotel, across the street from the workshop venue.

The workshop is generously sponsored by the Department of Politics, the Office of the Vice President Reseach and the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University; the Department of Political Science and the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto; and the Canadian Opinion Research Archive. Please forward any questions to Rubenson or Loewen.

Registration for the 2015 workshop is now closed.

Workshop Papers

Austin Hart, American University, "Do Voters in Emerging democracies Hold Candidates to a Higher Standard?" (Discussant: Marc André Bodet, Université Laval)

Cecila Mo, Vanderbilt University, "Aspirations and the Role of Social Protection: Evidence from Economic Shocks in Rural Pakistan" (Discussant: Michelle Dion, McMaster University)

David Fortunato, UC Merced and Randy Stevenson, Rice University, "Party Government and the Shape of American Political Knowledge" (Discussant: John McAndrews, University of British Columbia)

Dominik Duell, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse, "Division and Alienation: The Dual Effect of Social Identity Appeals in Electoral Competition" (Discussant: André Blais, Université de Montréal)

Elizabeth Carlson, Penn State University, "The Relevance of Relative Provision: An Experiment in Uganda" (Discussant: Peter Loewen, University of Toronto)

Fabian Neuner, University of Michigan, Stuart Soroka, University of Michigan and Christopher Wlezien, University of Texas at Austin, "The Clues in the News: Unpacking Thermostatic Responsiveness to Policy" (Discussant: Christopher Cochrane, University of Toronto)

Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania, "Security or Symbolism: Territorial Conflict and Public Opinion" (Discussant: Jaime Settle, William and Mary)

Laura Stephenson and Cameron Anderson, Western University, "Personality and Heterogeneity in the Effects of Social Network Disagreement" (Discussant: Christopher Dawes, New York University)

Mona Morgan-Collins, London School of Economics, "Votes For and By Women: How Did Women Vote After the 19th Amendment?" (Discussant: Elizabeth Goodyear-Grant, Queen's University)

Nico Ravanilla, University of Michigan, "Nudging Good Politicians: Evidence from a Field Experiment in the Philippines" (Discussant: Lior Sheffer, University of Toronto)

Pablo Barbera, New York University, "How Social Media Reduces Mass Political Polarization: Evidence from Germany, Spain, and the U.S." (Discussant: Ludovic Rheault, University of Toronto)

Spencer Piston, Syracuse University and Logan Struther, Syracuse University, "Divided by Skin Color: The Partisan Preferences of Latinos Vary by Skin Tone" (Discussant: Randy Besco, University of Toronto)

Tiberiu Dragu, New York University and Xiaochen Fan, New York University, "An Agenda-Setting Theory of Electoral Competition" (Discussant: Antoine Yoshinaka, SUNY Buffalo)

Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University and Adam Seth Levine, Cornell University, "Why More Information Makes People Less Concerned About Inequality" (Discussant: Ryan Moore, American University)

Workshop Posters

Alexander Kustov, Princeton University, "Ethnic Hierarchy versus Cultural Difference: Group Threat and Immigration Attitudes in Spain"

Anthony M. Daniel, Columbia University, "From Wagner to Taft-Hartley, Revisited"

Chitralekha Basu, University of Rochester, "Choosing Your Battles Wisely? Voter Priorities and Party Strategy in Western Europe"

Eric Guntermann, Université de Montréal, "From Words to Time Series That Are Ready for Analysis: A Bayesian Approach to Scaling Party Positions Over Time"

Greg Distelhorst, University of Oxford, "The Dimensions of Meritocracy: Disaggregating Political Merit with a Survey Experiment on Chinese Elites"

John McAndrews, University of British Columbia, "How Do Americans Judge Legislative Performance?"

Mariken van der Velden, VU University Amsterdam, "How Do Political Parties Determine Their Platform? An Experimental Study of Risky Strategic Decision-Making"

Rodolpho Bernabel, New York University, "Valence and Accountability"

Roosmarijn de Geus, University of Oxford, "When Partisan Preferences and Performance Evaluations Collide: Identifying Cross-Pressured Voters"

Soenke Ehret, New York University, "What Are the Prospects? Diminishing Sensitivity and Redistribution"

Tesalia Rizzo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Quid Pro Quo: How Gift Giving Affects Voter Reciprocity in Kenya"

Victoria Shineman, University of Pittsburgh, "High Participation Costs Lead to a More Extremist Voting Population"

Young-Im Lee, University of Missouri-St.Louis, "Gender, Party Nominations, and District Assignments in Korean Legislative Elections, 1988-2012"