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Working Groups at the MPSA Conference

A working group is a conference within a conference. The coordinator(s) of a working group decide on a theme and select a set of sessions that are related to that theme. The participants attend those sessions as a group and also meet outside of the sessions for additional discussion.

The working groups and participants for the 2014 conference are described below. To participate, please contact the group's organizer. 

70-300 - Intraparty Organizational Effect on Governability
This working group will seek to explore the interaction between intraparty power mechanisms and the design and implementation of the policy process.

Organizer: Maoz Rosenthal, Binghamton University (SUNY) mrosen@binghamton.edu

Participants:
Sergio J. Ascencio Bonfil, University of Rochester
Zachary David Greene, University of Mannheim
William B. Heller, Binghamton University
Christian B. Jensen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David Fortunato, University of California, Merced
Olga Shvetsova, State University of New York, Binghamton
Zeynep Somer-Topcu, Vanderbilt University
Jonathan B. Slapin, University of Houston
Sonia Alonso, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
Susan E. Scarrow, University of Houston
Lori Thorlakson, University of Alberta
Diana Z. O’Brien, University of Southern California
Bonnie M. Meguid, University of Rochester
Jae-Jae Spoon, University of North Texas
Georgia Kernell, Northwestern University
Javier Astudillo Ruiz, Universitat Pomper Fabra, Barcelona

Activities TBA

70-301 Randomized Field Experiments as Laboratories of Democracy
To organize and coordinate outreach efforts associated with reaching out to stakeholders interested in conducting randomized policy evaluations.

Organizer: Daniel M. Butler, Yale University, daniel.butler@yale.edu

Participants:
Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego
Adam Michael Dynes, Yale University
Amber Wichowsky, Marquette University
John M. Sides, George Washington University
Christian R. Grose, University of Southern California
Megan Mullin, Temple University
Sarah Anderson, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hans Hassell, Cornell College
Betsy Sinclair, Washington University in St. Louis

Activities TBA