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Matt Golder

Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University

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Matt Golder
Department of Political Science
Pennsylvania State University
306 Pond Lab
University Park

PA 16802

email: mgolder@psu.edu

phone: (814) 867-4323
fax: (814) 863-8979

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Curriculum Vitae


Academic Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Pennsylvania State University (2010-present)

Visiting Researcher, Collaborative Research Center SFB 884, University of Mannheim (August-December 2012)

Instructor, Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis and Collection (2008-present)

Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Florida State University (2005-2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Iowa (2004-2005)


Education

Ph.D. 2004. Department of Politics, New York University

M.A. 1999. Institute of French Studies, New York University
M.Phil. 1997. European Politics and Society, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University
B.A. Hons. 1995. Politics, Philosophy and Economics, St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University


Other Education

Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models, University of Michigan, 2003
Graduate Workshop in Computational Modeling and Complexity, Santa Fe Institute, 2003


Research

Google Scholar Citation Record

Matt Golder's Dataverse

Publications:

Books

2012. William Clark, Matt Golder & Sona Golder. Principles of Comparative Politics. Washington D.C.: CQ Press. (1st Edition 2009).

Peer-Reviewed Articles

2014. Matt Golder, Sona Golder, &David Siegel. "Evaluating a Stochastic Model of Government Formation." Journal of Politics.

2014. Matt Golder & Gabriella Lloyd. "Re-evaluating the Relationship between Electoral Rules and Ideological Congruence." European Journal of Political Research.
[replication materials]

2013. Ben Gaskins, Matt Golder, & David Siegel. "Religious Participation, Social Conservatism, and Human Development." Journal of Politics 75: 1125-1141.
[replication materials][online appendix]

2013. Ben Gaskins, Matt Golder, & David Siegel. "Religious Participation and Economic Conservatism." American Journal of Political Science 57: 823-840.
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2013. Nils-Christian Bormann & Matt Golder. "Democratic Electoral Systems Around the World, 1946-2011." Electoral Studies 32: 360-369.
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2012. William Berry, Matt Golder, & Daniel Milton. "Improving Tests of Theories Positing Interaction." Journal of Politics 74: 653-671.
[replication materials][online appendix][webpage]

2012. Garrett Glasgow, Matt Golder, & Sona Golder. "New Empirical Strategies for the Study of Parliamentary Government Formation." Political Analysis 20: 248-270.
[replication materials] [Interactive Version of Figure 3a]

2012. Matt Golder, Sona Golder, & David Siegel. "Modeling the Institutional Foundations of Parliamentary Government Formation." Journal of Politics 74: 427-445.
[replication materials]

2011. Garrett Glasgow, Matt Golder& Sona Golder. "Who "Wins"? Determining the Party of the Prime Minister." American Journal of Political Science 55: 937-954.
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2010. Matt Golder & Jacek Stramski. "Ideological Congruence and Electoral Institutions." American Journal of Political Science 54: 90-106.
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  • Awarded the GESIS Klingemann Prize for the Best CSES Scholarship for 2010.

2007. Thomas Brambor, William Clark & Matt Golder. "Are African Party Systems Different?" Electoral Studies 26: 315-323.
[replication materials]

2006. Matt Golder. "Presidential Coattails and Legislative Fragmentation." American Journal of Political Science 50: 34-48.
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2006. William Clark & Matt Golder. "Rehabilitating Duverger's Theory: Testing the Mechanical and Strategic Modifying Effects of Electoral Laws." Comparative Political Studies 39: 679-708.
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2006. Thomas Brambor, William Clark & Matt Golder. "Understanding Interaction Models: Improving Empirical Analyses." Political Analysis 14: 63-82.
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  • Reprinted in W. Paul Vogt. 2008. Selecting Research Methods. London: Sage Publications.

2006. William Clark, Michael Gilligan & Matt Golder. "A Simple Multivariate Test for Asymmetric Hypotheses." Political Analysis 14: 311-331.
[replication materials]

2005. Matt Golder. "Democratic Electoral Systems Around the World, 1946-2000." Electoral Studies 24: 103-121.
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2003. Matt Golder. "Explaining Variation in the Electoral Success of Extreme Right Parties in Western Europe." Comparative Political Studies 36: 432-466.
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2003. Matt Golder. "Electoral Institutions, Unemployment, and Extreme Right Parties." British Journal of Political Science 33: 525-534.
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2002. William Clark, Matt Golder & Sona Golder. "Fiscal Policy and the Democratic Process in the European Union." European Union Politics 3: 205-230.
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Book Chapters

2009. Matt Golder & Jacek Stramski. “Congruência Ideológica e Instituições Eleitorais: Conceptualização e Medida.” In Andre Freire & Jose Viegas (eds) Representação Política: O caso Português em Perspectiva Comparada. Sextante: Lisboa.

2004. Matt Golder & Leonard Wantchekon. "Africa: Dictatorial and Democratic Electoral Systems since 1946." In Josep Colomer. ed. Handbook of Electoral System Choice. London: Palgrave.

Other Publications

2013. Nils-Christian Bormann & Matt Golder. "Democratic Electoral Systems Around the World, 1946-2011." Newsletter of the Representation and Electoral Systems Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.

2009. Matt Golder. "Ideological Congruence." CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.

Under Review:

"Power and Politics: Insights from an Exit, Voice, and Loyalty Game" (with William Clark and Sona Golder).

  • Revise and resubmit at the British Journal of Political Science.

Grants Received:

2008. "Making Electoral Democracy Work: Voters, Parties, and the Rules of the Game." Executive board member on a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Canadian $2.5 million).

2007. "Making Electoral Democracy Work: Voters, Parties, and the Rules of the Game." Preliminary grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (Canadian $20,000).

2006. "Evaluating Democratic Performance." Co-PI on a grant from the Council on Research and Creativity at Florida State University ($125,000).

Working Papers:

"Negative Campaigning in Multi-Candidate Contests" (with Thomas Gschwend and Indridi Indridason).

Manuscripts, Grants, and Work in Progress:

"Big Data, Causal Inference, and Formal Theory: Contradictory Trends in Political Science'' (Co-editor with William Clark for Symposium at PS: Political Science and Politics.)

Religious Participation and Political Attitudes (Book manuscript with David Siegel).

Negative Campaigning (Book manuscript with Thomas Gschwend and Indridi Indridason).

"Electoral Volatility in Europe" (with Charles Crabtree).


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Last edited:  January 3, 2013