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How Do Politicians Learn? Research Workshop

May 17, 2017 (All day)


By Invitation Only

Center for the Study of Democratic Politics (CSDP)

How Do Politicians Learn?

This research workshop questions the extent to which politicians are informed, how they obtain information, and – importantly – how they process it. In particular, it will explore three important and interrelated questions:

  • How well informed about voters’ policy preferences are politicians in reality?

  • What are the sources of their information?

  • What explains bias in their estimations of citizens’ policy preferences?