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Nov. 4, 2003


ADVISORY

U-M experts available to discuss 2004 presidential elections

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—As the nation debates many topics—from the environment to war—during the 2004 presidential election, the University of Michigan has various experts to offer insight on the issues until voters cast their ballots on Nov. 2, 2004.

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War/
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CAMPAIGNS

Media coverage
Ted Brader
, associate research scientist, Center for Political Studies
(734) 936-1777
tbrader@umich.edu

His research interests include public opinion, media effects and political parties.

Note: He will be available for interviews starting January 2004.

Anthony Collings, lecturer, communication studies
(734) 763-4792
collings@umich.edu
A former CNN and Newsweek reporter, he can provide insight into print and broadcast coverage of the election campaign, including issues of journalism ethics.
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Voters/voting behavior
Vincent Hutchings, associate professor, Center for Political Studies
(734) 764-6591
vincenth@umich.edu
His general interests include public opinion, elections, voting behavior and African American politics.
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Arthur Lupia, senior research scientist, Center for Political Studies
(734) 647-7549
lupia@umich.edu
He studies how people make decisions when they lack information and has applied these insights to topics such as voting and elections, civic competence, and the role of the media and the internet in politics.

Ronald Stockton, political science professor, U-M-Dearborn
(313) 593-5384
rstock@umich.edu
He co-directs the Detroit Arab-American study, which interviewed 1,000 Arab Americans and Chaldean residents and 500 non-Arab residents in the Detroit area. The study is designed to assess the long-term social, political and economic changes in the wake of Sept.11, 2001.
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Internet/voting technology
Michael Traugott, senior research scientist, Center for Political Studies; chair, Department of Communication Studies
(734) 764-0420
mtrau@umich.edu
One of his projects involves assessing the impact of existing technology and ballot designs on some factors: the ability of voters to cast their ballots accurately and efficiently, and the level of voter turnout.
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W. Russell Neuman, professor of communication studies and senior research scientist in the Center for Political Studies
(734) 764-0420
rneuman@umich.edu
His research focuses on political communication and new media technology.


Slogans, paraphernalia
Nicholas Valentino, assistant professor in the political science department
(734) 764-3351
nvalenti@umich.edu
He is an expert on the impact of mass media during political campaigns on the attitudes and political behavior of citizens. He also will collect the literature from all presidential candidates to study the strategies and messages during the campaign.
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Strategies
Mark Guerrieri, political science professor, U-M-Dearborn
(313) 583-6406 (office); (248) 280-0025 (home)
mark@umd.umich.edu
He is an expert on political consultants and negative campaigning. He can also discuss campaign strategies at the national, state and local levels.

ECONOMY/EMPLOYMENT
Michael Belzer, assistant research scientist, Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations
(734) 647-9474
belzer@umich.edu
He is an expert on labor unions, labor-management relations, employment policy, collective bargaining, health and safety of workers, and the labor market.
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Don Grimes, senior research associate, Institute for Labor and Industrial Relations
(734) 763-0070
dgrimes@umich.edu
Grimes specializes in economic forecasting and regional economic development.
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Saul Hymans, director, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics
(734) 764-3299
shymans@umich.edu
Hymans is nationally known for his award-winning forecasts of the United States and Michigan economies
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Matt Shapiro, economics professor, department of economics
(734) 764-5419
shapiro@umich.edu
Shapiro is an expert on investment and capital utilization, business-cycle fluctuations, consumption and saving, financial markets, monetary policy, and time-series econometrics.
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Joel Slemrod, director, Office of Tax Policy Research
(734) 936-3914
jslemrod@umich.edu
Slemrod is a nationally known authority on economic effects of taxation, international aspects of taxation, tax compliance and tax law enforcement, tax reform and savings behavior
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ENVIRONMENT
Barry Rabe, professor of public policy in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and director of the Program in the Environment
(734) 647-4333
brabe@umich.edu
He is an expert on environmental issues on the state and federal levels. He can also discuss issues affecting the U.S.-Canada relationship, including the summer power outage that affected both countries.
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HEALTH CARE
Catherine McLaughlin, professor of Health Management and Policy and director of the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured
(734) 764-9335
cmcl@umich.edu
McLauglin is an expert on the causes and consequences of the lack of health insurance coverage. Published numerous articles on health care markets, cost containment and consumer choice.
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INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

Kenneth Lieberthal, professor of political science and business administration
(734) 764-6120
kliebert@umich.edu
He served as special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and senior director for Asia on the National Security Council under President Clinton.
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Raymond Tanter, professor emeritus, department of political science
(202) 333-7346 (office and residence)
(202) 320-8434 (cell)
rtanter@umich.edu
Having served at the White House on the National Security Council staff, Tanter is an expert on Arab-Israeli conflict and U.S. relations with "rogue regimes," such as Saddam Hussein's Iraq and present-day Iran.
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MICHIGAN/MIDWEST
Elizabeth Gerber, professor of the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and director of the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
(734) 647-4004
ergerber@umich.edu
She is an expert on the policy consequences of electoral laws and other political institutions.

WAR/NATIONAL SECURITY
J. David Singer, professor emeritus, department of political science
(734) 663-6835
jdsinger@umich.edu
Singer is an expert on international conflict, diplomacy, arms control, deterrence and foreign policy.
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Contact: Jared Wadley
Phone: (734) 936-7819
E-mail: jwadley@umich.edu