Program


We have a posted a (near?) final version of the program (updated 05/24/2013). Links to papers submitted to us for posting are included in the program. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

 

6:00-9:00 pm             Welcome Reception “A Taste of Iowa”

                                    Old Brick, Downtown Iowa City (map)

 

Friday, May 24, 2013

 

7:30-8:25 am             Breakfast and Conference Welcome

Second Floor Ballroom, Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)

 

8:30-10:00 am           Panel Session 1

 

Panel 1: Women in State Legislatures                   

Nebraska Room, IMU

Chair: Tracy Osborn, University of Iowa

Papers:

Representing Women’s Interests at the Intersections of Race, Gender and Ethnicity

Beth Reingold, Emory University

Kerry Haynie, Duke University

“Predicting Latina Political Office-Holding”

Christina Bejarano, University of Kansas

When Women Are in Charge: Gender Differences in Agenda Control

Emily Schilling, University of Iowa

“Evaluating the Effect of Professionalization on Gender and Race in State Legislative Campaigns”

Laura Merrifield Sojka, University of Alabama

Discussants:   Tracy Osborn, University of Iowa

Janine Parry, University of Arkansas

 

Panel 2: Political Parties, Primaries and Elections

Penn State Room, IMU

                                   

Chair: Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego

Papers:

“Primary Voters versus Party Elites: Who Are the Polarizers?”

Seth Masket, University of Denver

Boris Shor, University of Chicago

The Lack of a Primary Ideology Link: Fault of the Party?

Hans Hassell, Cornell College

Iowa and the 2012 Presidential Nomination Campaign

David Redlawsk, Rutgers University

Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Todd Donovan, Western Washington University

Discussants:   Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego

Jason Windett, Saint Louis University

 

Panel 3: The Dynamics of Policy Making

Illinois Room, IMU

Chair: Andrew Karch, University of Minnesota

Papers:

Governors or Legislators: Who Determines the Spending Priorities of State Governments?

Saundra Schneider, Michigan State University

William Jacoby, Michigan State University

Daniel C. Lewis, University of New Orleans

Networks of Information Gathering: Who Do State Legislators Consult                                   

Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Wayne State University

Charles Elder, Wayne State University

Lyke Thompson, Wayne State University

Falsifiable and Non-falsifiable Claims in Legislative Policy Explanations: Fact versus Value in Legislative Thinking                               

Christopher Mooney, University of Illinois, Springfield

Policy Ambiguity in the States

A. Lee Hannah, Pennsylvania State University

Discussants:   Andrew Karch, University of Minnesota

Margaret Ferguson, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

 

10:00-10:15 am         Coffee Break

                                    Chicago Lobby, IMU (3rd Floor)

 

10:15-11:45 am         Panel Session 2

 

Panel 1: Legislative Committees

Illinois Room, IMU

                                   

Chair: Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Wayne State University

Papers:

Evaluating the Representativeness of State Legislative Committees: A Preliminary Assessment of the Contribution Connection

Keith Hamm, Rice University

Ronald Hedlund, Northeastern University

Nancy Mortorano Miller, University of Dayton

Getting the Legislative Committee Seats You Want: State, Organizational, and Personal Factors

Ronald Hedlund, Northeastern University

Claudia Larson, Northeastern University

Rob DeLeo, Bentley University

 “Majority Party Change and Committee Jurisdictions in State Legislatures”

Todd Makse, Susquehanna University

Discussants:   Marjorie Sarbaugh-Thompson, Wayne State University

Gary Moncrief, Boise State University

 

Panel 2: Race and Politics

Nebraska Room, IMU

 

Chair: Beth Reingold, Emory University

Papers:

“A Re-Updated Sullivan Index”

Jim Battista, SUNY-Buffalo

Jesse Richman, Old Dominion University

Growing Up with Jim Crow: The Lingering Effect of Racism on African-American Voter Turnout in the States

Jon Winburn, University of Mississippi

Jas Sullivan, Louisiana State University

Michael Henderson, University of Mississippi

Shaping Young Minds: Race, Gender and Symbolic Representation in American Schools

Lael Keiser, University of Missouri

Donald Haider-Markel, University of Kansas

Diversity, Information Sources and State Legislative Processes: Who Gets to Inform State Legislative Policy

Cynthia Jackson-Elmoore Michigan State University

Discussants:   Beth Reingold, Emory University

Christopher Clark, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

 

Panel 3: Policy Diffusion

Penn State Room, IMU

                                   

Chair: Julie Pacheco, University of Iowa

Papers:

Policy Diffusion and the Pro-Innovation Bias

Andrew Karch, University of Minnesota

Ann Bowman, Texas A&M University

Sean Nicholson-Crotty, University of Missouri

Neal Woods, University of South Carolina

Public Sector Pension Reforms, 1999-2012: A Typology of State Responses and their Link with Political and Economic Conditions

Michael Thom, University of Southern California

Steven Welliver, University of Southern California

The Effect of Ideological and Geographic Distance on State Adoption of Abortion Policies

Rebecca Kreitzer, University of Iowa

“State Adoption of Climate Action Plans: Are States Learning from Each Other?”

Rebecca Bromley-Trujillo, University of Kentucky

J.S. Butler, University of Kentucky

Discussants:   Julie Pacheco, University of Iowa

Graeme Boushey, University of California, Irvine

 

 

11:45 am-1:00 pm    Lunch

Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

1:00-2:30 pm             Panel Session 3

 

Panel 1: Methods in State Politics

Illinois Room, IMU

                                   

Chair: Jeff Harden, University of Colorado

Papers:

Modeling Misreports in Self-Reported Gubernatorial and U.S. Senate Vote Choice Data

Robert Jackson, Florida State University

Carlisle Rainey, Florida State University

Party Power and the Causal Effects of Endorsements

Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego

Seth Masket, University of Denver

Eric McGhee, Public Policy Institute of California

What Determines When Legislators Contribute to Public Goods? An Experimental Investigation with State Legislators

Dan Butler, Yale University

Thad Kousser, University of California, San Diego

The Case for General Estimating Equations in State-Level Analysis

Tucker Staley, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Discussants:   Jeff Harden, University of Colorado

Jamie Monogan, University of Georgia

 

Panel 2: Legislative Elections

Nebraska Room, IMU

Chair: Dick Winters, Dartmouth College

Papers:

Voter Uncertainty, Political Institutions, and Legislative Turnover

Charles Shipan, University of Michigan

Yanna Krupnikov, Northwestern University

Examining the Link between State Legislative Campaign Money and Bill Sponsorship

Greg Vonnahme, University of Missouri, Kansas City

All Push, No Pull: An Unpopular President, A Popular Governor, and a Coattail Experiment in State Legislative Elections

Jay Barth, Hendrix College

Craig Burnett, University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Janine Parry, University of Arkansas

 Electoral Career Movements as a Measure of the Flow of Political Power in the American Federal System

Peverill Squire, University of Missouri

Discussants:   Dick Winters, Dartmouth College

Jim Battista, SUNY-Buffalo

 

Panel 3: Election and Voting Reform

Penn State Room, IMU

Chair: Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Papers:

“Who Makes Voting Convenient? Explaining the Adoption of Election Reform in the American States”

Daniel Biggers, Yale University

Michael Hanmer, University of Maryland

“Early Voting in Florida in the Aftermath of House Bill 1355”

Dan Smith, University of Florida

Michael Herron, Dartmouth College

“The Political Geography of Trade-Offs in Redistricting”

Justin Levitt. University of California, San Diego

“Evolution of an Issue: Voter ID Laws in the American States”

Seth McKee, University of South Florida

Dan Smith, University of Florida

William Hicks, University of Florida

Mitchell Sellers, University of Florida

Discussants:   Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Daniel Bowen, The College of New Jersey

 

2:30-2:45 pm             Coffee Break

                                    Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

2:45-4:15 pm             Panel Session 4

 

Plenary Panel:  Spatial and Network Methodology in State Politics  

Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

Chair: Seth Masket, University of Denver

Papers:

Strategic Placement of Air Polluters: An Application of Point Pattern Models

Jamie Monogan, University of Georgia

David Konisky, Georgetown University

Neal Woods, University of South Carolina

Inferring Policy Diffusion Networks in the American States

Jeff Harden, University of Colorado

Bruce Desmarais, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Frederick Boehmke, University of Iowa

The Impact of Spatial Exposure on Turnout in Ballot Elections

Regina Branton, University of North Texas

Frederick Boehmke, University of Iowa

Richard Witmer, Creighton University

Partisan Sorting in the U.S. States, 1972-2012

Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, University of Rhode Island

Corey Lang, University of Rhode Island

Discussants:   Seth Masket, University of Denver             

Rob McGrath, George Mason University

 

4:15-5:15 pm             State Politics and Policy Section Business Meeting

                                    Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

 

6:30-9:00 pm             Reception and Section Awards

                                    Herbert Hoover Presidential Library, West Branch, IA (directions)

                                   

To get to the Hoover Library, you have two options. Buses to West Branch (about a 20 minute trip) leave from Sheraton Hotel starting at 6pm, running roughly every 20 minutes.  Each bus holds up to 60 passengers.  If you choose to drive yourself, information about your destination can be found here: http://www.uiowa.edu/~stpols13/facilities.html.

 

 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

 

7:30-8:25 am             Breakfast

                                    Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

8:30-10:00 am           Panel Session 1

 

Panel 1: Immigration

Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

Chair: Rene Rocha, University of Iowa

Papers:

Industry Interests, Anti-Immigrant Sentiment, and the Adoption of State-Level Immigration Policies

Adam Butz, Marshall University

Jason Kehrberg, University of Kentucky

“The Politics of Immigration: State and Regional Variation, 1930 versus 2010”

John McIver, University of Texas, Austin

Immigration and State Policy Responsiveness: The Red State Paradox

Michael Rivera, University of California, San Diego

Guillermo Horton: When Do Gubernatorial Candidates Go Nativist?

Robert C. Turner, Skidmore College

Tyler Reny, The New American Leaders Project

Discussants:   Rene Rocha, University of Iowa

Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, University of Rhode Island

 

Panel 2: Bureaucratic Politics in the States

Illinois Room, IMU

 

Chair: Peverill Squire, University of Missouri

Papers:

“The Political and Institutional Determinants of Rulemaking in the American States”

Graeme Boushey, University of California, Irvine

Education and Balancing the Books: Women’s Role in the State Bureaucracies, 1910-2010

Michael Pisapia, Wake Forest University

Term Limits, State Programs, and the State Bureaucracy

Nelson Dometrius, Texas Tech University

Administrative Reform and the Shadows of the Future: Insulation and Politicization in the U.S. States”

Robert McGrath, George Mason University

Discussants:   Peverill Squire, University of Missouri

Saundra Schneider, Michigan State University

 

Panel 3: Representation and Responsiveness

Penn State Room, IMU

                                   

Chair: Jon Winburn, University of Mississippi

Papers:

“District Preferences, Legislator Preferences, and Legislators’ Votes”

Jim Battista, SUNY-Buffalo

Josh Dyck, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Megan Gall, SUNY-Buffalo

The Role of Ideology in State Legislative Elections

Nathaniel Birkhead, Kansas State University

“Why Are Politicians Sometimes Unresponsive to Public Opinion? Experimental Evidence that Public Officials Discount the Opinions of Constituents”

Dan Butler, Yale University

“Small Is Still Beautiful: Constituency Size and Citizen Attitudes about American State Government”

Dan Bowen, The College of New Jersey

Discussants:   Jon Winburn, University of Mississippi

William Franko; Auburn University

 

10:00-10:15 am         Coffee Break

                                    Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

10:15-11:45 am         Panel Session 2

 

Plenary Panel: Redistributive Policies in Tough State Budget Times

Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

Chair: Gerald Wright, Indiana University

Papers:

Racial and Ethnic Population Diversity and the State Politics of Medicaid Expansion

Charles Barrilleaux, Florida State University

For Richer or Poorer: The Politics of Redistribution in Bad Economic Times

Elizabeth Rigby, George Washington University

Megan Hatch, George Washington University

Measuring State TANF Policy         

Michael Berkman, Pennsylvania State University

Erik Plutzer, Pennsylvania State University

James Honaker, Harvard University

Christopher Ojeda, Pennsylvania State University

“How Safe Are the Safety Nets? An Examination of Change, Variation and Impact, 1994-2010”

Sarah Bruch, University of Iowa

Marcia Meyers, University of Washington

Discussants:   Gerald Wright, Indiana University

Donald Haider-Markel, University of Kansas

                       

11:45 am-2:00 pm    Lunch and Poster Session (concurrent)

Second Floor Ballroom, IMU

 

Posters:

“The States and Undocumented Immigrant Populations: What State Characteristics Attract and Deter?”

Sylvia Gonzalez-Gorman, Texas Tech University

“Individual Accountability in State Legislative Elections”

Steven Rogers, Princeton University

 “Elections and Explanations: Judicial Elections and the Readability of Judicial Opinions”

Michael Nelson, Washington University St. Louis

“The Structure of Success: Determining Victory or Defeat from Contribution Diversity in State Legislative Races”

Kristen Coopie Allen, University of Pittsburgh

“When States Compete: Distributive Politics and Institutional Capacity in the Race-to-the-Top Program”

Eric Loepp, University of Pittsburgh

“Strategic Governors and Executive Orders: Adoption of Gay and Transgender Protections”

Mitchell Sellers, University of Florida

“Varieties of Labor Policy Coordination in Response to the 2007-2009 Economic Recession: The Cases of Michigan and Utah”

LaTasha Chaffin, Western Michigan University

“Automated Legislative Redistricting Based on Communities of Interest”

Brian Amos, University of Florida

“Badges, Behavior and Blogs: An Investigation of the Institutional Roots of Participation”

Justin Nelson, University of California, Riverside

“Consequences of Structural Holes in Political Party Networks: A Preliminary Analysis”

Jaclyn J. Kettler, Rice University

“The Politics of Health Insurance Exchanges: The Rejection of State Discretion”

David K. Jones, University of Michigan

“Building a Better Speed Trap: Measuring the Speed of Policy Innovation Diffusion”

Daniel J. Mallinson, Pennsylvania State University

“Evaluating State Reform: What Can An Online Network Tell Us about How States Learn from Each Other?”

Diana Forster, University of Florida

“The Effect of Institutional Procedures on Discretionary Appellate Review in State Courts of Last Resort”

Benjamin C. Soltoff, Pennsylvania State University

“The Role of Geographical Constituency in State Legislative Politics: A Latent Profile Analysis Approach”

Adam S. Myers, University of Texas at Austin

“The Determinants of State Voter ID Laws 1964-2012: A Test of Competing Theories”

Kellen Gracey, St. Louis University

“Deterring Unwanted Behavior: Preliminary Results Following the Upgrade to Primary Enforcement of Seat Belt Laws”

Alexander Jorgensen, University of Kansas

“The Social, Political, and Economic Determinants of Discretionary Medicaid Spending, 1997-2009”

Gilbert Gonzales, University of Minnesota

“Reassessing Legislative Control of the Bureaucracy: State Agency Influence on Medicaid Legislation”

Katharine W.V. Bradley, University of Michigan

“A Random Walk or a Dog off its Leash? Examining the Representative Nature of State Supreme Courts”

            Todd Curry, Western Michigan University

            Michael Romano, Western Michigan University

“Crashing the Party: How Institutional Rules and State Partisanship Affect the Composition of the Primary Electorate”

            Matthew P. Thornburg, George Mason University

 

2:00-3:30 pm             Panel Session 3

 

Panel 1: Roundtable: State Implementation of the Affordable Care Act

Illinois Room, IMU

                                   

Chair: Charles Barrilleaux, Florida State University

Participant: Mark Rom, Georgetown University

Participant: Saundra Schneider, Michigan State University

Participant: Elizabeth Rigby, George Washington University

Participant: Peter Damiano, Director, University of Iowa Public Policy Center and Professor,

Preventive and Community Dentistry

 

Panel 2: Measurement Issues in State Politics

Penn State Room, IMU

 

Chair: Regina Branton, University of North Texas

Papers:

“A Test of Supervised Text Modeling for State Interest Group Categorization”

John Cluverius, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

“How Should We Estimate Sub-National Opinion Using MRP?”

Justin Phillips, Columbia University

Jeffrey Lax, Columbia University

“Concepts and Measurement: Using Archival Data to Study Campaigns and Elections”

Loren Collingwood, University of California, Riverside

“More Equal Than We Thought? Using Vote Validation to Better Understand Participation Inequality in the States”

William Franko, Auburn University

Discussants:   Regina Branton, University of North Texas

                        Boris Shor, University of Chicago and University of California, Berkeley

 

Panel 3: Initiatives

Nebraska Room, IMU

 

Chair: Dan Smith, University of Florida

Papers:

Latino Attitudes toward Ballot Measures that Target Immigrants

Amy Stringer, University of Florida

Direct Democracy, Conflict, and the Acceleration of Cues

Joshua Dyck, University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz, University of Rhode Island

The Citizen Initiative, Public Opinion, and Abortion Policy

Michael New, University of Michigan, Dearborn

Pivotal Politics Meets the Progressive Paradox

Frederick J. Boehmke, University of Iowa

Tracy L Osborn, University of Iowa

Emily Schilling, University of Iowa

Discussants:   Dan Smith, University of Florida

Daniel Biggers, Yale University

                                   

3:30-3:45 pm             Coffee Break

                                    Chicago Lobby, IMU (3rd Floor)

 

3:45-5:15 pm             Panel Session 4

 

Panel 1: The Battle over Morality Policy

Illinois Room, IMU

 

Chair: Chris Mooney

Papers:

Judicially Engaged: How Civil Rights Judicial Decisions Mobilize Citizen Political Participation

Allison Harris, University of Chicago

Ask Me, I Won’t Say No: Advancing Same Sex Marriage through Institutions of Direct Democracy

Emily Shaw, Thomas College

Amy Fried, University of Maine

Just Saying No to Just Say No: The Politics of State Sexual Education

Mark Carl Rom, Georgetown University

Does Policy Adoption Change Norms and Opinions on Minority Rights?

Rebecca Kreitzer, University of Iowa

Allison Hamilton, University of Iowa

Caroline Tolbert, University of Iowa

Discussants:   Chris Mooney, University of Illinois, Springfield

Justin Phillips, Columbia University

 

Panel 2: Public Opinion

Penn State Room, IMU

 

Chair: Bob Erikson, Columbia University

Papers:

The Application of Multi-level Regression with Post-Stratification to Cluster-Sampled Polls: Challenges and Suggestions

Alissa Stollwerk, Columbia University

“Polling Post-Superstorm Sandy: Understanding the Social and Political Aftermath of the Hurricane in New Jersey”

David Redlawsk, Rutgers University

Ashley Koning, Rutgers University

 “Private Public Partnerships and Public Opinion”

Kimberly Karnes, Old Dominion University

Discussants:   Bob Erikson, Columbia University

Loren Collingwood, University of California, Riverside

 

Panel 3: Courts

Nebraska Room, IMU

 

Chair: Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University

Papers:

“Understanding the Complexity of State Supreme Court Opinions”

Meghan Leonard, Illinois State University

Joseph Ross, Florida Gulf Coast University

“Does Judicial Selection Method Affect Fairness? A Comparison of Impartiality Ratings for Elected and Appointed Illinois Trial Judges”

Thomas McClure, Illinois State University

Issue Content on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Agenda: A View from the States

Alixandra Yanus, High Point University

Virginia Gray, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Trial Courts in Comparative Context: Predicting Winners, Losers and Awards across Institutional Structures

Tao Dumas, Louisiana State University

Judicial Selection and Representation in State Supreme Courts

Jason Windett, Saint Louis University

Jeff Harden, University of Colorado

Matthew Hall, Saint Louis University

Discussants:   Melinda Gann Hall, Michigan State University

Meghan Leonard, Illinois State University

Todd Curry, Western Michigan University