Sixth Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop

September 21-22, 2018, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

We are pleased to announce registration for the sixth annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop is now open. The workshop will take place September 21 and 22, 2018 at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto. Please register to attend the workshop using the link below.

We will spend 45 minutes on each paper. We will also host a poster session.

Lunch will be provided both days and a reception for participants on Friday night. Unfortunately we cannot provide travel assistance.

The TPBW is co-hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, 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, September 21

8.30am-9.00am Check in and coffee

9.00am-9.05am Opening remarks

9.05am-9.50am Andrew Guess (Princeton University), Brendan Nyhan (University of Michigan) and Jason Reifler (University of Exeter), "Who Wants to Read a Fact Check? Selective Exposure to Corrective Information During the 2016 U.S. Election Campaign"

9.50am-10.35am Victoria Shineman (University of Pittsburgh), "Restoring Rights, Restoring Trust: Evidence that Reversing Felon Disenfranchisement Penalties Increases Both Trust and Cooperation with Government"

10.35am-10.55am Break

10.55am-11.40am Lior Sheffer (University of Toronto), "The Day After: How Election Outcomes Affect Partisan-Motivated Generousity"

11.40am-12.25pm Daniel Smith (Harvard University), Shiro Kuriwaki (Harvard University) and Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth College), "Are Voters' Decisions Consistent With Their Policy Preferences? A Conjoint Design-Based Approach"

12.25pm-2.00pm Lunch and poster session

2.00pm-2.45pm Alexandra Cirone (Cornell University), "Political Dynasties in the European Union"

2.45pm-3.30pm Dominik Hangartner (ETH Zurich and London School of Economics), Dalston Ward (EYH Zurich), Lukas Schmid (University of Lucerne) and Stefan Boes (University of Lucerne), "The Long-Term Effect of University Education on Political Participation"

3.30pm-3.45pm Break

3.45pm-4.30pm André Blais (Université de Montréal), Damien Bol (King's College London), Maxime Coulombe (Université de Montréal) and Jean François Laslier (Paris School of Economics), "What is People’s Favorite Electoral Rule Behind the Veil of Ignorance? A Laboratory Experiment"

Saturday, September 22

10.00am-10.45am Kevin Munger (Pennsylvania State University and Princeton University), Mario Luka (Sciences Po), Jonathan Nagler (New York University) and Joshua Tucker (New York University), "The Effect of Clickbait"

Munger et al "Supplementary material/slides"

10.45am-11.00am Break

11.00am-11.45am Ted Hsuan Yun Chen (Pennsylvania State University) and Chris Fariss (University of Michigan), "The Effect of Disaster-induced Displacement on Social Behaviour: The Case of Hurricane Harvey"

11.45am-12.30pm Cesi Cruz (University of British Columbia), Philip Keefer (Inter-American Development Bank), Julien Labonne (University of Oxford) and Francesco Trebbi (University of British Columbia), "Making Policies Matter: Voter Responses to Campaign Promises"

12.30pm-1.45pm Lunch

1.45pm-2.30pm Pamela Ban (University of California, San Diego) Justin Grimmer (Stanford University), Jaclyn Kaslovsky (Harvard University) and Emily West (University of Pittsburgh), "Speaking Up, Speaking More? Gender Dynamics in Committee Hearings"

2.30pm-3.15pm Patrick Egan (New York University), "Identity as Dependent Variable: How Americans Shift Their Identities to Better Align With Their Politics"


In the past we have kept registration fees at $0. We want to continue to making the TPBW as affordable as possible. At the same time, we want to avoid no shows that create a waste of both food and money. To that end, we are now charging students a "deposit" of $50 and faculty members and others $100. Students who show up will be reimbursed the full $50 and faculty and others will be reimbursed $70. No shows and those who don't inform us by September 6 that they cannot come, forfeit the entire amount. All money will be used to fund the workshop.

Registration is open till September 19, 2018

Please click here to register for the workshop.

Workshop Posters

Abdelkarim Amengay (University of Ottawa), "The Limitations of the Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of the Populist Vote"

Dillon Laaker (University of Wisconsin), "The Stability of Immigration Attitudes: Evidence and Implications"

Eric Guntermannn (University of California at Berkeley) and Mikael Persson (University of Gothenburg), "Issue Voting and the Representation of Policy Preferences"

Guntermann and Persson "Supplementary material"

Evelyne Brie (University of Pennsylvania), "Beyond Culture: Geographic Relocation and Social Trust Across Canada"

Mats Ahrenshop (University of Oxford), "Costs, Credibility and Relative Salience: Why Voters Don't Sanction Politicians For Corruption"

Michael Olson (Harvard University) and Andrew R Stone (Harvard University), "The Incumbency Advantage in Judicial Elections"

Patrick Kraft (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), "Let's Talk Politics: A Naive Approach for Measuring Political Sophistication"

Soumyajit Mazumder (Harvard University), "Who Gets to Be an American? Experimental Evidence on the Nature of National Identity"

Stephanie Zonszein (New York University), "Citizen Rights and Cultural Assimilation: The Case of Unauthorized Immigrants"

Taylor Mattia (New York University), "The Politics of Education: School Racial Resegregation and Adolescent Partisanship"

Wendy Hansen (University of New Mexico), "Economic Voting and the 2016 Election"

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