Arthur Lupia

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Arthur Lupia

Hal R. Varian Collegiate Professor

Office Location(s): 6757 Haven Hall
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  • Affiliation(s)
    • Center for Political Studies
  • Fields of Study
    • Formal Modeling
    • Research Methods
    • Political Psychology
  • About

    Arthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics, with a focus on how people make decisions when they lack information.  He draws from multiple scientific and philosophical disciplines and uses multiple research methods. His topics of expertise
    include information processing, persuasion, strategic communication, and civic competence.  He has published widely.

    He has held a range of scientific leadership positions including Principal Investigator of the American National Election Studies. Dr. Lupia also has developed new means for researchers to better serve science and society.  As a founder of TESS (Time-Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences;, he has helped hundreds of scientists from many disciplines run innovative experiments on opinion formation and change using nationally representative subject pools.  He is regularly asked to advise scientific organizations and
    research groups on how to effectively communicate science in politicized contexts. He currently serves an executive member of the Board of Directors of Climate Central. In 2013, he will serve as President of the Midwest Political Science Association and Chair of the Association for
    the Advancement of Science's Section on Social, Economic and Political Sciences.

    His many articles appear in political science, economics, and law journals, and his editorials are published in leading newspapers. His research has been supported by a wide range of groups including the World Bank, the Public Policy Institute of California, the Markle Foundation, and the National Science Foundation. He has also received multiple honors including the National Academy of Sciences' Award for Initiatives in Research. 

    He is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of the National Academy of Science's Award for Initiatives in Research.

  • Education
    • California Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (Social Science)
    • California Institute of Technology, M.S. (Social Science)
    • University of Rochester, B.A. (Economics)
  • Courses Taught
    • Introduction to Formal Theory (graduate)
    • The 2008 Election and the American National Election Studies (graduate)
    • Persuasive Politics (undergraduate)