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Dr Benjamin Lauderdale


Benjamin Lauderdale is an Associate Professor in Research Methodology. He received his PhD from Princeton University in 2010. He joined the Methodology Institute at LSE in 2011 after a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University.

Research interests

His research interests cover a range of American political institutions and behavior, particularly the US Supreme Court, the US Congress and US public opinion. He is particularly interested in methodological problems related to measuring and comparing policy preferences among various political actors.

Recent articles

  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale. 2013. "Does Inattention to Political Debate Explain the Polarization Gap Between the U.S. Congress and Public?",  Public Opinion Quarterly 77(S): 2-23.
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale and Tom S. Clark. 2012. "The Supreme Court's Many Median Justices", American Political Science Review, 106(4):847-866
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale (2012) "Compound Poisson-Gamma Regression Models for Dollar Outcomes that are Sometimes Zero", Political Analysis 20:3, 387-399.
  • Tom S. Clark and Benjamin E. Lauderdale. (2012) "The Genealogy of Law" Political Analysis 20:3, 329-350.
  • Cesar Zucco Jr. and Benjamin E. Lauderdale (2011) "Distinguishing Between Influences on Brazilian Legislative Behavior" Legislative Studies Quarterly 36:3, 363-396.
  • Tom S. Clark and Benjamin E. Lauderdale (2010) "Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space" American Journal of Political Science 54:4, 871-890.
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale (2010) "Unpredictable Voters in Ideal Point Estimation"
    Political Analysis 18:2, 151-171.
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale (2008) "Pass the Pork: Measuring Shares in Bicameral Legislatures" Political Analysis 16:3, 235-249.