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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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Political Communication

Arthur Lupia. 1994. "The Effect of Information on Voting Behavior and Electoral Outcomes: An Experimental Study of Direct Legislation." Public Choice 78: 65-86.

Arthur Lupia. 1994. "Shortcuts versus Encyclopedias: Information and Voting Behavior in California Insurance Reform Elections." American Political Science Review 88:63-76.
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Elisabeth R. Gerber and Arthur Lupia. 1996. "Term Limits, Responsiveness and the Failure of Increased Competition." In Bernard Grofman (ed.), Legislative Term Limits: Public Choice Perspectives . Kluwer Academic Publishers, 87 - 99.

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 1998. The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? New York: Cambridge University Press.
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Arthur Lupia, Mathew D. McCubbins, and Samuel L. Popkin (eds.). 2000. Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality. New York: Cambridge University Press.

James N. Druckman and Arthur Lupia. 2000. "Preference Formation." Annual Review of Political Science 3:1-24.

Arthur Lupia. 2001. Evaluation of the Web White and Blue Network 2000. New York: Markle Foundation.

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

Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 2001. "A Response to Austen-Smith." Public Choice 106: 183-189.

Gregory L. Bovitz, James N. Druckman and Arthur Lupia. 2002. "When Can a News Organization Lead Public Opinion? Ideology versus Market Forces in Decisions to Make News." Public Choice 113:127-155.

Arthur Lupia. 2002. "Deliberation Disconnected: What it Takes to Improve Civic Competence." Law and Contemporary Problems 65: 133-150.

Arthur Lupia and Zoe Baird. 2003. "Can Web Sites Change Citizens: Implications of Web, White and Blue 2000." PS: Political Science and Politics 37:77-82.

Arthur Lupia and Gisela Sin. 2003. "Which Public Goods Are Endangered? How Evolving Technologies Affect The Logic of Collective Action." Public Chioce 117:315-331.

Arthur Lupia. 2004. "The Wrong Tack (Can Deliberation Day Improve Civic Competence?)" Legal Affairs 3:43-45.

Arthur Lupia. 2004. "Necessary Conditions for Improving Civic Competence." Working Paper .

Arthur Lupia and Tasha S. Philpot. 2005. "Views From Inside the Net: How Websites Affect Young Adults' Political Interest." Journal of Politics 67: 1122-1142.
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Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins. 2005. The Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to Know? (Japanese translation). Tokyo : Bokutakusha.
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Arthur Lupia. 2006. "How Elitism Undermines the Study of Voter Competence." Critical Review 18:217-232.

Arthur Lupia. 2006. "Can Online Deliberation Improve Politics? Scientific Foundations for Success." Forthcoming in Todd Davies and Beth Noveck (eds.), Online Deliberation: Design, Research, and Practice. Stanford, CA and Chicago: CSLI Publications (of the University of Chicago Press).

Arthur Lupia and Jesse Menning. 2007. "Politics and the Equilibrium of Fear: Can Strategies and Emotions Interact?" In Ann Crigler, Michael MacKuen, George E. Marcus, and W. Russell Neuman (eds.), The Affect Effect: Dynamics of Emotion in Political Thinking and Behavior. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Arthur Lupia and Jesse O. Menning. 2009. "When Can Politicians Scare Citizens into Supporting Bad Policies?" American Journal of Political Science 53: 90-106.

Arthur Lupia, Adam Seth Levine, and Natasha Zharinova. 2010. "Should Political Scientists Use the Self-Confirming Equilibrium Concept? Benefits, Costs and an Application to Jury Theorems." Political Analysis 18:103-123.


>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