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How Do Politicians Learn? Research Workshop

May 17, 2017 (All day)

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By Invitation Only
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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?