David Doherty
Assistant Professor of Political Science

Research


Publications

  1. Sanchez, Peter, Kirstie L. Dobbs, and David Doherty. Forthcoming. "Skin Color and System Support in Latin America." Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. [Replication Archive]
  2. Doherty, David, Amanda C. Bryan, Dina Hanania, and Matthew Pajor. 2020. "The Public's Foreign Aid Priorities: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment." American Politics Research 48: 635-648. [Replication Archive]
  3. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. Forthcoming. "The Conditional Effect of Local Party Organization Activity on Federal Election Outcomes." Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties. [Replication Archive]
  4. Doherty, David and Adler, E. Scott. 2020. "Campaign Mailers and Intent to Turnout: Do Similar Field and Survey Experiments Yield the Same Conclusions?" Journal of Experimental Political Science 7: 150-155. [Replication Archive]
  5. Doherty, David, Peter J. Schraeder, and Kirstie L. Dobbs. 2020. "Do Democratic Revolutions 'Activate' Participants?: The Case of Tunisia." Politics 40: 170-188. [Replication Archive and Appendix]
  6. Doherty, David and Laurel Harbridge. 2020. "The Effects of Blaming Others for Legislative Inaction on Individual and Collective Evaluations." Legislative Studies Quarterly 45: 69-99. [Replication Archive]
  7. Doherty, David, Amanda C. Bryan, Reid Willis, and Paul Witry. 2019. "Representation Imperatives in the Public Mind." Social Science Quarterly 100: 1963-1983. [Replication Archive]
  8. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, Alan S. Gerber, and Gregory A. Huber. 2019. "Should I Cast an Ill-Informed Ballot? Examining the Contours of the Normative Obligation to Vote" American Politics Research 47: 1081-1099. [Replication Archive]
  9. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael Miller. 2019. "Do Party Chairs Think Women and Minority Candidates Can Win? Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment." Journal of Politics 81: 1282-1297. (Popular press coverage: FiveThirtyEight) [Replication Archive]
  10. Dowling, Conor M., David Doherty, Seth J. Hill, Alan S. Gerber, and Gregory A. Huber. 2019. "The Voting Experience and Beliefs about Ballot Secrecy" PLoS ONE14: e0209765.[Replication Archive]
  11. Doherty, David and Peter Schraeder. 2018. "Social Signals and Participation in the Tunisian Revolution." Journal of Politics 80: 675-691. [Replication Archive]
  12. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, Gerber, Alan S. and Gregory A. Huber. 2017. "Are Voting Norms Conditional? How Electoral Context and Peer Behavior Shape the Social Returns to Voting." Journal of Politics 79: 1095-1100. [Replication Archive]
  13. Doherty, David and James Stancliffe. 2017. "Interpreting and Tolerating Speech: The Effects of Message, Messenger, and Elite Framing." American Politics Research 45: 224-255. (Popular press coverage: London School of Economics USAPP Blog). [Replication Archive]
  14. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling and Michael Miller. 2016. "When Is Changing Policy Positions Costly for Politicians? Experimental Evidence." Political Behavior 38: 455-484. (Popular press coverage: The Monkey Cage) [Replication Archive]
  15. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2016. "Why People Vote: Estimating the Social Returns to Voting." British Journal of Political Science 46: 241-264. [Replication Archive]
  16. Doherty, David. 2015. "Perceived Motives in the Political Arena." American Politics Research 43: 363-393. (Popular press coverage: London School of Economics USAPP Blog; Democracy Audit UK). [Replication Archive]; [Online Appendix].
  17. Doherty, David. 2015. "How Policy and Procedure Shape Citizens' Evaluations of Senators." Legislative Studies Quarterly 40: 241-272. [Replication Archive]; [Supplementary Analysis Document] (Popular press coverage: The Hill; Huffington Post)
  18. Doherty, David and E. Scott Adler. 2014. "The Persuasive Effects of Campaign Mailers." Political Research Quarterly 67: 562-573. [Replication Archive]; [Supplementary Analysis Document] (Popular press coverage: San Diego CityBeat; SF Chronicle; London School of Economics USAPP Blog)
  19. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling and Michael Miller. 2014. "Does Time Heal All Wounds? Sex Scandals, Tax Evasion, and the Passage of Time." PS: Political Science & Politics 47: 357-366. (Popular press coverage: Washington Post Wonkblog; Yahoo! News; Washington Monthly; FiveThirtyEight; Louisiana by the Numbers) [Replication Archive]
  20. Doherty, David and Josh Ryan. 2014. "Redistricting in the Classroom: A Module for Inductive Learning." PS: Political Science & Politics 47: 490-496. [Excel File with Module Maps]
  21. Gerber, Alan S., Eric M. Patashnik, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2014. "Doctor Knows Best: Physician Endorsements, Public Opinion, and the Politics of Comparative Effectiveness Research." Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 39: 171-208. [Replication Archive]
  22. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Seth Hill. 2013. "Do Perceptions of Ballot Secrecy Influence Turnout? Results from a Field Experiment." American Journal of Political Science 57: 537-551. [Replication Archive]
  23. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Seth Hill. 2013. "Who Wants to Discuss Vote Choices with Others?: Polarization in Preferences for Deliberation." Public Opinion Quarterly 77: 474-496. [Replication Archive]
  24. Doherty, David. 2013. "To Whom Do People Think Representatives Should Respond: Their District or the Country?" Public Opinion Quarterly 77: 237-255. [Replication Archive]; [Online Appendix].(Popular press coverage: Charles Blow NY Times Op-Ed; Pew Research FactTank; Cook Political Report)
  25. Adler, E. Scott, Michael Berry, and David Doherty. 2013. "Pushing 'Reset': The Conditional Effects of Coaching Replacements on College Football Performance." Social Science Quarterly 94: 1-28. (Popular press coverage: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Economist (blog), Freakonomics Blog, WGN Radio Interview, Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Kansas City Star; Washington Post). [Replication Archive]
  26. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2013. "Is There a Secret Ballot? Ballot Secrecy Perceptions and Their Implications for Voting Behaviour." British Journal of Political Science 43: 77-102. [Replication Archive]
  27. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Costas Panagopoulos. 2013. "Big Five Personality Traits and Responses to Persuasive Appeals: Results from Voter Turnout Experiments." Political Behavior 35: 687-728. [Replication Archive]
  28. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2013. "Assessing the Stability of Psychological and Political Survey Measures." American Politics Research 41: 54-75. [Replication Archive]
  29. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2012. "Disagreement and the Avoidance of Political Discussion: Aggregate Relationships and Differences across Personality Traits." American Journal of Political Science 56: 849-874. [Replication Archive]; [Online Apendix]
  30. Doherty, David and Jennifer Wolak. 2012. "When Do the Ends Justify the Means? Evaluating Procedural Fairness." Political Behavior 34: 301-323. [Replication Archive]
  31. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2012. "Personality and the Strength and Direction of Partisan Identification." Political Behavior 34: 653-688. [Replication Archive]
  32. Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael Miller. 2011. "Are Financial or Moral Scandals Worse? It Depends." PS: Political Science & Politics 44: 749-757. (Popular press coverage: NPR; The Monkey Cage; Pacific Standard; The Atlantic; FiveThirtyEight; Louisiana by the Numbers; San Diego Union Tribune) [Replication Archive]
  33. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2011. "Citizens' Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A Neglected Dimension of Electoral Accountability" Journal of Politics 73: 1206-1224. [Replication Archive]
  34. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, Conor Raso, and Shang Ha. 2011. "Personality Traits and Participation in Political Processes." Journal of Politics 73: 692-706. [Replication Archive]; [Online Appendix]
  35. Doherty, David. 2011. "Teaching Experimental Methods: A Framework for Hands-On Modules." Journal of Political Science Education 7: 163-172.
  36. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2011. "Big Five Personality Traits in the Political Arena." Annual Review of Political Science 14: 265-287. [Replication Archive]
  37. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2011. "Personality Traits and the Consumption of Political Information." American Politics Research 39: 32-84. [Replication Archive]
  38. Gerber, Alan S., Eric Patashnik, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2010. "The Public Wants Information, Not Mandates, From Comparative Effectiveness Research." Health Affairs 29: 1872-1881. (Popular press coverage: The Monkey Cage) [Replication Archive]
  39. Gerber, Alan S., Eric Patashnik, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2010. "A National Survey Reveals Public Skepticism About Research-Based Treatment Guidelines." Health Affairs 29: 1882-1884. (Popular press coverage: The Monkey Cage) [Replication Archive]
  40. Gerber, Alan S., Neil Malhotra, Conor M. Dowling, and David Doherty. 2010. "Publication Bias in Political Science: An Investigation of Two Literatures." American Politics Research 38: 591-613. [Replication Archive]
  41. Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Shang Ha. 2010. "Personality and Political Attitudes: Relationships Across Issue Domains and Political Contexts." American Political Science Review 104: 111-133. [Replication Archive]
  42. Doherty, David. 2008. "Presidential Rhetoric, Candidate Evaluations, and Party Identification: Can Parties 'Own' Values?" Political Research Quarterly 61: 419-433.

Work in Progress

  • Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. Small Power: How Local Parties Shape Elections (book manuscript)
  • Doherty, David and Kate Hansen. "Partisan Identities and Interpretations of Economic Data." [Abstract]
  • Doherty, David. "The Public's Concept of Representation" (conference paper from book manuscript in progress) [Abstract]
  • Doherty, David and Jessica Mecellem. "Conceptions of Democracy in the Arab World." [Abstract]
  • Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, Conor M. Dowling, David Doherty, and Nicole Schwartzberg. "Using Battleground States as a Natural Experiment to Test Theories of Voting." [Abstract]


Reports



Invited Talks

  • Yale University, Center for the Study of American Politics Summer Workshop. June 10, 2019
  • Northwestern University, American Politics Workshop. May 17, 2019
  • University of Wisconsin--Madison, American Politics Workshop. April 29, 2019
  • Blalock Lecture (ICPSR Summer Program). July 7, 2016.
  • University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana. April 1, 2015.
  • University of Illinois Chicago. April 1, 2015.
  • North Carolina State University. March 16-18, 2015.
  • University of Chicago (Harris School). May 16, 2014.


Selected Paper Presentations and Conference Participation

  • "'You Break it You Buy It:' The Politics of Foriegn Aid" (with Amanda Bryan, Dina Hanania, and Matthew Pajor). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 8, 2018.
  • "Should Campaign Promises Trump Public Opinion?" (with Amanda Bryan, Reid Willis, and Paul Witry). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 6, 2018.
  • "Passing the Buck in Congress: The Extent and Effectiveness of Blaming Others for Inaction" (with Laurel Harbridge). American Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) August 31, 2017.
  • "Passing the Buck in Congress: The Extent and Effectiveness of Blaming Others for Inaction" (with Laurel Harbridge). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 7, 2017.
  • "Does Polarization Have Local Roots? Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment on Party Chairs and Primary Voters" (with Conor M. Dowling and Michael G. Miller). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 6, 2017.
  • "Party Chairs' Perceptions of Candidate Viability" (with Conor M. Dowling and Michael G. Miller). American Political Science Association (Philadelphia, PA) September 3, 2016.
  • "Passing the Buck in Congress: The Extent and Effectiveness of Blaming Others for Inaction" (with Laurel Harbridge). American Political Science Association (Philadelphia, PA) September 3, 2016.
  • "The Effects of Candidate Race and Gender on Party Chairs' Assessments of Electoral Viability" (with Conor M. Dowling and Michael G. Miller). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 9, 2016.
  • "Passing the Buck in Congress: The Extent and Effectiveness of Blaming Others for Inaction" (with Laurel Harbridge). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 10, 2016.
  • "The Public's Concept of Representation". Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 17, 2015.
  • "Tolerating Speech: Assessing the Effects of Message, Messenger, and Framing" (with James Stancliffe). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 17, 2015.
  • "Public Responses to Political Flip-Flops: Experimental Evidence." Southern Political Science Association (New Orleans, LA) January 17, 2015.
  • "Patterns of Participation in a Revolution and Its Aftermath" (with Peter Schraeder). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 6, 2014.
  • "The Persuasive Effects of Campaign Mailers" (with E. Scott Adler). American Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) August 30, 2013.
  • "Should Senators Always Advocate for their States? Examining Citizen Preferences". Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 12, 2012.
  • "The Public's Concept of Representation". Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 1, 2011.
  • "Citizens' Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A Neglected Dimension of Electoral Accountability" (with Alan Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, and Conor M. Dowling). American Political Science Association (Washington, DC) September 5, 2010.
  • "Why People Vote: Estimating the Social Returns to Voting" (with Alan Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, and Conor M. Dowling). American Political Science Association (Washington, DC) September 4, 2010.
  • "To Whom Do People Think Representatives Should Respond: Their District or the Country?". Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 22-25, 2010.
  • "Are Financial or Moral Scandals Worse? It Depends" (with Mike Miller and Conor M. Dowling). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 22-25, 2010.
  • "Personality, Politics, and Academia" (with Alan Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, and Conor M. Dowling). American Political Science Association (Toronto, ON, Canada) September 4, 2009.
  • "Is There a Secret Ballot? Ballot Secrecy Perceptions and Their Implications for Voting Behavior." (with Alan Gerber, Gregory A. Huber, and Conor M. Dowling). American Political Science Association (Toronto, ON, Canada) September 3, 2009.
  • "Citizens' Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A Neglected Dimension of Electoral Accountability" (with Alan Gerber). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 1-5, 2009.
  • Discussant: Electoral Rules, Political Processes, and Political Outcomes. Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 1-5, 2009.
  • "Teaching Experimental Methods: A Hands-On Module" (with Elaine Fisher and Ken Bickers). APSA Teaching and Learning Conference (Baltimore, MD) February 6-8, 2009.
  • Chair/Discussant: Emotional and Partisan Ambivalence. Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 3-6, 2008.
  • "Perceived Motives in the Political Arena." American Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) September 2, 2007.
  • "When Do the Ends Justify the Means? Evaluating Procedural Fairness" (with Jennifer Wolak). Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 14, 2007.
  • "Salience of Institutional Roles: Motive Attributions and the Fairness of the Courts." Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 22, 2006.
  • "Presidential Rhetoric, Candidate Evaluations, and Party Identification: Can Parties 'Own' Values?" Midwest Political Science Association (Chicago, IL) April 10, 2005.



Email: ddoherty@luc.edu