Gregory A. Huber

Forst Family Professor of Political Science

Chair, Department of Political Science, Yale University

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

Director, Center for the Study of American Politics

Director, ISPS Behavioral Research Lab

Gregory A. Huber

203-432-5731 (email is better)


Faculty office: ISPS, Room C221

77 Prospect St., New Haven, CT 06511

(Not wheelchair friendly.)


Chair office: Rosenkranz Hall, Room 324

115 Prospect Street


US Mail: PO Box 208209

New Haven, CT 06520-8209

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 different types of experimental approaches.

You can read current working papers here.

Current research topics include:

The origins, meaning, and consequences of partisanship

Donor behavior and strategy

Building support for welfare-enhancing policies

Criminal justice attitudes and support for "reform"

How race affects inferences about candidates

Highlights of Recently Published Work:

"The Effect of Priming Structural Fairness on Inequality Beliefs and Preferences." American Politics Research. Click here for more.

"Mass support for proposals to reshape policing depends on the implications for crime and safety." Criminology & Public Policy. Click here for more.

"Identifying Legitimacy: Experimental Evidence on Compliance with Authority." Science Advances.. Click here for more.

"Persuading US White evangelicals to vaccinate for COVID-19: Testing message effectiveness in fall 2020 and spring 2021." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Click here for more.

"Racial Resentment, Prejudice, and Discrimination." Journal of Politics. Click here for more.

"The Policy Basis of Measured Partisan Animosity in the United States." American Journal of Political Science. Click here for more.

"Partisan Differences in Social Distancing May Originate in Norms and Beliefs: Results from Novel Data." Social Science Quarterly. Click here for more.

"On The Meaning of Survey Reports of Roll Call "Votes"." American Journal of Political Science. Click here for more.

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

Portable Behavior Lab

Portable Behavior Lab

In 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 therefore a portable equivalent to the ISPS Behavioral Research Lab, which I direct.