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 form on this page.

You can see this year's workshop papers 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.

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 faculty members a "deposit" of $100 and students $50. Faculty members who show up will be reimbursed $70 and students the full $50. No shows and those who don't inform us by September 6 that they cannot come, forfeit the entire amount, which will be used to fund the workshop.

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 Papers

Alexandra Cirone (Cornell University), "Political Dynasties in the European Union"

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"

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"

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"

Daniel Smith (Harvard University), Shiro Kuriwaki (Harvard University) and Yusaku Horiuchi (Dartmouth College), "Do Election Results Reflect Voters’ Policy Preferences? Evidence From the 2017 Japanese General Election"

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"

Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill University) and Dietlind Stolle (McGill University), "Does Gender Identity Matter to Populism?"

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"

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

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"

Patrik Egan (New York University), "Identity as Dependent Variable: How Americans Shift Their Identities to Better Align With Their Politics"

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"

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


The link to registration will be up shortly.

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.