Barry C. Burden is Professor of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is also Director of the Elections Research Center and is the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics.His research and teaching are based in American politics, with an emphasis on electoral politics and representation. He is co-editor of The Measure of American Elections, author of Personal Roots of Representation, and co-author of Why Americans Split Their Tickets: Campaigns, Competition, and Divided Government. Burden has also published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, and Electoral Studies. Burden is affiliated with the La Follette School of Public Affairs, the Center for Demography of Health and Aging, the UW Survey Center and the Election Administration Project. During the 2017-2018 academic year he is director of the American Politics Workshop.
Barry C. Burden. 2017. “Trump’s Base Wants to Hold on to the Past at All Costs.”Los Angeles Times. November 5.
Barry C. Burden, "Everything you need to know about the Supreme Court's big gerrymandering case.," The Monkey Cage, The Washington Post. 2017.
Barry C. Burden, David T. Canon, Kenneth R. Mayer, Donald P. Moynihan, and Jacob R. Neiheisel, "What Happens at the Polling Place: Using Administrative Data to Look Inside Election," Public Administration Review 77:3 (May/June, 2017): 354-64
Barry C. Burden and John Hsu. 2017. "Signature Requirements and Ballot Access for Non-Major Party Candidates." In Changing How America Votes, ed. Todd Donovan. Lanham, MD: Towman and Littlefield.
Barry C. Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald Moynihan "The Complicated Partisan Effects of State Election Laws,” Political Research Quarterly, forthcoming.
Barry C. Burden, Jason M. Fletcher, Pamela Herd, Bradley M. Jones, and Donald P. Moynihan. 2017. "How Different Forms of Health Matter to Political Participation." Journal of Politics 79:166-178.
Kelly, Dimitri, Logan Vidal, and Barry C. Burden. 2017. “A Convenient Truth: University Employees as Heterogeneous and Inexpensive Experimental Samples.” Social Science Quarterly 98:1339-1351.
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.
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 2016.
Barry C. Burden and Jeffrey Milyo. 2015. “The Quantities and Qualities of Poll Workers.” Election Law Journal 14:38-46.
Barry C. Burden and Brian J. Gaines. 2015. “Absentee and Early Voting: Weighing the Costs of Convenience.” Election Law Journal 14:32-7.
Barry C. Burden. 2015. "Economic Accountability and Strategic Calibration: The Case of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party." Party Politics 21:346-56.
Burden, Barry. (2015) "Economic Accountability and Strategic Calibration: The Case of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party." Party Politics 21:346-56.
Barry Burden, (associate editor), Marjorie Randon Hershey (editor), and Christina Wolbrecht (associate editor). CQ Guide to Political Parties. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, 2014.
Barry Burden, and Charles Stewart III, eds. The Measure of American Elections. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Barry Burden. Review of Getting Primaried: The Changing Politics of Congressional Primary Challenges by Robert G. Boatright. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press. Congress & the Presidency 41:132-4. (2014)
Barry Burden, Bradley Jones, and Michael Kang. "Sore Loser Laws and Congressional Polarization." Legislative Studies Quarterly 39 (2014): 299-325
Barry Burden, Amber Wichowsky. "Economic Discontent as a Mobilizer: Unemployment and Voter Turnout." Journal of Politics 76:887-898. 2014
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald Moynihan. “Election Laws, Mobilization, and Turnout: The Unanticipated Consequences of Election Reform.” American Journal of Political Science 58, 1 (2014): 95-109.
Jacob Neiheisel and Barry Burden. 2013. "Election Administrative and the Pure Effect of Voter Registration Turnout." Political Research Quarterly.
Barry Burden, "The Nominations: Ideology, Timing, and Organization," in Michael Nelson, ed., The Elections of 2012 (Thousand Oaks, CA: CQ Press, 2013), pp. 21-46.
Barry Burden, and D. Sunshine Hillygus. “Mass Polarization During the Bush Presidency.” In Donald R. Kelley and Todd G. Shields, eds., The Presidency of George W. Bush (Texas A&M University Press, 2013).
Barry Burden, and Jacob Neiheisel, “Election Administration and the Pure Effect of Voter Registration on Turnout.” Political Research Quarterly 66 (2013): 77-90.
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Stéphane Lavertu, and Donald P. Moynihan. “Selection Methods, Partisanship, and the Administration of Elections,” Forthcoming (2013) American Politics Research.
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, and Donald P. Moynihan. “The Effects and Costs of Early Voting and Same Day Registration in the 2008 Elections,” Forthcoming (September, 2013) American Journal of Political Science.
Barry Burden, David Canon, Kenneth Mayer, Stéphane Lavertu, and Donald Moynihan. “Selection Methods, Partisanship, and the Administration of Elections.”;American Politics Research 41, 6 (2013): 903-36.
Barry Burden, Christopher R. Berry, and William G. Howell, "The Lives and Deaths of Federal Programs, 1971-2003," in Jeffrey A. Jenkins and Eric M. Patashnik, eds. Living Legislation: Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Burden, Barry C., Canon, David T., Mayer, Kenneth, & Moynihan, Donald P. (2012). The effect of administrative burden on bureaucratic perception of policies: Evidence from election administration. Public Administration Review, 72(5), 741-751.
Burden, B. C., Canon, D. T., Mayer, K. R., & Moynihan, D. P. (2011). Early voting and election day registration in the trenches: local officials' perceptions of election reform. Election Law Journal, 10(2), 89-102..
Barry Burden, "Polarization, Obstruction, and Governing in the Senate." The Forum 9, 4(2011).
Barry Burden, and Amber Wichowsky. 2010. "Local and National Forces in Congressional Elections." In Jan E. Leighley, ed., The Oxford Handbook of American Elections and Political Behavior. New York: Oxford University Press.
Barry Burden, Christopher R. Berry and William G. Howell. 2010. "After Enactment: The Lives and Deaths of Federal Programs." American Journal of Political Science 54:1-14.
Barry Burden, Christopher R. Berry, William G. Howell. “The President and the Distribution of Federal Spending.” American Political Science Review 104 (2010): 783-99.
Barry Burden: “Representation as a Field of Study.” In The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives, ed. Gary King, Kay Lehman Schlozman, and Norman Nie. New York, NY: Routledge, 2009.
Barry Burden, Philip Edward Jones: “Strategic Voting in the USA.” In Duverger’s Law of Plurality Voting: The Logic of Party Competition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom, and the United States, ed. Bernard Grofman, André Blais, and Shaun Bowler. New York, NY: Springer, 2009.
Barry Burden, 2009. “The Puzzle of the Japanese Gender Gap in LDP Support.” In Steven Reed, Kenneth Mori McElwain, and Kay Shimizu , eds., Political Changes in Japan: Electoral Behavior, Party Realignment, and the Koizumi Reforms. Stanford, CA: Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center.
Barry Burden (and Gretchen Helmke): “The Comparative Study of Split-Ticket Voting.” Electoral Studies 28 (2009):1-7.
Barry Burden: "Candidate-Driven Ticket Splitting in the 2000 Japanese Elections.” Electoral Studies 28 (2009):33-40.
Barry Burden, D. Sunshine Hillygus. “Opinion Formation, Polarization, and Presidential Reelection.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 39 (2009):619-35.
Burden, B. C. (2009). The dynamic effects of education on voter turnout. Electoral Studies, 28(4), 540-549.
Barry Burden “Multiple Parties and Ballot Regulations.” In Democracy in the States: Experiments in Elections Reform, ed. Bruce E. Cain, Todd Donovan, and Caroline J. Tolbert. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. 2008.
Barry Burden: “The Nominations: Rules, Strategy, and Uncertainty.” In The Elections of 2008, ed. Michael Nelson. Washington, DC: CQ Press.
Barry Burden Personal Roots of Representation. 2007. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
Burden, Barry Jeffrey Milyo 2015. “The Quantities and Qualities of Poll Workers.” Election Law Journal 14:38-46.
Burden, Barry, Brian J. Gaines. 2015. “Absentee and Early Voting: Weighing the Costs of Convenience.” Election Law Journal 14:32-7
Political Research Quarterly’s Top 20 Outstanding Reviewers of 2017.
Honored Instructor Award, Univeristy Housing.
Vilas Associate Award
Best Paper Award for "How Different Forms of HEalth Matter to Political Participation: The Roles of Cognitive Physical, and General Health."
Won the Jewell-Loewenberg Prize for the best article published in Legislative Studies Quarterly in 2014.
Vilas Associate Award from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education
Co-author, Robert H. Durr 2013 Award for the best paper applying quantitative methods to a substantive problem in political science Midwest Political Science Association