Professors Seth Hill and Thad Kousser of the University of California at San Diego are leaders in the field of experimental political science. With support from the Hewlett Foundation, they will undertake randomized experiments in California’s 2014 primary to test whether and how it is possible to increase turnout in the new format of primary elections such that the electorate is more representative of the general electorate. Should this prove to be feasible, it would point the way to practical applications that others could use to increase primary turnout.
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Grants to this Grantee
for the Power Transformation Lab
To support University of California, San Diego, to set up a Power Transformation Lab, which will help in facilitating model-based international collaboration for accelerated energy decarbonization. The new initiative will partner US researchers with Chinese stakeholders to generate policy recommendation and technical guidance through innovative model-based collaborations. The lab will emphasize the creation of open and broadly accessible data, models and insights, to target academia, civil society organizations and industry stakeholders. (Substrategy: China National Policy)
for a project on public health governance in Mexico
The Center for U.S.-Mexican Studies at the University of California at San Diego is a research center focused on promoting scholarship and understanding between researchers in both countries. This grant would allow the Center to continue compiling public information on the governance of Mexico’s public health sector, in addition to producing new research on common health problems in rural marginalized communities. The project will finalize and disseminate the Atlas of Governance of Public Health in Mexico, an online platform including a geo-referenced map, which will make local public health statistics and complimentary health policy information accessible to the public. The project will also focus on outreach to Mexican organizations working on improving public health services for the poor.