Fifth Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop

November 10-11, 2017, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

We are pleased to announce that registration for the fifth annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop is now open. The workshop will take place November 10 and 11, 2017 at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Please register to attend the workshop using the form on this page.

There are many hotels within a short distance of the workshop location. The School of Public Policy and Governance has a preferred rate at the Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor Yorkville that you can book by contacting Sonia Waite (event code: Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop).

You can see this year's workshop papers below. We will spend 45 minutes on each paper. We will also host a poster session.

There are no registration fees, lunch will be provided both days and a dinner for participants on Friday night. Unfortunately we cannot provide travel assistance.

The TPBW is co-hosted by the School of Public Policy and Governance, University Toronto; the Canadian Opinion Research Archive at Queen's University; and the Department of Politics, Ryerson University. Please forward any questions to Daniel Rubenson & Peter Loewen.

Workshop Schedule

Friday, November 10

8.30am-9.00am Coffee

9.00am-9.10am Introductory remarks

9.10am-9.55am Ali Valenzuela, Princeton University, "Pivotal Identity: How Competitive Elections Politicize Latino Ethnicity"

9.55am-10.40am Ruth Dassonneville Université de Montréal and Ian McAllister, Australian National University, "Gender, Political Knowledge and Descriptive Representation: The Impact of Long-Term Socialization"

10.40am-11.00am Break

11.00am-11.45am Gemma Dipoppa, University of Pennsylvania and Gianmarco Daniele, University of Barcelona, "Mafia, Elections and Violence Against Politicians"

11.45am-12.30pm Konstantinos Matakos, King's College London, Dominik Hangartner, London School of Economics, Elias Dinas, University of Oxford, Moritz Marbach, University of Zurich and Dimitrios Xefteris, University of Cyprus, "The Impact of the Refugee Crisis on Attitudes, Policy Preferences, and Political Engagement of Natives"

12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch and poster session.

2.00pm-2.45pm Alexander Coppock, Yale University and Don Green, Columbia University, "Do Belief Systems Exhibit Dynamic Constraint?"

2.45pm-3.30pm Volha Charnysh, Princeton University, "Diversity, Institutions, and Economic Development: Post-WWII Displacement in Poland"

3.30pm-3.45pm Break

3.45pm-4.30pm Ricardo Pique, Ryerson University, Fernando Aragon, Simon Fraser University and Alexey Makarin, Northwestern University, "The Effect of Party Geographic Scope on Government Outcomes: Evidence from Peruvian Municipalities"

7.30pm Dinner for registered participants

Saturday, November 11

10.00am-10.45am Laura Stephenson, University of Western Ontario, Sona Golder, Penn State, Karine Van Der Straeten, Toulouse School of Economics and Kostanca Dhima, Texas A&M, "Affinity Voting Across Electoral Systems"

10.45am-11.30am Jonathan Woon, University of Pittsburgh, "Political Lie Detection"

11.30am-11.45am Break

11.45am-12.30pm David Broockman, Stanford University and Evan J. Soltas, University of Oxford, "Backlash and the Political Economy of Voting Rights"

12.30pm-2.00pm Lunch

2.00pm-2.45pm Noam Gidron, Princeton University and Ryan Enos, Harvard University, "Exclusion and Cooperation in Diverse Societies: Experimental Evidence from Israel"

2.45pm-3.30pm Ryan Moore, American University and Brian Hamel, UCLA, "Information Seeking and Voter Turnout: Evidence from Search Data"

3.30pm-3.45pm Break

3.45pm-4.30pm Vincent Pons, Harvard Business School and Clémence Tricaud, Ecole Polytechnique Paris, "Expressive Voting and Its Cost: Evidence from Runoffs with Two or Three Candidates"

Workshop Posters

Airo Hino, Waseda University, "The Spiral of Silence and the Crescendo of Voices: Opinion Expression after Fukushima Nuclear Crisis"

Anatoliy Gruzd, Ryerson University (with Marc Esteve, Alicia Wanless and Philip Mai), "Unpredictably Trump? Predicting Clicktivist-like Actions on Candidate's Facebook Posts During the 2016 US Primary Election"

Charles Crabtree, University of Michigan (with D. Alex Hughes, Micah Gell-Redman, Natarajan Krishnaswami, Diana Rodenberger and Guillermo Monge), "Who gets to vote? New evidence of discrimination among local election officials"

David Peterson, Iowa State University (with Max Allamong), "Screw those guys: Empathy, polarization, and attitudes about health care reform in the US"

Eric Guntermann, University of Gothenburg, "Heterogeneous Priming in the 2016 Election: Did Linguistic Proximity Influence Candidate Evaluations?"

Felix Hartmann, University of Gothenburg, "Programmatic Redistribution and Incumbent Voting: Experimental Evidence"

Jordi Muñoz, University of Barcelona (with Albert Falcó-Gimeno and Roberto Pannico), "Bullets & Ballots: Exposure to Terrorist Attacks and Support for the Incumbent"

Justin Reeves, Harvard University (with Daniel Smith), "Getting to Know Her: Information and Gender Bias in Preferential Voting Systems"

Kevin Munger, New York University, "Conducting Behavioral Experiments Online"

Liran Harsgor, University of Toronto, "(In)Security during formative years: Long-term cohort effects on political attitudes"

Love Christensen, University of Gothenburg, "The Electoral Politics of Uncertainty"

Mark Pickup, Simon Fraser University (with Erik Kimbrough, Eline de Rooij), "The Self-Reinforcing Effects of Political Identity Based Norms"

Mateo Vasquez, New York University (with Jorge Gallego, Kevin Munger and Juan Martinez), "Tweeting for Peace: Experimental Evidence from the 2016 Colombian Plebiscite"

Megan Metzger, University of Wisconsin-Madison (with Jennifer Larson), "Social Media Networks, Non-Local Actors and Information Environments During Protest: Evidence from Ukraine's EuroMaidan"

Moa Frödin Gruneau, University of Gothenburg, "Who marries whom, and who votes?"

Nicholas Haas, New York University, "Deceptive Self-Signals in an Age of Polarization: Activating Political Identity to Distinguish Oneself and Affirm a Positive Self-Image"

Scott Tyson, University of Michigan (with Kai Ou), "Informed and Engaged: A Strategic Tension in the Democratic Ideal"

Semra Sevi, Université de Montréal (with André Blais), "The incumbency advantage in Canadian elections: 1867-2015"

Vincent Hopkins, Simon Fraser University, "Information Polarization in Parliament: How Lobbying Networks Respond to Changes in the Policy Agenda"


While the TPBW is free of charge, we do require registration so that we can plan properly.  Please use the form below to register to participate.

We thank our generous sponsors, the Canadian Opinion Research Archive at Queen's University; the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University Toronto; and the Department of Politics, Faculty of Arts and the Office of the Vice President Research, Ryerson University.