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Experimental Research Section Award Recipients

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Best Book Award
Best Dissertation Award
Best Paper Award
Public Service Award


Best Book Award

The Best Book Award recognizes the best book published in 2013 that either uses or is about experimental research methods in the study of politics. A copy of the book should be sent to each member of the selection committee at the addresses provided below no later than April 1, 2014.

2018 Ryan Vander Wielen, Temple University
Taming Intuition: How Reflection Minimizes Partisan Reasoning and Promotes Democratic Accountability. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2018 Vin Arceneaux, Temple University
Taming Intuition: How Reflection Minimizes Partisan Reasoning and Promotes Democratic Accountability. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2018 Ryan Enos, Harvard University
The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2017 Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction. Chicago University Press, 2016.
2017 Samara Klar, University of Arizona
Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Parties Leads to Political Inaction. Chicago University Press, 2016.
2016  Adam Seth Levine, Cornell University
American Insecurity: Why Our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction. Princeton University Press 2015 
2015  Daniel Butler, Washington University in St. Louis
Representing the Advantaged: How Politicians Reinforce Inequality. Cambridge University Press 
2015  Christopher Karpowitz, Brigham Young University
The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions. Princeton University Press 
2015  Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions. Princeton University Press 
2014 Milton Lodge Dr., SUNY, Stony Brook University
The Rationalizing Voter. Cambridge University Press
2013 Thad Dunning, Yale University
Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences(Cambridge University Press, October 2012)
2013 Alan Gerber, Yale University
Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation (W.W. Norton & Company, May 2012)
2013 Donald Green, Columbia University
Field Experiment: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation (W.W. Norton & Company, May 2012)
2012 James Druckman, Northwestern University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, June 2011)
2012 Donald Green, Columbia University
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, June 2011)
2012 James Kuklinski, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
2012 Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (Cambridge University Press, June 2011)
2011 Rebecca Morton, New York University
Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab
2011 Kenneth Williams, Michigan State University
Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality: From Nature to the Lab

 


Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award recognizes the best dissertation completed in calendar year 2013 that utilizes experimental methods on substantive questions about politics or makes a fundamental contribution to experimental methods.

2018 Saad Gulzar, Stanford University
“Essays on the Political Economy of Development in South Asia.”
2018 Pia Raffler, Harvard University
“Information, Accountability, and Political Elite Behavior.”
2017 Alex Coppock, Yale University
“Positive, Small, Homogeneous, and Durable: Political Persuasion in Response to Information.”
2016  Eun Bin Chung, The Ohio State University
“Overcoming the History Problem: Group-Affirmation in International Relations." 
2015  Meredith L. Sadin, Princeton University
“A Wealth of Ambivalence: How Stereotypes About the Rich Matter for Political Attitudes and Candidate Choice” 
2014 Samara Klar, Northwestern University
"The Influence of Identity on Political Preferences."
2013 Meghan Condon, Loyola University, Chicago
"Practice Makes Participants: How Communication Skills Acquired in School Affect Political Engagement"
2013 Gwyneth McClendon, Harvard University
"The Politics of Envy and Esteem in Two Democracies"
2011 Andrew Owen, University of British Columbia
The Negativity Effect in Retrospective Voting

 


Best Paper Award

The Best Paper Award recognizes a paper that was scheduled to be presented at APSA and features experimental research.

2018 Kristin Michelitch, Vanderbilt University
“Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure and Politician Performance between Elections: A Field Experiment in Uganda.”
2018 Guy Grossman, University of Pennsylvania
“Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure and Politician Performance between Elections: A Field Experiment in Uganda.”
2017 Conor M. Dowling, University of Mississippi
“The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Party Chairs’ Assessment of Electoral Viability.”
2017 Michael G. Miller, Barnard College, Columbia University
“The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Party Chairs’ Assessment of Electoral Viability.”
2017 David Doherty, Loyola University Chicago
“The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Party Chairs’ Assessment of Electoral Viability.”
2016  David Broockman, Stanford University
"The Causal Effects of Elite Position-Taking on Voter Attitudes: Field Experiments with Elite Communication." 
2016  Daniel Butler, Washington University in St. Louis
"The Causal Effects of Elite Position-Taking on Voter Attitudes: Field Experiments with Elite Communication." 
2015  Thomas Leeper, Aarhas University
“What If You Had Done Things Differently? Testing the Generalizability of Framing Effects with Parallel Experiments” 
2015  Kevin Mullinix, Appalachian State University
“What If You Had Done Things Differently? Testing the Generalizability of Framing Effects with Parallel Experiments” 
2014 Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University
"Mobilization of Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa."
2014 Devra Moehler, University of Pennsylvania
"Mobilization of Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa."
2013 Michael Findley, University of Texas, Austin
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
2013 Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
2013 Jason Sharman, Griffith University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
2012 Jennifer Jerit, Florida State University
Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments
2012 Jason Barabas, Florida State University
Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments
2012 Scott Clifford, Florida State University
Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments
2011 Michael Tomz, Stanford University
Candidate Repositioning
2011 Robert Van Houweling, University of California Berkeley
Candidate Repositioning

 


Public Service Award

The Public Service Award recognizes a special form of public service, the facilitation of randomized experiments in political science by those outside the academy.

2018 Matt Morrison, Working America
2017 Kelly Bidwell, J-PAL
2016  Dave Fleischer, Leadership Lab of Los Angeles LGBT Center
2015  Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Board of Supervisors
 
 
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