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Arthur Lupia

Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan

Research Professor, Institute for Social Research

Treasurer, American Political Science Association

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Delegation/Bureaucratic Accountability

Arthur Lupia. 1992. "Busy Voters, Agenda Control and the Power of Information." American Political Science Review 86:390-403.

Arthur Lupia. 1993. "Credibility and the Responsiveness of Direct Legislation." In William A. Barnett, Norman J. Schofield and Melvin J. Hinich (eds.) Political Economy: Institutions, Competition and Representation 379-404. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 1994. "Learning From Oversight: Fire Alarms and Police Patrols Reconstructed." Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 10: 96-125.

Arthur Lupia. 1994. "Bounded Rationality and 'The Institutional Foundations of Democratic Government.'" Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 150: 203-210.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 1994. "Who Controls? Information and the Structure of Legislative Decision Making." Legislative Studies Quarterly 19:361-384.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 1994. "Designing Bureaucratic Accountability." Law and Contemporary Problems 57: 91-126. Sections reprinted in Peter L. Strauss, et. al. (eds.) Gellhorn and Byse's Administrative Law: Cases and Comments , ninth edition. Westbury, NY: Foundation Press. 1995.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 1998. The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? New York: Cambridge University Press.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 2000. "Representation or Abdication? How Citizens Use Institutions to Help Delegation Succeed." European Journal of Political Research 37: 291 - 307.

Arthur Lupia. 2000. "The EU, the EEA, and Domestic Accountability: How Outside Forces Affect Delegation within Member States." Journal of Legislative Studies 6: 15-32.

Arthur Lupia. 2001. "Delegation of Power: Agency Theory." In Neil J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes (eds.) International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences 5: 3375 - 3377. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Science Limited.

John D. Huber and Arthur Lupia. 2001. "Cabinet Instability and Delegation in Parliamentary Democracies." American Journal of Political Science 45:18-32.

Elisabeth R. Gerber, Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. McCubbins, and D. Roderick Kiewiet. 2001. Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.

Arthur Lupia. 2003. "Delegation and its Perils." In Torbjörn Bergman, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Kaare Strøm (eds.) Delegation and Accountability in West European Parliamentary Democracies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 33-54.

Arthur Lupia. 2004. "Can Political Institutions Increase Citizens' Competence? Findings from a Formal Model and Two Experiments." In Irwin Morris, Joe A. Oppenheimer, and Karol Soltan (eds.) Politics from Anarchy to Democracy: Rational Choice in Political Science . Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 132-156.

Elizabeth Gerber, Arthur Lupia and Mathew McCubbins. 2004. "When Does Government Limit the Impact of Voter Initiatives?" The Journal of Politics 66:43-68.



>The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? (1998)

> Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality (2000)

> Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2001)

> Positive Changes in Political Science: The Legacy of Richard D. McKelvey's Most Influential Writings (2007)

> The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Political Science (2010)


Research Topics

Voting/Mass Decisions
 > Civic Competence
 > Deliberation
 > Direct Democracy
 > Experiments
 > Models
 > Political Communication
Political Psychology
 > Racially Polarized Voting

Legislation/Elite Decisions
 > Delegation and Accountability
 > McCain/Feingold
 > Parliaments/Coalitions
 > Statutory Interpretation
 > Term Limits

Methods/Phil. of Science
 > Game Theory
 > Value of Political Science