Alan S. Gerber
Political scientist; Educator; Academic research institution administrator
Social and Behavioral Sciences
Charles C. and Dorathea S. Dilley Professor of Political Science; Director, Yale Center for the Study of American Politics; Faculty in Residence, Yale Institution for Social and Policy Studies; Faculty Research Center in Political Economy, NBER; Health Investigator, Robert Woods Johnson Foundation; Faculty Affiliate, Jameel Poverty Action Lab. Revived field experimentation as a method for studying campaigns and elections. Through a series of path-breaking works examining the effects of campaigns on voter participation and candidate preference, reshaped the field of political behavior and set new standards for rigorous research design in political science. Books include Field Experiments: Design, Analysis and Interpretation (with Donald P. Green), Promoting the General Welfare: New Perspectives on Government Performance (with Eric Patashnik), and Get Out the Vote! How to Increase Voter Turnout (with Donald P. Green). President of APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research and Chair of the Reporting Standards Committee, APSA Organized Section on Experimental Research; Editor Quarterly Journal of Political Science. Elected Robert Dahl Fellow, American Academy of Political and Social Science.