Please join Prof. Austin Hart for a discussion and breakfast reception with Lara Brown, David Karol and Betsy Fischer Martin in celebration of his new book Economic Voting: A Campaign-Centered Theory.
Austin Hart, Assistant Professor, School of International Service, American University; Author, Economic Voting: A Campaign-Centered Theory
Lara Brown, Interim Director and Professor, The Graduate School of Political Management, The George Washington University
David Karol, Associate Professor of Government and Politics, University of Maryland; Contributor, The Washington Post's "The Monkey Cage"
Moderated by: Betsy Fischer Martin, Executive In Residence, School of Public Affairs, American University; Co-host, Bloomberg News "Masters in Politics"
The conventional wisdom of economic voting theory argues that a
nation's economic performance drives electoral outcomes. Austin Hart
challenges the simplicity of this notion using cognitive-psychological
research to demonstrate that candidates can shape campaign narratives
and, in doing so, either overcome or capitalize on prevailing economic
conditions to win elections.
Austin Hart is Assistant Professor of Quantitative Methods in the
School of International Service at American University, Washington DC.
His research examines the criteria voters use to evaluate their
representatives and the extent to which politicians can use mass
communication to manipulate those criteria. His work also appears in the
Journal of Politics and Comparative Political Studies.