Fourth Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop

11-12 November 2016, School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto

We are pleased to host the fourth annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop on November 11 and 12, 2016 at the School of Public Policy and Governance, University of Toronto. Click here for a map. The workshop will begin at 9am on the Friday, coffee and sign in will start at 8.30am. The full schedule is available here.

The workshop will feature a small number of papers (see accepted papers to the left). We will spend an hour on each paper, giving plenty of time for constructive and stimulating discussion. We will also host a poster session designed to provide maximum feedback.

One of the aims with the TPBW from the beginning has been to create a conference of the highest quality where participants get as much out of the event as presenters. At the same time we have also strived to keep costs for participants at a minimum. As such, 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.

The workshop is generously sponsored by the School for Public Policy and Governance, University Toronto; the Department of Politics, the Office of the Vice President Reseach and the Dean of Arts, Ryerson University; and the Canadian Opinion Research Archive. Please forward any questions to Daniel Rubenson or Peter Loewen.


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.

Workshop Papers

Aimee Bourassa, Brown University, "Sore Winners? Democratic Attitudes, Institutional Fragmentation, and Support for Executive Authority in Latin America"

Anjali Bohlken, Georgia Tech, "Targeting Ordinary Voters or Political Elites?: Why Pork is Distributed Along Partisan Lines"

Barry Burden, University of Wisconsin and Michael DeCrescenzo, University of Wisconsin, "Mobilization, Persuasion, and the Partisan Fallout of the Gender Gap in U.S. Voting"

Christopher Dawes, New York University and Woo Chang Kang, Yale University, "The Electoral Effect of Stop-and-Frisk"

Christian Grose, University of Southern California, Pamela Lopez, American University, Sara Sadhwani, University of Southern California and Antoine Yoshinaka, Buffalo, "Social Lobbying"

Costas Panagopoulos, Fordham University, Donald P Green, Columbia University, Jonathan Krasno, Binghamton University, Michael Schwam-Baird, Columbia University, Eric Moore, Binghamton University and Kyle Endres, Fordham University "Risky Business: Does Corporate Political Spending Affect Consumer Behavior?"

Daniel Smith, Harvard University, Yusaku Horiuchi, Dartmouth College and Teppei Yamamoto, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Identifying Voter Preferences for Politicians' Personal Attributes: A Conjoint Experiment in Japan"

Henning Finseraas, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, Jeremy Ferwerda, Dartmouth College and Johannes Bergh, Institute for Social Research, Oslo, "Voting Rights and Immigrant Incorporation: Evidence from Norway"

Mark Pickup, Simon Fraser University, Erik Kimbrough, Simon Fraser University and Eline de Rooij, Simon Fraser University, "Experimental Evidence on the Role of Identity and Interest in Voting Behavior"

Mark Buntaine, University of California, Santa Barbara, Sara Bush, Temple University, Ryan Jablonski, London School of Economics, Daniel Nielsen, Brigham Young University and Paula Pickering, College of William & Mary, "Governance as an Information Problem: The Causal Effects of Budget Disclosures by SMS on Vote Choice in Uganda"

Michelle Dion, McMaster University and Jordi Díez, University of Guelph, "Social desirability bias and question framing effects: Evidence from a combined list and framing experiment on same-sex marriage support in Argentina"

Mikael Persson, University of Gothenburg, Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Uppsala University and Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University, "Can Increased Education Help Reduce the Socio-Economic Voting Gap?"

Workshop Posters

Alexa Bankert, University of Georgia, "Assessing the Impact of (Contested) Presidential Nominees on Partisan Identities before and after the National Conventions"

Alexander Kustov, Princeton University, "Why don't good people support more immigration? The altruist's dilemma of helping others and favoring compatriots"

Ammar Shamaileh, University of Louisville, "Springing Backwards: The Arab Spring and Government Approval in Sudan"

Charles Crabtree, University of Michigan, "Mass media and the diffusion of collective action in authoritarian regimes: The June 1953 East German uprising"

Federica Genovese, University of Essex, "The Political Geography of Migrant Reception and Public Opinion on Immigration: Evidence from Italy"

Kathleen Donovan, St. John Fisher College, "Ideological Agenda Setting: Exploring Intermedia Differences in a Fragmented Market"

Kevin Munger, New York University, "Tweetment Effects on Civil Discourse"

Marc Trussler, Vanderbilt University, "The Internet, Turnout, and Partisan Voting"

Patrick Meehan, University of Michigan, "The Instrumental Office: Making a Difference Through Elected Office"

Shuai Jin, University of Iowa, "How Chinese Citizens Respond to Government Propaganda on Economic Inequality"

Soenke Ehret, New York University, "Fooling the Masses? A Field in the Lab Experiment"

Verena Fetscher, University of Mannheim, "Income Uncertainty and Preferences for Redistribution. What Difference Does the Institutional Design of Social Policy Make?"