Professors Alan Gerber and Greg Huber of Yale University are leaders in the field of experimental political science. With support from the Hewlett Foundation, they will undertake randomized experiments in two to three states to test whether and how it is possible to increase turnout in primary elections so the primary electorate is more representative of the general electorate. Should this prove to be feasible, it would set the stage for a broader research program with practical applications that others could use to increase primary turnout.
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for the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
The Yale Center for the Study of Globalization is a focal point for raising questions, triggering analysis and debate, and connecting policy actors concerned with issues such as global development, international trade, financial globalization, global public goods, and global governance. One of the Center’s international collaborations, for example, involves providing ongoing advisory support for the Natural Resource Charter, a set of principles on how best to harness the opportunities for development generated by extractive resource revenues. During this final phase of program support from the Foundation, the Center will seek to diversify funding so that it may continue its public programs—including lectures, workshops, and conferences—and expand the readership of its online magazine YaleGlobal.
for The Culture and Civilization of China, a multi-volume series of art books jointly published by Yale University Press and the Beijing-based China International Publishing Group