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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 and joined the LSE in 2011.

Research interests

His research is focused on the measurement of political preferences from survey, voting, network and textual data.  Applications of these methods have included citizens, legislators and judges in the US, UK and EU.  For a full listing of current and past research projects, please visit benjaminlauderdale.net

Recent and selected articles

  • Kenneth Benoit, Drew Conway, Benjamin E. Lauderdale, Michael Laver and Slava Mikhaylov. "Crowd-Sourced Text Analysis: Reproducible and Agile Production of Political Data" forthcoming, American Political Science Review
  • Chris Hanretty, Benjamin E. Lauderdale, and Nick Vivyan. "Comparing Strategies for Estimating Constituency Opinion from National Survey Samples." conditionally accepted, Political Science Research and Methods
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale. “How to Generate Partisan Disagreement about Political Facts Without Misinformation.” conditionally accepted, Political Science Research and Methods
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale and Drew A. Linzer. 2015. “Under-performing, Over-performing, or Just Performing? The Limitations of Fundamentals-based Presidential Election Forecasting” International Journal of Forecasting
  • Melody Crowder-Meyer and Benjamin E. Lauderdale. 2014. “A Partisan Gap in the Supply of Female Potential Candidates in the United States” Research and Politics 1:1.
  • Benjamin E. Lauderdale and Tom S. Clark. 2014. “Scaling Politically Meaningful Dimensions Using Texts and Votes.” American Journal of Political Science 58(3):754-771.
  • 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
  • Tom S. Clark and Benjamin E. Lauderdale (2010) "Locating Supreme Court Opinions in Doctrine Space" American Journal of Political Science54:4, 871-890.