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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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Value of Political Science

Arthur Lupia (ed.). 2000. "The Public Value of Political Science Research." PS: Political Science and Politics 33:2-64.

Arthur Lupia. 2000. "Evaluating Political Science Research: Information for Buyers and Sellers." PS: Political Science and Politics 33: 7-13.

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. 2004. "Questioning Our Competence: Tasks, Institutions, and the Limited Practical Relevance of Political Knowledge Measures." Manuscript.

Arthur Lupia and John G. Matsusaka. 2004. "Direct Democracy: New Approaches to Old Problems." Annual Review of Political Science 7:463-482.

James N. Druckman and Arthur Lupia. 2005. "Mind, Will, and Choice: Lessons from Experiments in Contextual Variation." In Charles Tilly and Robert E. Goodin (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Contextual Political Analysis.

James N. Druckman, Donald P. Green, James H. Kuklinski, and Arthur Lupia. 2006. "The Growth and Development of Experimental Research in the American Political Science Review." American Political Science Review 100: 627-636.

John H. Aldrich, James E. Alt, and Arthur Lupia (Eds.). 2007. Positive Changes in Political Science: The Legacy of Richard D. McKelvey's Most Influential Writings. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Arthur Lupia. 2008. "Procedural Transparency and the Credibility of Election Surveys." Electoral Studies 27: 732-739.

Kenyatha V. Loftis and Arthur Lupia. 2008. "Using the Internet to Create Research Opportunities: The New Virtual Communities of TESS and the American National Election Studies." PS: Political Science and Politics 41: 547-550.


>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