Conor M. Dowling

Assistant Professor, University of Mississippi

Department of Political Science
P.O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848
Phone: (662) 915.5673
E-mail: cdowling@olemiss.edu

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Current Research
Teaching

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Mississippi. My research and teaching interests are in American Politics, where I study both mass and elite political behavior with a substantive focus on issues of electoral competition, representation, and public policy, campaign finance law in particular. A list of my publications is below. More details about my current research and teaching can be found by perusing the links above.

Publications

For a full listing of my research, including working papers, please click here.


Book

Dowling, Conor M., and Michael G. Miller. 2014. Super PAC! Money, Elections, and Voters After Citizens United. Routledge.

Journal Articles

Dowling, Conor M., and Michael G. Miller. Forthcoming. Can Information Alter Perceptions about Women’s Chances of Winning Office? Evidence from a Panel Study.” Politics & Gender.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. Forthcoming. "Why People Vote: Estimating the Social Returns to Voting." British Journal of Political Science. (On-line Appendix)

Dowling, Conor M., and Amber Wichowsky. 2014. Attacks without Consequence? Candidates, Parties, Groups and the Changing Face of Negative Advertising.” American Journal of Political ScienceDOI: 10.1111/ajps.12094.

Gerber, Alan S., Eric M. Patashnik, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2014. “Doctor Knows Best: Physician Endorsements, Public Opinion, and the Politics of Comparative Effectiveness Research.” Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 39: 171-209.

Dowling, Conor M., and Amber Wichowsky. 2013. “Does it Matter Who’s Behind the Curtain? Anonymity in Political Advertising and the Effects of Campaign Finance Disclosure.” American Politics Research 41: 965-996. (On-line Appendix)

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Seth J. Hill. 2013. “Do Perceptions of Ballot Secrecy Influence Turnout? Results from a Field Experiment.” American Journal of Political Science 57: 537-551. (On-line Appendix)

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Seth J. Hill. 2013. “Who Wants to Discuss Vote Choices with Others? Polarization in Preferences for Deliberation.” Public Opinion Quarterly 77: 474-496.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Costas Panagopoulos. 2013. “Big Five Personality Traits and Responses to Persuasive Appeals: Evidence from Voter Turnout Experiments.” Political Behavior 35: 687-728.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2013. “Assessing the Stability of Psychological and Political Survey Measures.” American Politics Research 41: 54-75.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2013. “Is There a Secret Ballot? Ballot Secrecy Perceptions and Their Implications for Voting Behaviour.” British Journal of Political Science 43: 77-102.

Dowling, Conor M., Ryan D. Enos, Anthony Fowler, and Costas Panagopoulos. 2012. “Does Public Financing Chill Political Speech? Exploiting a Court Injunction as a Natural Experiment”. Election Law Journal 11: 302-315. 

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2012. “Disagreement and the Avoidance of Political Discussion: Aggregate Relationships and Differences across Personality Traits.” American Journal of Political Science 56: 849-874. 

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2012. “Personality and the Strength and Direction of Partisan Identification.” Political Behavior 34: 653-688.

Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. 2011. “Are Financial or Moral Scandals Worse? It Depends.” PS: Political Science & Politics 44: 749-757.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2011. “Citizens' Policy Confidence and Electoral Punishment: A Neglected Dimension of Electoral Accountability.” Journal of Politics 74: 1206-1224.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, Connor Raso, and Shang E. Ha. 2011. “Personality Traits and Participation in Political Processes.Journal of Politics 73: 692-706. (On-line Appendix)

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2011. “Personality Traits in the Political Arena.Annual Review of Political Science 14: 265-287.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2011. “Personality Traits and the Consumption of Political Information.American Politics Research 39: 32-84.

Gerber, Alan S., Eric M. Patashnik, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2010. “A National Survey Reveals Public Skepticism About Research-Based Treatment Guidelines.Health Affairs 29: 1882-1884.

Gerber, Alan S., Eric M. Patashnik, David Doherty, and Conor M. Dowling. 2010. “The Public Wants Information, Not Board Mandates, From Comparative Effectiveness Research.Health Affairs 29: 1872-1881.

Gerber, Alan S., Gregory A. Huber, David Doherty, Conor M. Dowling, and Shang E. Ha. 2010. “Personality and Political Attitudes: Relationships Across Issue Domains and Political Contexts.American Political Science Review 104: 111-133.

Gerber, Alan S., Neil Malhotra, Conor M. Dowling, and David Doherty. 2010. “Publication Bias in Two Political Behavior Literatures.American Politics Research 38: 591-613.

McNulty, John E., Conor M. Dowling, and Margaret H. Ariotti. 2009. “Driving Saints to Sin: How Increasing the Difficult of Voting Dissuades the Most Motivated Voters.Political Analysis 17: 435-455.

Dowling, Conor M., and Steve B. Lem. 2009. “Explaining Major and Third Party Candidate Entry in U.S. Gubernatorial Elections, 1980-2005.State Politics & Policy Quarterly 9: 1-23.

Lem, Steve B., and Conor M. Dowling. 2006. “Picking Their Spots: Minor Party Candidates in Gubernatorial Elections.Political Research Quarterly 59: 471-480.

Other Publications

Gerber, Alan S., Kevin Arceneaux, Cheryl Boudreau, Conor M. Dowling, D. Sunshine Hillygus, Thomas R. Palfrey, Daniel R. Biggers, and David J. Hendry. Forthcoming. “Reporting Guidelines for Experimental Research: A Report from the Experimental Research Section Standards Committee. Journal of Experimental Political Science.

Doherty, David, Conor M. Dowling, and Michael G. Miller. 2014. “Does Time Heal All Wounds? Scandals and the Passage of Time. PS: Political Science & Politics, Symposium 47: 357-366.

Dowling, Conor M. 2011. “Public Financing and Candidate Participation in Gubernatorial Elections.” In Public Financing in American Elections. Costas Panagopoulos (ed.). Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Brief for Amici Curiae. Costas Panagopoulos, Ryan D. Enos, Conor M. Dowling, and Anthony Fowler. McComish v. Bennett in the United States Supreme Court. 2011.


Last Updated: 19 August 2014