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James Bisbee

Assistant Professor

James Bisbee a political scientist who studies how public opinions and behaviors are influenced by information, ranging from local unemployment to elite cues, using all manner of empirical evidence. He is an Assistant Professor in Vanderbilt University's Department of Political Science and a Faculty Affiliate at the Data Science Institute. Previously, he was a postdoctoral fellow at NYU’s Center for Social Media and Politics and at Princeton’s Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance. His research has been published in peer reviewed journals, including the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Labor Economics, and International Organization, among others."

Representative publications

  • Bisbee, James and Jan Zilinsky “Geographic Boundaries, Local Income, and Economic Evaluations” Political Analysis (2022): 1-7.
  • Bisbee, James and Dan Honig “Flight to Safety: Covid-Induced Changes in the Intensity of Status Quo Preference and Voting Behavior” American Political Science Review (2021): 1-17.
  • Bisbee, James and Diana Da In Lee “Objective Facts and Elite Cues: Partisan Responses to Covid-19” Journal of Politics (2021)
  • Bisbee, James. “BARP: Using Bayesian Additive Regression Trees to Improve MultiLevel Regression and Post-Stratification” American Political Science Review Letters (2019): 1060-1065.
  • Bisbee, James and Larson, Jennifer M. “Testing Social Science Network Theories with Online Network Data: An Evaluation of External Validity.” American Political Science Review (2017) 111(3) 502-521.
  • Bisbee, James, Dehejia, Rajeev, Pop-Eleches, Cristian, and Samii, Cyrus. “Local Instruments, Global Extrapolation: External Validity of the Same-Sex-Fertility-Labor Supply Local Average Treatment Effect” Journal of Labor Economics (2017) vol. 35, no. S1.
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