The Yale Center for the Study of American Politics (CSAP) was created to promote the work of scholars in the field of American politics. Using a broad set of methodological approaches and enjoying the advantages of deep knowledge of American politics, Americanists have made signal contributions to our understanding of political institutions and behavior.  CSAP engages in a number of activities to further this intellectual tradition, and strives to make important contributions to research and teaching in the field of American politics while enhancing the academic environment for students and faculty at Yale.  CSAP is a research center under the umbrella of the Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS).

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January 15, 2016
Cass R. Sunstein, founder and director of the Program on Behavioral Economics and Public Policy at Harvard Law School, will give the first talk of the spring 2016 semester...
November 5, 2015
CSAP Director and Professor of Political Science Alan Gerber recently teamed up with colleague Barry Nalebuff at the Yale School of Management to take a closer look at the...