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9/27/2016 - The Elections Research Center hosts a debate viewing event for a packed house
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9/27/2016 - Professor David Canon previews the debate and the ERC event on Channel 27
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9/26/2016 - Professor Kathy Cramer is quoted in a Cap Times article
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9/20/2016 - Professor David Canon interviewed by Channel 3 on the leaked John Doe documents
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9/20/2016 - Professor David Canon talks about "dark money" and the John Doe investigation on Channel 15.
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9/27/2016 - International Relations Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room
9/29/2016 - Comparative politics Colloquium
12:00 PM Ogg Room
9/30/2016 - Political Theory Workshop
12:00 PM Ogg Room
12/9/2016 - Elections Research Center 2016 Election Symposium
Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery
7/13/2017 - Summer Political Methodology Meeting
UW School of Business
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David Weimer, Dana B. Mukamel, Alpesh Amin, Joseph Sharit, Heather Ladd and Dara H. Sorkin “When Patients Customize Nursing Home Ratings, Choices and Rankings Differ from the Government’s Version.” Health Affairs 35:4 (2016), 714–719.   
Scott Gehlbach, Konstantin Sonin & Milan Svloik "Formal Models of Nondemocratic Politics." 2016. Annual Review of Political Science. 19:565-84.   
Erica Simmons Meaningful Resistance: Market Reforms and the Roots of Social Protest in Latin America. Cambridge University Press 2016.   
David Weimer, Simon F. Haeder and Dana B. Mukamel “Secret Shoppers Find Access To Providers And Network Accuracy Lacking For Those In Marketplace And Commercial Plans,” Health Affairs 35:7 (2016), 1160–1166.   
David Weimer, Aidan R. Vining “The Challenges of Fractionalized Property Rights in Public-Private Hybrid Organizations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Regulation & Governance 10:2 (2016), 161–178.   
David Weimer, Dara H. Sorkin, Alpesh Amin, Joseph Sharit, Heather Ladd, Dana B. Mukamel “Rationale and Study Protocol for the Nursing Home Compare Plus (NHCPlus) Randomized Controlled Trial: A Personalized Decision Aid for Patients Transitioning from the Hospital to a Skilled-Nursing Facility,” Contemporary Clinical Trials 47:March (2016), 139–145.   
Jonathan Renshon "The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol Is Associated with Attained Status in Male Executives” (with G.D. Sherman, J.S. Lerner, R.A. Josephs & J.J. Gross; 2016), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 110/6: 921-929.   
Jonathan Renshon "Status Deficits and War" (2016), International Organization 70/3: 513-550.   
Eleanor Powell, and Justin Grimmer "Money in Exile: Campaign Contributions and Committee Access."  Journal of Politics.
Barry Burden, Logan Vidal "How Resources, Engagement, and Recruitment Are Shaped by Election Rules", New Advances in the Study of Civic Voluntarism, ed. Casey A. Klofstad. Temple University Press.   
Nils Ringe, Steven Wilson “Pinpointing the Powerful: Co-voting Network Centrality as a Measure of Political Influence.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 41(3), 739-769.   
Steven Wilson, Nils Ringe, Jack Van Thomme “Policy Leadership and Reelection in the European Parliament,” Journal of European Public Policy 23(8), 1158-1179; included in (peer-reviewed) special issue featuring the best papers presented at the 2015 European Union Studies Association’s Biennial Conference.