Arthur Lupia

Research Faculty


Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Hal R. Varian Professor, Department of Political Science


Ph.D. 1991 California Institute of Technology (Social Science)


Arthur Lupia’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Arthur Lupia’s Personal Website

Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4464, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–647–7549
Fax: 734–764–3341

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Arthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics. He studies how people make decisions when they lack information and has applied these insights to topics such as voting and elections, civic competence, legislative-bureaucratic relations, parliamentary governance, and the role of the media and the internet in politics. He draws from multiple scientific and philosophical disciplines and he integrates many research methods.He is also active in creating new opportunities for social scientists. He co-founded TESS (Time-Shared Experiments for the Social Sciences), served as Principal Investigator for the American National Election Studies, and serves as Principal Investigator of EITM (the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models summer institutes).

Selected publications. Please also see Arthur Lupia’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)...

Lupia, A. and J.O. Menning, When can politicians scare citizens into supporting bad policies? American Journal of Political Science, 2009. 53(1): p. 90.

Druckman, J.N., et al., The Growth and Development of Experimental Research in Political Science. The American Political Science Review, 2006. 100(4): p. 627.

Lupia, A.and M.D. McCubbins, The democratic dilemma: Can citizens learn what they need to know? 1998, New York: Cambridge University Press.

Lupia, A. and K. Strom, Coalition termination and the strategic timing of parliamentary elections. The American Political Science Review, 1995. 89(3): p. 648.

Lupia, Arthur, Shortcuts versus Encyclopedias: Information and Voting Behavior in California Insurance Reform Elections., American Political Science Review, 1994, 88: pp. 63-76.