Gabriel Lenz

CONTACT INFORMATION
Office:
784 Barrows
Phone:
(510) 575-9971
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Office Hours: By appointment.
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Faculty

Research Interests: 
Elections
Public Opinion
Political Psychology
Political Economy
State and interpersonal violence
Personal Statement: 

Project to collect Homicide Data.

Books: 

Follow the Leader?  How Voters Respond to Politicians' Performance and Policies. Published in 2012 by University of Chicago Press. For more information, see my website.

Articles: 

Selected

"Voter Learning in State Primary Elections" (with  Shigeo Hirano,  Maksim Pinkovskiy, and  James M. Snyder). In press at  AJPS.  |  Supporting materials

"Substituting the End for the Whole: Why Voters Respond Primarily to the Election-Year Economy" (with Andrew Healy). American Journal of Political Science 158, no. 1 (January 2014)  | Supporting materials | Press release | Berkeley blog

"Sources of Bias in Retrospective Decision-Making: Experimental Evidence on Voters' Limitations in Controlling Incumbents" (with Gregory A. Huber and Seth J. Hill). American Political Science Review 106, no. 4 (November 2012) | Appendices

"Using Mechanical Turk As a Subject Recruitment Tool for Experimental Research" (with Adam J. Berinsky and Gregory A. Huber).  Political Analysis 20, no. 3  (Summer 2012) | Supporting materials |  Coverage in  Science |  -- Winner of Editors' Choice for 2012

Mechanical Turk Tips and Resources: Code for experiments and surveys | Code for panels

 

"Looking the part: Television Leads Less Informed Citizens to Vote Based on Candidates' Appearance" (with Chappell Lawson). American Journal of Political Science 55, no. 3 (July 2011) | Supporting materials | Coverage in MIT News, Time, Boston Globe

"Looking Like a Winner: Candidate Appearance and Electoral Success in New Democracies" (with Chappell Lawson, Andy Baker, and Michael Myers). World Politics 62, no. 4 (October 2010) | Supporting materials | Coverage in MIT News, WSJ

"Learning and Opinion Change, Not Priming: Reconsidering the Evidence for the Priming Hypothesis" American Journal of Political Science 53, no. 4 (October 2009) | Supporting materials -- Winner of best article published in AJPS in 2009

"Exploiting a Rare Communication Shift to Document the Persuasive Power of the News Media" (with Jonathan Ladd). American Journal of Political Science 53, no. 2 (April 2009) | Supporting materials | Replicated in PA

"Reassessing the Role of Anxiety in Vote Choice" (with Jonathan Ladd). Political Pyschology 29, no. 2 (April 2008)

"The Consequences of Income Inequality for Redistributive Policy in the United States" In Kathryn N. Neckerman, ed., Social Inequality (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2004)