Elizabeth N.Simas


Assistant Professor
PGH 421

Research Interests

American politics
Electroral behavior
Political psychology
Quantitative methods

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Biographical Summary


Ph.D., University of California, Davis  
B.S., Santa Clara University (suma cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa)

Selected Publications

“Linking Party Platforms to Perceptions of Presidential Candidates’ Policy Positions, 1972-1996.”  In Press.    Political Research Quarterly (with Kevin Evans) 

“When Candidates Value Good Job Performance: A Spatial Model with Applications to Congressional Elections.” 2011.   Journal of Politics, 73: 17-30.  (with James Adams, Samuel Merrill, and Walter Stone) 

“Risk Orientation and Policy Frames.”  2010.   Journal of Politics, 72: 381-396. (with Cindy Kam)

“Candidate Valence and Ideological Placement in U.S. House Elections.”  2010.  American Journal of Political Science, 54: 371-388. (with Walter Stone)