Eleanor Neff Powell
I am an Assistant Professor of Political Science and Trice Faculty Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I received my Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2009, and previously served as an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University before joining the UW-Madison faculty. My book, Where Money Matters in Congress (under contract with Cambridge University Press), examines the influence of money on the internal politics of Congress and the biases it has for the policy-making process. In addition to research on the influence of money, other research projects examine the U.S. Congress, political parties, and public opinion, and have appeared in the Journal of Politics, the British Journal of Political Science, and Political Science Research and Methods among other journals.
- Book: Where Money Matters in Congress (under contract, Cambridge University Press)
- "Legislative Consequences of Fundraising Influence" (APSA 2015 Paper; Inaugural Best Paper Award recipient from the APSA Class & Inequality Section )
- "Pure Position-Taking in the U.S. House of Representatives" (under review)
- "Money in Exile: Campaign Contributions and Committee Access" (Joint with Justin Grimmer, forthcoming, Journal of Politics)
- "The Effect of Party Valence on Voting in Congress" (Joint with Daniel M. Butler, under review)
- "Dollars to Votes: The Influence of Fundraising in Congress"
- "Congressmen in Exile: The Politics and Consequences of Involuntary Committee Removal" (Joint with Justin Grimmer, Journal of Politics, 75(4), 907-920)
- "Understanding The Party Brand: Experimental Evidence on the Role of Valence" (Joint with Daniel M. Butler, Journal of Politics, 76(2): 492-505)
- "Driving Support: Workers, PACs, and Congressional Support of the Auto Industry" (Joint with Ryan T. Moore & Andrew Reeves, Business & Politics 15(2): 137-162.)
- "Crowded Space, Fertile Ground: Party Entry and the Effective Number of Parties" (Joint with Daniel Kselman and Joshua A. Tucker Political Science Research and Methods, 4(2): 317-342).
- "How Not to Lie Without Statistics" (Joint with Gary King)
- "Revisiting Electoral Volatility in Post-Communist Countries: New Data, New Results and New Approaches" (Joint with Joshua A. Tucker - British Journal of Political Science 44(1): 123-147.)
- "Revisiting Public Opinion in the 1930s and 1940s" (Joint with Adam Berinsky, Eric Schickler and Ian Yohai, PS: Political Science & Politics 44(3): 1-6)
- "Bias and Strategic Abstention in Congressional Roll Call Voting"
- "Professional Societies, Political Action Committees, and Party Preferences" (Joint with Steven L. Bernstein and Carol L. Barsky, American Journal of Public Health, 105(1):e11-e14).