"New Developments in the Study of Political Persuasion"
Sponsored by the University of California, Irvine Jack W. Peltason Center for the
Study of Democracy and the Jack W. Peltason Chair of Democracy Studies
Bernard Grofman, Conference Organizer
Friday-Saturday, January 9-10, 2016
Hotel Laguna, Laguna Beach California
SATURDAY, JANUARY 9
8.30 am - 8.45 am Welcome - Bernard Grofman (UC Irvine)
8.45 am - 10.45 am PANEL 1: Political Campaigns
- Cheryl Boudreau (UC Davis), “The Persuasion Effects of Political Endorsements”
- Sunshine Hillygus (Duke, with Victoria Dounoucos), "Political Persuasion in Electoral Campaigns"
- Lynn Vavreck (UCLA), "A Dynamic Equilibrium: Why it’s Hard to Move People in Presidential Campaigns"
10:45 am - 11:00 am COFFEE BREAK
11:00 am - 1:00 pm PANEL 2: Persuasion Processes Outside the U.S.
- Diana Mutz (U. Pennsylvania), “Cross-national Persuasion”
- Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (London School of Economics), “Do Actions Speak Louder than Words? Non-verbal Communication in Parliamentary Oversight Committee Hearings”
- Alex Trechsel (European University Institute) and Diego Garzia (European University Institute), "Voter Advice Applications: Self-Persuasion Online"
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm LUNCH
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PANEL 3: Identifying Causal Processes in Persuasion
- Matthew Baum (Harvard), "Discerning the Causes and Effects of Partisan Media Choice in a Polarized Environment"
- Daniel Rubenson (Ryerson), "Field Experiments on Political Persuasion.”
- Elizabeth Suhay (American), "Political Conformity: Evidence and Mechanisms"
4:00 pm sunset ON YOUR OWN
6:00 pm DINNER FOR INVITED CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS
Details to be announced, but location will be within walking distance of the hotel.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 10
9:00 am - 11:30 am PANEL 4: Models of Persuasion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
- Reid Hastie (University of Chicago Business School), "Information-Pooling and Wisdom of Crowds Judgments"
- Benjamin Hermalin (UC Berkeley, Dept. of Economics) “An Economics Approach to How Leaders Persuade Followers”
- Michael Regenwetter (U. Illinois, Dept. of Psychology), “Stochastic Process Models of Preference Change”
- Stergios Skaperdas (UC Irvine, Dept. of Economics, with Samarth Vaidya), "Persuasion Functions and Areas of Application"
11:30 am - 12:00 pm DISCUSSION OF PUBLICATION PROSPECTS
This discussion will focus on the conference volume, but also include discussion of possible future co-operation on a potential Oxford Handbook of Political Persuasion.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm LUNCH (in the meeting room)