Best Dissertation Defended in 2019
Winner: Kyle Peyton, Yale University
Title of the winning dissertation: “Experiments on Legitimacy and Intergroup Relations: Policing, Trust, and Prejudice in the United States”
Committee Members: Kristin Michelitch (Chair), Vanderbilt University; Alexander Coppock, Yale University; Saad Gulzar, Stanford University.
Winner: Tesalia Rizzo, MIT
Title of the winning dissertation: “Intermediaries of the State: Bureaucratic Transaction Costs of Claiming Welfare in Mexico”
Best Paper Presented at APSA in 2019
Winner: Salma Mousa, Stanford University
Title of the winning paper: “Creating Coexistence: Intergroup Contact and Soccer in Post-ISIS Iraq.”
Committee Members: Pia Raffler (Chair), Harvard University; Thomas Leeper, Facebook/LSE; Dominik Duell, Essex University.
Winner: Asad Liaqat, Harvard University
Title of the winning paper: “No representation without information”
Best Book Published in 2019
Winners: Thad Dunning, UC Berkeley; Guy Grossmann, University of Pennsylvania; Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University and WZB Berlin Social Science Center; Susan D. Hyde, UC Berkeley; Craig McIntosh, UC San Diego; Gareth Nellis, UC San Diego
Title of the winning book: “Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I”
Publishing information: Cambridge U Press, 2019
Committee Members: Jaime Settle (Chair), College of William & Mary; Kevin Esterling, UC Riverside; Laura Paler, University of Pittsburgh.
Best JEPS Article in 2019
Winners: Yue Hou, University of Pennsylvania; Kai Quek, University of Hong Kong
Title of the winning paper: “Violence Exposure and Support for State Use of Force in a Non-Democracy”
Publishing information: Journal of Experimental Political Science, 2019
Committee Members: Kevin Arceneaux (Chair), Temple University; Daniel Rubenson, Ryerson University; Liz Zechmeister, Vanderbilt University.
Best Public Service in 2019
Winner: Dau Anh Tuan, Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Best Paper
- 2018 – Pia Raffler, Daniel Posner, and Doug Parkerson – “The Weakness of Bottom-Up Accountability: Experimental Evidence from the Ugandan Health Sector”
- 2017 – Guy Grossman and Kristin Michelitch – “Information Dissemination, Competitive Pressure, and Politician Performance Between Elections: A Field Experiment in Uganda”
- 2016 – David Doherty, Conor Dowling, and Michael Miller – “The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Party Chairs’ Assessments of Electoral Viability”
- 2015 – David Broockman and Daniel Butler – “The Causal Effects of Elite Position-Taking on Voter Attitudes: Field Experiments with Elite Communication”
- 2014 – Thomas Leeper and Kevin Mullinex – “What If You Had Done Things Differently? Testing The Generalizability Of Framing Effects With Parallel Experiments”
- 2012 – Jennifer Jerit, Jason Barabas, and Scott Clifford – “Comparing Treatment Effects in Parallel Experiments”
- Best Dissertation
- 2018 – Adam Zelizer – Legislating While Learning: How Staff Briefings, Cue-Taking, and Deliberation Help Legislators Take Policy Positions
- 2017 – Saad Gulzar – Essays on the Political Economy of Development in South Asia
- 2017 – Pia Raffler – Information, Accountability, and Elite Political Behavior
- 2016 – Alex Coppock – Positive, Small, Homogenous, and Durable: Political Persuasion in Response to Political Information
- 2015 – Eun Bin Chung – Overcoming the History Problem – Group Affirmation in International Relations
- 2014 – Meredith Sadin – A Wealth of Ambivalence: How Stereotypes About The Rich Matter For Political Attitudes and Candidate Choice
- 2012 – Dan Myers – Information Use in Small Group Deliberation
- Best Book
- 2018 – Jaime Settle – Frenemies: How Social Media Polarizes America
- 2017 – Vin Arceneaux and Ryan Vander Wielen – Taming Intuition: How Reflection Minimizes Partisan Reasoning and Promotes Democratic Accountability
- 2017 – Ryan Enos – The Space Between Us: Social Geography and Politics
- 2016 – Samara Klar and Yanna Krupnikov – Independent Politics: How American Disdain for Political Parties Leads to Political Inaction
- 2015 – Adam Seth Levine – American Insecurity: Why our Economic Fears Lead to Political Inaction
- 2014 – Daniel Butler – Representing the Advantaged: How Politicians Reinforce Inequality
- 2014 – Christopher Karpowitz and Tali Mendelberg – The Silent Sex: Gender, Deliberation, and Institutions
- 2013 – Thad Dunning – Natural Experiments in the Social Sciences: A Design-Based Approach
- 2013 – Alan Gerber and Don Green – Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation
- 2012 – Jamie Druckman, Don Green, James Kuklinski, and Arthur Lupia – The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science
- 2010 – Rebecca Morton and Kenneth Williams – From Nature to the Lab: The Methodology of Experimental Political Science and the Study of Causality
- Public Service
- Best Paper
Past committee members include:
- Nominating Committee: Daniel Nielson (Chair), BYU; Amaney Jamal, Princeton; Jon Woon, Pitt.
- Best Paper: Peter Loewen (Chair), University of Toronto; Sera Linardi, Pitt; Dustin Tingley, Harvard.
- Best Dissertation: Peter DeScioli (Chair), Stony Brook; Peter van der Windt, NYU Abu Dhabi; Jennifer Larson, Vanderbilt.
- Best Book: Cyrus Samii (Chair), NYU; Nichole Bauer, LSU; Victoria Shineman, Pitt.
- Public Service: Kelly Bidwell (Chair), U.S. Government Office of Evaluation Services, General Government Administration; Chris Mann, Skidmore; Reuben Kline, Stony Brook.