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Ratkovic Wins Society for Political Methodology's 2016 Gosnell Prize
Aug. 8, 2016

Marc Ratkovic will receive the Society for Political Methodology's 2016 Gosnell Prize for his paper, co-authored with Dustin Tingley (Harvard), "Sparse Estimation with Uncertainty: Subgroup Analysis in Large…

Crowder's Work on Racial Discrimination at Retailer Results in Employee Unionization
Aug. 8, 2016
Chaya Crowder's report, "Stitched with Prejudice" about racial discrimination at Zara, published through the Center for Popular Democracy, has resulted in Manhattan employees voting to join the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store union. According to the Center for Popular Democracy, Chaya's report was "the straw that broke the camel's back." BuzzFeed covered the news.
Prior Awarded Shorenstein Fellowship
July 22, 2016

Markus Prior, associate professor of politics and public affairs at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and former director of the

Reich Cites Gilens' Work in Policy Prescription for Clinton
June 21, 2016

Robert Reich, writing in The Huffington Post, suggests that Hillary Clinton focus her campaign on policies that will reverse representational inequality, and bases his prescription on work by Martin Gilens and his co-author, Ben Page. A Big Idea for…

Mendelberg's Work on Race Cited by Washington Post
June 17, 2016

Do Americans now think it's okay to talk openly about race? This Washington Post article tackles that question, discussing Professor Tali Mendelberg's research on attitudes toward openly talking about race,…

Achen and Bartels New York Times Op-Ed: Do Sanders Supporters Favor His Policies?
May 23, 2016
Do Sanders Supporters Favor His Policies? In an op-ed in the New York Times, Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels argue that attributing his support to shared policy is a result of false belief in the "folk theory of democracy," and is more a reflection of "social identities, symbolic commitments and partisan loyalties."
Tomkowiak, PhD Candidate, in Politico on GOP Historical Trick to Stop Trump?
May 17, 2016

Writing in Politico, Mateusz Tomkowiak explores the possibility of the 2016 GOP emulating the 1836 Whigs: How the GOP Can Stop Donald Trump With This One Weird Trick.

Achen and Bartels Book "Democracy for Realists" Draws Media Attention
April 25, 2016
Christopher Achen's and Larry Bartels' book, Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government (Princeton University Press 2016) is drawing attention from scholars and the media, intrigued by the book's challenge to conventional thinking. Democracy for Realists points "toward a fundamentally different understanding of the realities and potential of democratic government."
Ash and Colleagues Launch First-of-its-Kind Judicial Database
April 21, 2016

Elliott Ash (2016-2017 CSDP Fellow) and Bentley MacLeod of Columbia University announced the launch of a comprehensive database of judges and the judiciary, to be linked to Courtlistener's…