About Alan Gerber


Alan Gerber graduated from Yale University (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and holds a PhD in Economics from MIT. He is Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of American Politics at Yale University where he teaches courses on experimental methods, statistics, and American politics. His current research focuses on the application of experimental and other research designs for measuring causal effects to the study of political behavior, with a concentration on measuring the effect of campaign communications. He has designed and performed experimental evaluations of many campaign communication programs, both partisan and nonpartisan in nature. His experimental research has appeared in numerous academic journals including the leading journals in political science: the American Political Science Review,American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics, as well as theProceedings of the National Academy of Science. He has received numerous academic honors and awards, including the Heinz Eulau Award for the best article in the American Political Science Review (2002) and the Best Book Prize (2012) from the American Political Science Association’s Experimental Research section. He was a fellow-in-residence at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (2004­–2005), and in 2009 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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