Measuring How Politicians and the Public Communicate

Justin Grimmer delivered this talk on May 1, 2015 at the Institute for Social Sciences conference series Leading Research in the Social Sciences Today. Grimmer is an associate professor of political sciences at Stanford University.

Grimmer's first book, Representational Style in Congress: What Legislators Say and Why It Matters ( 2013, Cambridge) shows how senators define the type of representation they provide constituents and how this affects constituents' evaluations. His second book, The Impression of Influence: How Legislator Communication and Government Spending Cultivate a Personal Vote (Under Review) demonstrates how legislators ensure they receive credit for government actions.

Learn more about Justin Grimmer.

The 2015 ISS conference series showcased world-class research by social scientists across UC Davis and by top researchers from across the country. Each day of the conference focused on a unique aspect of inquiry, including people in societies, perceptions and reality and the role of social networks in decision making. This conference was co-sponsored by the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine and Food Science, the Davis Humanities Institute and the Center for Regional Change.