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Gabriel Lenz

742 Social Science Building
Office Hours
By appointment.
Personal Statement

Project to collect Homicide Data.

Research Interests
Public Opinion
Political Psychology
Political Economy
State and interpersonal violence

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.



"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 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)