American Politics & Public Policy Workshop

Cosponsored with the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, each seminar features a presentation of current political science research by leading scholars in the field, including distinguished faculty from other institutions, research fellows of the CSAP, and Ph.D. candidates at Yale.

The American Politics and Public Policy Workshop meets on Wednesdays from 12:00-1:15 p.m. in Room A002 at ISPS, 77 Prospect Street.

Faculty organizers: Professor Greg Huber and Assistant Professor Kelly Rader, Department of Political Science

Graduate Student Coordinator: Matthew Graham

Seminar Coordinator and Contact: Pamela Greene

Spring 2018 Schedule

JAN 17 Frances Lee, Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland
“Party Power and Lawmaking: Majority Party Capacity in an Era of Strong Parties”
JAN 24 Doug Ahler, Assistant Professor in Political Science, Florida State University/Vanderbilt University
“The Cognitive Roots of Misperceptions About Party Composition”
JAN 31 Scott Bokemper, Postdoctoral Associate, CSAP/ISPS, Yale University
“An Experiment on the Political Economy of Disability Insurance”
FEB 7 Molly Reynolds​, Fellow in Governance Studies, Brookings Institute
“Who Fights the Good (Party) Fight? Individual Incentives to Engage in Partisan Messaging in the U.S. Senate”
FEB 14 Kassandra Birchler, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, Yale University
“Don’t Be So Shocked: Anxiety Affects the Redistribution of Economic Resources Among Groups”
FEB 21 Adam Thal, Postdoctoral Associate with the ISPS Policy Lab, Yale University
“Status Update: The Social Origins of Affluent Americans’ Views Toward Inequality”
MAR 1 Steve Callander, Professor of Public & Private Management, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford GSB
“Policy Advice in a Complicated World”
Co-sponsored with the Leitner Program in International & Comparative Political Economy
Note: This seminar will be held on Thursday March 1 at Luce Hall, Room 203
MAR 7 Lilla Orr, Ph.D. Student in Political Science, Yale University
Postponed due to winter weather
MAR 28 Mini-Talks by Annabelle Hutchinson & Molly Offer-Westort, Ph.D. Students in Political Science, Yale University
  • “Prospectus Brain-Storming Session: The Changing U.S. Labor Market and the Political Gender Gap”
  • “Negative Income Tax Experiments: Addressing Differential Attrition
APR 4 NO SEMINAR (MPSA Annual Conference)
APR 11 Sharece Thrower, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt University
“Legislative Constraints on Executive Unilateralism in Separation of Powers Systems”
APR 18 Ariel White, Assistant Professor of Political Science, MIT
Family Matters? Voting Behavior in Households with Criminal Justice Contact
APR 25 Lilla Orr, Ph.D. Student in Political Science, Yale University
“Prospectus Brainstorming Session: Policy Response to the U.S. Opioid Crisis”