Persuasion Reading Group
Political Persuasion: What strategies work, where do they work, and how good is the evidence?
When: Weekly on Mondays, 2pm-4pm.
Where: Room 550 in Sloan (e62) (exceptions are 5/4 and 6/1 when we will be in room 446 instead).
Provisional plan is that each week we'll decide on a question/topic, and pick a couple of papers to read. Each paper needs at least one volunteer responsible for reading it more closely, but everyone else is free to just read whichever paper(s) interest them. Then we discuss them all as a group.
Mailing list: here
Ideas google doc: here
Week 1, Jan 30
Question: What types of political persuasion are there, and what are common approaches to studying them?
Week 2, Feb 10
Question: How, and in what ways, does social pressure influence voting behavior?
Week 3, Feb 17
Topic: Natural experiments about turnout
Week 4, Feb 24
Topic: Micro-targeted political messaging
Week 5, Mar 2
Topic: Policy voting or identity voting?
Week 6, Mar 9
Topic: Polls' influence on political behavior