Instructor: Keith T. Poole
Room 304D Baldwin Hall
WebSite: Voteview Home Page
Office Hours: By Appointment
The following texts will be used in this course:
Grades will be determined by three examinations -- two mid-semester exams and a final exam. The exams will consist of short answer essay questions. The midterms will be worth ¼ each and the final 1/2 of the course grade.
The first exam is scheduled for Friday, 23 September 2016, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The second exam is scheduled for Friday, 21 October 2016, 3:35 - 4:25PM.
The final is scheduled for Monday 12 December 2016, 3:30 - 5:30PM.
"The Decline and Rise of Party Polarization in Congress During the Twentieth Century." Extensions, Fall 2005.
"The Roots of the Polarization of Modern U. S. Politics." Revista de Ciencia Politica, December, 2008.
Growing Apart: The Mathematical Evidence for Congress' Growing Polarization, by Jordan Ellenberg
(Note that the links to voteview.uh.edu should be pooleandrosenthal.com. The pages are still on the website.)
The Price of Inequality, pages ix - lxiv
The Great Divergence, Introduction and Chapters 1, 2 and 3
JEP, "The Top 1 Percent in International and Historical Prespective"
JEP, "Defending the 1 Percent"
Civil Rights and the Realignment of the South (PowerPoint)
Noah Chapters 1-3 and Stiglitz Introduction (PowerPoint)
JEP Papers 1 and 2 (PowerPoint)
Federal Reserve Bulletin: "Changes in U.S. Family Finances from 2010 to 2013: Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances."
Rutgers: John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development: "Unfulfilled Expectations: Recent College Graduates Struggle in a Troubled Economy."
Institute for Women's Policy Research: "The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation 2013 and by Race and Ethnicity."
"The American High School Graduation Rate: Trends and Levels." James J. Heckman and Paul A. LaFontaine, Discussion Paper 3216, December 2007, Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn, Germany
"Skill Gaps, Skill Shortages and Skill Mismatches: Evidence for the U.S.", Peter Cappelli, NBER WP20382, August 2014
"Polanyi's Paradox and the Shape of Employment Growth." David H. Autor, MIT.
"Trends in Educational Assortative Marriage From 1940 to 2003." Christine R. Schwartz and Robert D. Mare, California Center for Population Research, UCLA
"Consumer Bankruptcy Filings: Trends and Indicators." Charles J. Tabb, Illinois Law and Economics WP Series No. LE06-023, University of Illinois College of Law.
NOMINATE Data, Roll Call Data, and Software
Course Web Pages: University of Georgia (2010 - )
Course Web Pages: UC San Diego (2004 - 2010)
University of San Diego Law School (2005)
Course Web Pages: University of Houston (2000 - 2005)
Course Web Pages: Carnegie-Mellon University (1997 - 2000)
Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R
Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting
Recent Working Papers
Analyses of Recent Politics
About This Website
K7MOA Log Books: 1960 - 2016
Bio of Keith T. Poole