Seventh Annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop

Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, University of Toronto

November 8-9, 2019

We are pleased to announce registration for the seventh annual Toronto Political Behaviour Workshop is now open. The workshop will take place November 8 and 9, 2019 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 and there is a poster session on Friday afternoon. Lunches are provided and we will host a reception for participants on Friday evening.

The TPBW is co-hosted by the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University Toronto and the Department of Politics, Ryerson University. Please forward any questions to Daniel Rubenson & Peter Loewen.

Workshop papers

Arturas Rozenas (NYU), Denis Stukal (NYU) and Georgiy Syunyaev (Columbia University). "Persuasion Through State-Controlled Media: Experimental Evidence from Russia"

Dietlind Stolle (McGill) and Elisabeth Gidengil (McGill). "How Strong is the Commitment to Democracy and When Does it Falter? A Conjoint Experiment on Democratic Backsliding in the US and Canada"

Eline de Rooij (Simon Fraser University), Florian Foos (LSE) and Vanessa Cheng-Matsuno (King's College London). "Nag Him, Nag Her: Is Voter Mobilization within Households Gendered?"

Jonathan Nagler (NYU), Greg Eady (NYU), Jan Zilinsky (NYU) and Joshua Tucker (NYU). "Voter Information and Learning in the US 2016 Presidential Election: Evidence from a Panel Survey Combined with Direct Observation of Social Media Activity"

Joshua Kalla (Yale University) and David Broockman (Stanford University). "Reducing Exclusionary Attitudes Through Interpersonal Conversation"

Kyle Peyton (Yale University), Michael Sierra-Arévalo (Rutgers) and David Rand (MIT). "Community Policing and Police Legitimacy: A Field Experiment"

Leah Rosenzweig (Université de Toulouse). "Social Voting in Semi-Authoritarian Systems"

Miguel Pereira (Washington University in St. Louis). "Why do Politicians Misperceive Voter Preferences? Observational and Experimental Evidence"

Quinn Albaugh (Princeton University). "The Blue and the Orange: The Orange Order and Protestant-Conservative Connection, 1899-1917"

Scott Abramson (University of Rochester), Asya Magazinnik (MIT) and Korhan Koçak (Princeton University). "Do We Learn About Preferences From Conjoint Experiments?"

Valérie-Anne Mahéo (Université de Montréal). "How a Get-Out-The-Children-Vote Campaign Impacts Political Socialization and Electoral Participation of Family Members: Evidence from a Large Scale Randomized Field Experiment"

Yaoyao Dai (NYU Abu Dhabi) and Alexander Kustov (Princeton University). "When Do (and Don’t) Politicians Use Populist Rhetoric? Populism as a Mobilization Gamble"


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 October 25 that they cannot come, forfeit the entire amount. All money will be used to fund the workshop.

Registration closes October 25, 2019.

Please click here to register for the workshop.

Workshop posters

Coming soon

We thank our generous sponsors: The Consortium on Electoral Democracy; 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.