Published Research

Sara Driskell
Martin Davidson
In this work, we examined costs of framing diversity as good for organizations vs. fair; specifically, we examined whether framing diversity as good for organizations broadens people’s definitions of diversity and increases racial bias.
Dec. 14, 2015
Alan E. Wiseman, Vanderbilt University; Dana E. Wittmer, Colorado College
This book explores why some members of Congress are more effective than others at navigating the legislative process.
Oct. 1, 2014
Research | The Journal of Politics

Who Heeds the Call of the Party in Congress?

William Minozzi
When party leaders seek support, who heeds the call and who remains unswayed?
Sep. 23, 2013
Research | PS: Political Science and Politics

The Communication of Ideas across Subfields in Political Science

Erin R. Graham, Charles R. Shipan
What factors inhibit or facilitate cross-subfi eld conversations in political science?
April 15, 2014
Charles R. Shipan
In federal systems, governments have the opportunity to learn from the policy experiments – and the potential successes – of other governments.
June 2014
Research | American Journal of Political Science

When Are Women More Effective Lawmakers Than Men?

Alan E. Wiseman, Vanderbilt University; Dana E. Wittmer, Colorado College
Previous scholarship has demonstrated that female lawmakers differ from their male counterparts by engaging more fully in consensus-building activities.
Jan. 22, 2013
Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi, Kelly M. Hoffman, B. Keith Payne
Research on inattentional blindness demonstrates that when attending to 1 set of stimuli, people often fail to consciously perceive a task-irrelevant object.
Jan. 7, 2013
Thaddeus Huetteman
We use a set of economic experiments to test the effects of some novel features of California's new controls on greenhouse gas emissions.
April 2014
Charles Manski
Researchers have used repeated cross sectional observations of homicide rates and sanctions to examine the deterrent effect of the adoption and implementation of death penalty statutes.
Oct. 9, 2013
J. Keith Murnighan
Chronic blood shortages in the U.S. would be alleviated by small increases, in percentage terms, of people donating blood.
March 6, 2013
Research | Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

How Decisions Happen: Focal Points and Blind Spots in Interdependent Decision Making

Nir Halevy
Decision makers often simplify decision problems by ignoring readily available information. T
March 24, 2013