Gregory A. Huber

Forst Family Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Yale University

Resident Fellow, Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS)

Associate Director, Center for the Study of American Politics

Director, ISPS Behavioral Research Lab

Associate Editor, Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Gregory A. Huber

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US Mail: PO Box 208209

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My research focuses on American Politics, and is motivated by a desire to understand how the interactions among the mass public and elites, political institutions, and policies explain important outcomes.

While the particular set of topics that I write about has evolved over time, I remain centrally interested in how individuals think about the government, how these attitudes are shaped by government action and political campaigns, and how those beliefs in turn shape citizens' political activities and government policy.

I draw on multiple methodologies in my research, including field interviews, formal modeling, survey and administrative records analysis, and field-, lab-, and quasi-experiments.

Recently I have spent a great deal of time working on questions about the legitimacy and consequences of the criminal justice system, partisanship, social norms, and citizens' beliefs about government and participation. You can read more here.

Recently Published/Forthcoming Papers:

"Political Homophily in Social Relationships: Evidence from Online Dating Behavior" forthcoming in the Journal of Politics. Click here for more.

"Partisan Bias in Factual Beliefs about Politics" in the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. Click here for more.

"A field experiment shows that subtle linguistic cues might not affect voter behavior" in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Click here for more.

"Representativeness and Motivations of the Contemporary Donorate: Results from Merged Survey and Administrative Records" in Political Behavior. Click here for more.

"Self Interest, Beliefs, and Policy Opinions: Understanding the Economic Source of Immigration Policy Preferences" forthcoming in Political Research Quarterly. Click here for more.

Portable Behavior Lab

Portable Behavior Lab

During the summer of 2016 I developed a portable behavior lab, which consists of 20+ wirelessly networked laptops connected to a portable server. The server runs Otree, a web-based platform for behavioral games. The lab, which allows reaching subjects who are often unavailable in on-campus subject pools, is being used for my NSF-funded research, with Eric Dickson and Sanford Gordon of NYU, on institutional legitimacy.