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Experimental Research Section Award Recipients

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Best Book Award
Best Dissertation Award
Best Paper Award
Rebecca Morton Award for Best JEPS Article
Public Service Award
Best New Replication Paper
Best Article with a Preregistration 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.

2024 Adam Michael Auerbach, American University and Tariq Thachil, University of Pennsylvania
Migrants and Machine Politics: How India's Urban Poor Seek Representation and Responsiveness. Princeton University Press, 2023.
2023 Donghyun Danny Choi, Brown University
Native Bias: Overcoming Discrimination Against Immigrants. Princeton University Press, 2022.
2023 Mathias Poertner, London School of Economics
Native Bias: Overcoming Discrimination Against Immigrants. Princeton University Press, 2022.
2023 Nicholas Sambanis, University of PennsylvaniaAdam Michael Auerbach, American University and Tariq Thachil, University of Pennsylvania
Native Bias: Overcoming Discrimination Against Immigrants. Princeton University Press, 2022.
2023 Jamie Druckman, Northwestern University
Experimental Thinking: A Primer on Social Science Experiments. Cambridge University Press, 2022.
2022 James Druckman, Northwestern University
Advances in Experimental Political Science. Cambridge U Press, 2021.
2022 Donald P. Green, Columbia Unviersity
Advances in Experimental Political Science. Cambridge U Press, 2021.
2022

Cigdem Sirin, University of Texas, El Paso
Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy. Cambridge U Press, 2021.

2022

Nicholas Valentino, University of Michigan
Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy. Cambridge U Press, 2021.

2022

Jose Villalobos, University of Texas, El Paso
Seeing Us in Them: Social Divisions and the Politics of Group Empathy. Cambridge U Press, 2021.

2021 Ana Bracic, Michigan State University
Breaking the Exclusion Cycle: How to Promote Cooperation between Majority and Minority Ethnic Groups. Oxford University Press, 2020.
2020 Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley
Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Cambridge U Press, 2019.
2020 Guy Grossmann, University of Pennsylvania
Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Cambridge U Press, 2019.
2020 Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University and WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Cambridge U Press, 2019.
2020 Susan D. Hyde, University of California, Berkeley
Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Cambridge U Press, 2019.
2020 Craig McIntosh, University of California, San Diego
Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Cambridge U Press, 2019.
2020 Gareth Nellis, University of California, San Diego
Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Cambridge U Press, 2019.
2019

Jaime Settle, The College of William & Mary
Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America. Cambridge University Press, 2018

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.

2023 Love Christensen, University of Arhus
"Uncertainty and Persuasion - Essays on Behavioral Political Economy”
2022 Natalia Garbiras-Díaz, University of California, Berkeley
“Paving the way for the rise of outsiders: Candidate and voter behavior in an era of political disillusionment.” 
2022 Erin Rossiter, University of Notre Dame
"Three Papers on Interpersonal Communication." 
2022

Anna Wilke, Washington University in St. Louis
“Essays on the Politics of Maintaining Order.” 

2021 Tara Slough, New York University
“Essays on the Distributive Politics of Bureaucracy.”
2020 Kyle Peyton, Yale University
“Experiments on Legitimacy and Intergroup Relations: Policing, Trust, and Prejudice in the United States”
2020 Honorable Mention
Tesalia Rizzo, MIT
“Intermediaries of the State: Bureaucratic Transaction Costs of Claiming Welfare in Mexico”
2019

Adam Zelizer, Columbia University
“Legislating while learning: How staff briefings, cue-taking, and deliberation help legislators take policy positions.” 

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.

2023 Rajeshwari Majumdar, New York University
“Reducing Prejudice and Support for Religious Nationalism Through Conversations on WhatsApp”
2023 Jonathan Nagler, New York University
“Reducing Prejudice and Support for Religious Nationalism Through Conversations on WhatsApp”
2023 Joshua Tucker, New York University
“Reducing Prejudice and Support for Religious Nationalism Through Conversations on WhatsApp”
2023 Richard Bonneau, New York University
“Reducing Prejudice and Support for Religious Nationalism Through Conversations on WhatsApp”
2023 Chagai M. Weiss, Stanford University
“Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Field Experiments in Israel Show that Education Programs that Broach Sensitive Topics Can Reduce Prejudice”
2023 Shira Ran, Hebrew University
“Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Field Experiments in Israel Show that Education Programs that Broach Sensitive Topics Can Reduce Prejudice”
2023 Eran Halperin; Hebrew University
“Addressing the Elephant in the Room: Field Experiments in Israel Show that Education Programs that Broach Sensitive Topics Can Reduce Prejudice”
2022

Nicholas Haas, Aarhus University
"My History or Our History? Historical Revisionism and Enticement to Lead.”

2022 Emmy Lindstam, University of Mannheim 
"My History or Our History? Historical Revisionism and Enticement to Lead.”
2021 Robert A. Blair, Brown University
"After Rebel Governance: A Field Experiment in Security and Justice Provision in Rural Colombia.”
2021 Manuel Moscoso, Brown University
"After Rebel Governance: A Field Experiment in Security and Justice Provision in Rural Colombia.”
2021 Andres Vargas Castillo, Yale University
"After Rebel Governance: A Field Experiment in Security and Justice Provision in Rural Colombia.”
2021 Michael Weintraub, Universidad de los Andes
"After Rebel Governance: A Field Experiment in Security and Justice Provision in Rural Colombia.”
2021 Honorable Mention
Mathias Poertner, Texas A&M University and London School of Economics and Political Science
"Does Political Representation Increase Participation? Evidence from Party Candidate Lotteries in Mexico.”
2020

Salma Mousa, Stanford University
"Creating Coexistence: Intergroup Contact and Soccer in Post-ISIS Iraq."

2020

Honorable Mention
Asad Liaqat, Harvard University
"No representation without information"

2019 Pia Raffler, Harvard University
“The Weakness of Bottom-Up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Ugandan Health Sector.”
2019 Daniel Posner, University of California, Los Angeles
“The Weakness of Bottom-Up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Ugandan Health Sector.”
2019 Doug Parkerson, Innovations for Poverty Action
“The Weakness of Bottom-Up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Ugandan Health Sector.”
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

 


Rebecca Morton Best Paper in JEPS Award

This award is for the best research article published in the previous year in the Journal of Experimental Political Science.

2023 Benjamin A. Lyons, University of Utah
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Christina Farhart, Carleton College
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Michael Hall, University of Michigan
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 John Kotcher, George Mason University
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Mathew Levendusky, University of Pennsylvania
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Joanne Miller, University of Delaware
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Brendan Nyhan, Dartmouth College
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Kaitlin Raimi, University of Michigan
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Jason Reifler, University of Exeter
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Kyle Saunders, Colorado State University
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Rasmus Skytte, Arhus University
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2023 Xiaoquan Zhao, George Mason University
“Self-Affirmation and Identity-Driven Political Behavior”
2022 Donghyun Danny Choi, Brown University
“Linguistic Assimilation Does Not Reduce Discrimination Against Immigrants: Evidence from Germany." Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2022 Mathias Poertner, London School of Economics and Political Science
“Linguistic Assimilation Does Not Reduce Discrimination Against Immigrants: Evidence from Germany." Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2022 Nicholas Sambanis, University of Pennsylvania
“Linguistic Assimilation Does Not Reduce Discrimination Against Immigrants: Evidence from Germany." Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2021 Florian Foos, London School of Economics
“Does Exposure to Gender Role Models Increase Women's Political Ambition? A Field Experiment with Politicians.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(3): 157-166. Winter 2020.
2021 Fabrizio Dilardi, University of Zurich
“Does Exposure to Gender Role Models Increase Women's Political Ambition? A Field Experiment with Politicians.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(3): 157-166. Winter 2020.

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.

2023 Linda Stern, National Democracy Institute
2021 David Yokum, The Policy Lab, Brown University
2020 Page Gardner, Voter Participation Center (VPC)
2020 Honorable Mention
Dau Anh Tuan, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2019 Rebecca Wolfe, Mercy Corps
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

 


Best New Replication Paper
This award is for the best article published in the previous year in the Journal of Experimental Political Science that conducts a replication of previously published work.

2023   Christopher Dawes, New York University
Is ‘Constitutional Veneration’ an Obstacle to Constitutional Amendment?”
2023   James Zink, North Carolina State University
Is ‘Constitutional Veneration’ an Obstacle to Constitutional Amendment?”
2022   Jared McDonald, University of Mary Washington
“The Costs of Conflict and Support for the Use of Force: Accounting for Information Equivalence in Survey Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(2).
2022   James Igoe Walsh, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
“The Costs of Conflict and Support for the Use of Force: Accounting for Information Equivalence in Survey Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(2).
2021   Costas Panagopoulos, Northeastern University and Kendall Bailey, Northeastern University
‘“Friends-and-Neighbors” Mobilization: A Field Experimental Replication and Extension.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, Volume 7(1),13-26,  Spring 2020
2021   Kendall Bailey, Northeastern University
‘“Friends-and-Neighbors” Mobilization: A Field Experimental Replication and Extension.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, Volume 7(1),13-26,  Spring 2020

 


Best Article with a Preregistration Award
This award is the best article published in the previous year in the Journal of Experimental Political Science that conducts analysis that was registered in a pre-analysis plan.

2023 Brendan Apfeld, University of Texas at Austin
“Education and Social Capital”
2023 Emanuel Coman, Trinity College Dublin
“Education and Social Capital”
2023 John Gerring, University of Texas at Austin
“Education and Social Capital”
2023 Stephen Jessee, University of Texas at Austin
“Education and Social Capital”
2022 James N Druckman, Northwestern University

“How Affective Polarization Shapes Americans’ Political Beliefs: A Study of Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).

2022 Samara Klar, University of Arizona
“How Affective Polarization Shapes Americans’ Political Beliefs: A Study of Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2022 Yanna Krupnikov, Stony Brook University
“How Affective Polarization Shapes Americans’ Political Beliefs: A Study of Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2022 Matthew Levendusky, University of Pennsylvania
“How Affective Polarization Shapes Americans’ Political Beliefs: A Study of Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2022 John Barry Ryan, Stony Brook University
“How Affective Polarization Shapes Americans’ Political Beliefs: A Study of Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 8(3).
2021

Daniel J. Hopkins, University of Pennsylvania
“Does Perceiving Discrimination Influence Partisanship among U.S. Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Five Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(2): 112 – 136, Summer 2020.

2021 Cheryl R. Kaiser, University of Washington
“Does Perceiving Discrimination Influence Partisanship among U.S. Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Five Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(2): 112 – 136, Summer 2020.
2021 Efrén O. Pérez, University of California, Los Angeles
“Does Perceiving Discrimination Influence Partisanship among U.S. Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Five Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(2): 112 – 136, Summer 2020.
2021 Sara Hagá, Universidade de Lisboa;
“Does Perceiving Discrimination Influence Partisanship among U.S. Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Five Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(2): 112 – 136, Summer 2020.
2021 Corin Ramos, University of Texas at El Paso
“Does Perceiving Discrimination Influence Partisanship among U.S. Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Five Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(2): 112 – 136, Summer 2020.
2021 Michael Zárate, University of Texas at El Paso
“Does Perceiving Discrimination Influence Partisanship among U.S. Immigrant Minorities? Evidence from Five Experiments.” Journal of Experimental Political Science, 7(2): 112 – 136, Summer 2020.