Dynamic Models for Social Scientists

Harold Clarke, University of Texas at Dallas
Guy Whitten, Texas A & M University
4 - 15 August (two week course / 35 hrs)

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Harold D. Clarke is Ashbel Smith Professor in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex. His current research interests focus on the political economy of party support. He has published widely on this topic both in American and British journals and is Chief Editor of Electoral Studies. He is also a Principal Investigator for the 2010 British Election Study (Universityof Essex), the 2011 Political Support in Canada Study, and the 2012 Political Support in America Study. His most recent books are Performance Politics and the British Voter (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Making Political Choices: Canada and the United States (University of Toronto Press, 2009) and Affluence, Austerity and Electoral Change in Britain (Cambridge University Press, 2013).

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Guy D. Whitten, Ph.D. University of Rochester, is a Professor of Political Science and the Director of the European Union Center at Texas A&M University. Dr. Whitten's primary research interests are political economy, public policy, political methodology, and comparative politics. Much of his published research has involved cross-national comparative studies of the influence of economics on government popularity and elections. His recent research in public policy includes work on the politics of defense spending in parliamentary democracies. Dr. Whitten has also published a number of influential works on the use of statistics to make inferences in political science. He is a member of the editorial boards for Electoral Studies and Political Science Research and Methods. His teaching interests are political economy, public policy, political methodology, and comparative politics.

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