Alan Gerber

Yale University - Department of Political Science

Professor

Box 208269

New Haven, DC 06520-8269

United States

Yale University - Cowles Foundation

Box 208281

New Haven, CT 06520-8281

United States

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1.

Does the Media Matter? A Field Experiment Measuring the Effect of Newspapers on Voting Behavior and Political Opinions

Yale Economic Applications and Policy Discussion Paper No. 12
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 24 May 2006
Alan Gerber, Dean S. Karlan and Daniel Bergan
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
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Citation 48

Abstract:

media, newspapers, voting, information, public opinion, field experiment

2.

Personality Traits and the Dimensions of Political Ideology

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 02 Jun 2009
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Brooklyn College - CUNY, Yale University and Yale University
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Citation 2

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personality, Big Five, ideology, social conservatism, economic conservatism

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Personality and Political Behavior

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Securities and Exchange Commission and Brooklyn College - CUNY
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Citation 3

Abstract:

personality, Big Five, political behavior, partisanship, voting

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Combining Double Sampling and Bounds to Address Non-Ignorable Missing Outcomes in Randomized Experiments

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Aug 2013 Last Revised: 27 Jun 2016
Independent, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University and Florida State University - Department of Political Science
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causal inference, experiments, missing data, bounds, ignorability

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Reassessing the Effects of Personality on Political Attitudes and Behaviors: Aggregate Relationships and Subgroup Differences

Number of pages: 48 Posted: 01 Jun 2009
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
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Citation 2

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personality, Big Five, political behavior, ideology, partisanship

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Using Battleground States as a Natural Experiment to Test Theories of Voting

APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2009
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University, Yale University and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
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The Underprovision of Experiments in Political Science

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 589, pp. 94-112, 2003
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2009
Donald P. Green and Alan Gerber
Columbia University and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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Citation 5

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Field experiments, randomization, research methods, political behavior

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Is There a Secret Ballot? Ballot Secrecy Perceptions and their Implications for Voting Behavior

APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 15 Oct 2009
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University
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Doctor Knows Best: Physician Endorsements, Public Opinion, and the Politics of Comparative Effectiveness Research

APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2014
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Watson Institute, Brown University, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Yale University
Downloads 69 (259,831)

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comparative effectiveness research, health care reform, medical profession, public opinion

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Does Church Attendance Cause People to Vote? Using Blue Laws' Repeal to Estimate the Effect of Religiosity on Voter Turnout

NBER Working Paper No. w14303
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 08 Sep 2008
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Department of Economics and University of Notre Dame
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Zero Credit Policymaking: Governmental Performance, Partisan Polarization and the Politics of Evidence-Based Medicine

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2010
Alan Gerber and Eric Patashnik
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Watson Institute, Brown University
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Descriptive Social Norms and Motivation to Vote: Everybody’s Voting and so Should You

The Journal of Politics, 2009
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 12 May 2011
Alan Gerber and Todd Rogers
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Harvard University - Harvard Kennedy School (HKS)
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13.

Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs About Politics

NBER Working Paper No. w19080
Number of pages: 73 Posted: 01 Jun 2013
University of Texas at Austin, Yale University - Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Yale University - Department of Political Science
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The Persuasive Effects of Direct Mail: a Regression Discontinuity Approach

NBER Working Paper No. w14206
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 04 Aug 2008
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Stanford Graduate School of Business and Independent
Downloads 22 (402,980)
Citation 6

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Party Affiliation, Partisanship, and Political Beliefs: A Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w15365
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Sep 2009
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science and Yale University - Department of Economics
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Do Perceptions of Ballot Secrecy Influence Turnout? Results from a Field Experiment

NBER Working Paper No. w17673
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Dec 2011
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Loyola University of Chicago, Yale University and Yale University - Institution for Social and Policy Studies
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One in a Million: Field Experiments on Perceived Closeness of the Election and Voter Turnout

NBER Working Paper No. w23071
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 23 Jan 2017
Yale University - Department of Political Science, University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, University of California, Berkeley - Economic Analysis & Policy Group and Amherst College
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Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs about Politics

Posted: 09 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2014
University of Texas at Austin, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science

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The Big Five Personality Traits in the Political Arena

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 14, pp. 265-287, 2011
Posted: 12 May 2011
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University

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Personality Traits and the Consumption of Political Information

American Politics Research, Vol. 39, No. 1, pp. 32-84, 2011
Posted: 07 Jan 2011
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Yale University and Yale University

Abstract:

personality traits, Big Five, political interest, political knowledge, news consumption, social psychology

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A Cautionary Note on the Use of Matching to Estimate Causal Effects: An Empirical Example Comparing Matching Estimates to an Experimental Benchmark

Sociological Methods & Research, Vol. 39, No. 2, pp. 256-282, 2010
Posted: 07 Jan 2011
Kevin Arceneaux, Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Temple University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

Causal inference, Matching, Voter mobilization, Bias

22.

Baseline, Placebo, and Treatment: Efficient Estimation for Three-Group Experiments

Political Analysis, Vol. 18, No. 3, pp. 297-315, 2010
Posted: 05 Jan 2011
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University, Yale School of Management and Florida State University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

Field Experiment, Three-Group Design, Voter Turnout

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An Experiment Testing the Relative Effectiveness of Encouraging Voter Participation by Inducing Feelings of Pride or Shame

Political Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 409-422, 2010
Posted: 05 Jan 2011
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University and University of Northern Iowa

Abstract:

Field Experiment, Voter Turnout, Social Pressure

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The Enduring Effects of Social Pressure: Tracking Campaign Experiments Over a Series of Elections

Political Behavior, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 423-430, 2010
Posted: 05 Jan 2011
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University, University of Northern Iowa, University of Miami and Fordham University

Abstract:

Field Experiment, Social Pressure, Voter Turnout

25.

Partisan Bias in Responses to Factual Questions

Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 29 Mar 2010
John G. Bullock, Alan Gerber and Gregory Huber
University of Texas at Austin, Yale University - Department of Political Science and Yale University - Department of Political Science

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Partisanship, Political Control, and Economic Assessments

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 54, No. 1, pp. 153-173, 2010
Posted: 27 Jan 2010
Alan Gerber and Gregory Huber
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Yale University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

Partisanship, economic assessment, economic behavior

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Partisanship and Economic Behavior: Do Partisan Differences in Economic Forecasts Predict Real Economic Behavior?

American Political Science Review, Vol. 103, pp. 407-426, 2009
Posted: 26 Jan 2010
Alan Gerber and Gregory Huber
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Yale University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

Partisanship, assessment of economic performance, economic decisions, economic behavior, presidential elections

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Testing the Accuracy of Regression Discontinuity Analysis Using Experimental Benchmarks

Political Analysis, Vol. 17, Issue 4, pp. 400-417, 2009
Posted: 09 Oct 2009
Columbia University, Analyst Institute, Florida State University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science and University of Northern Iowa

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Field Experiments on Political Behavior and Collective Action

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 12, June 2009
Posted: 08 Aug 2009
University of Oxford, Columbia University and Yale University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

collective action, randomized trials, voter mobilization

Field Experiments on Political Behavior and Collective Action

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 12, pp. 389-395, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
University of Oxford, Columbia University and Yale University - Department of Political Science

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Does Campaign Spending Work?: Field Experiments Provide Evidence and Suggest New Theory

American Behavioral Scientist, Vol. 47, No. 5, pp. 541-574, 2004
Posted: 21 Jan 2009
Alan Gerber
Yale University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

Field experiment, Campaigns, Campaign spending, Campaign finance, Randomization

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Voting May Be Habit-Forming: Evidence from a Randomized Field Experiment

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, No. 3, pp. 540-550, 2003
Posted: 21 Jan 2009
Alan Gerber, Donald P. Green and Ron Shachar
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Adelson School of Entrepreneuship

Abstract:

Field experiment, Randomization, Voting turnout, Voting mobilization, Elections

32.

Personal Income and Attitudes Toward Redistribution: A Study of Lottery Winners

Political Psychology, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 441-458, 2006
Posted: 13 Jan 2009
Daniel Doherty, Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Independent, Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

Income, Econommic Self-Interest, Political Attitudes, Randomization

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Comparing Experimental and Matching Methods Using a Large-Scale Voter Mobilization Experiment

Political Analysis, Vol. 14, pp. 37-62, 2006
Posted: 10 Jan 2009
Kevin Arceneaux, Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Temple University - Department of Political Science, Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

Field Experiments, Randomization, Matching, Methodology, GOTV, Voter mobilization, Voter Turnout

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Recent Advances in the Science of Voter Mobilization

ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 601, pp. 6-9, 2005
Posted: 08 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2009
Donald P. Green and Alan Gerber
Columbia University and Yale University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

Field Experiment, randomization, methodology, GOTV

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Correction to Gerber and Green (2000), Replication of Disputed Findings, and Reply to Imai (2005)

American Political Science Review, Vol. 99, No. 2, pp. 301-313, 2005
Posted: 04 Jan 2009
Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

field experiments, randomization, GOTV, voter mobilization, voter turnout, methodology

36.

Do Phone Calls Increase Voter Turnout? An Update

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Vol. 601, pp. 142-154, 2005
Posted: 04 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2009
Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

Field Experiment, Randomization, GOTV, Voter Mobilization, Voter Turnout

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Getting Out the Vote in Local Elections: Results from Six Door-to-Door Canvassing Experiments

The Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, No. 4, pp. 1083-1096, 2003
Posted: 22 Dec 2008
Donald P. Green, Alan Gerber and David Nickerson
Columbia University, Yale University - Department of Political Science and University of Notre Dame

Abstract:

GOTV, field experiment, randomization, voter turnout, voter mobilization, local elections

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Testing for Publication Bias in Political Science

Political Analysis, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 385-392, 2001
Posted: 19 Dec 2008
Alan Gerber, Donald P. Green and David Nickerson
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University and University of Notre Dame

Abstract:

Publication bias, methodology, statistical significance, effect size, voter mobilization, field experiment

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Partisan Mail and Voter Turnout: Results From Randomized Field Experiments

Electoral Studies, Vol. 22, pp. 563-579, 2003
Posted: 19 Dec 2008
Alan Gerber, Donald P. Green and Matthew Green
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University and affiliation not provided to SSRN

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GOTV, field experiment, randomization, voter mobilization, voter turnout, direct mail, US elections

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The Downstream Benefits of Experimentation

Political Analysis, Vol. 10, No. 4, pp. 394-402, 2002
Posted: 18 Dec 2008
Donald P. Green and Alan Gerber
Columbia University and Yale University - Department of Political Science

Abstract:

field experiments, randomization, downstream analysis, indirect effects, methodology

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Do Phone Calls Increase Voter Turnout? A Field Experiment

Public Opinion Quarterly, Vol. 65, pp. 75-85, 2001
Posted: 18 Dec 2008
Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

GOTV, field experiment, randomization, voter turnout, voter mobilization, phone calls

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The Effects of Canvassing, Telephone Calls, and Direct Mail on Voter Turnout: A Field Experiment

American Political Science Review, Vol. 94, No. 3, pp.653-663, 2000
Posted: 11 Dec 2008
Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

GOTV, field experiment, randomization, voter mobilization, voter turnout

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Social Pressure and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

American Political Science Review, Vol. 102, No. 1, pp. 33-48, 2008
Posted: 11 Dec 2008
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Columbia University and University of Northern Iowa

Abstract:

GOTV, field experiment, randomization, voter turnout, voter mobilization, social pressure

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The Effect of a Nonpartisan Get-Out-the-Vote Drive: An Experimental Study of Leafletting

Journal of Politics, Vol. 62, No. 3, pp.846-857, 2000
Posted: 11 Dec 2008
Alan Gerber and Donald P. Green
Yale University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University

Abstract:

GOTV, field experiment, randomization, voter mobilization, voter turnout