Christopher Larimer

Department of Political Science
Faculty - Associate Professor of Political Science

Area

Political behavior; Iowa politics; experimental methodology

Degrees

Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2006; M.A. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2003; B.A. University of Northern Iowa, 2001

Research Interests

Iowa politics; Experimental design, particularly as it relates to voting behavior and political participation; Gender and decision making; Political psychology, especially attitudes toward government and governmental leaders; Public policy theory

Selected Publications

Books

Smith, Kevin B., and Christopher W. Larimer. 2013. The Public Policy Theory Primer, 2nd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Frederickson, H. George, Kevin B. Smith, Christopher W. Larimer, and Michael J. Licari. 2012. The Public Administration Theory Primer, 2nd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Smith, Kevin B., and Christopher W. Larimer. 2009. The Public Policy Theory Primer. Boulder, CO: Westview Press (Also translated into Chinese and published with Wu Nan Book Inc 2009).

Articles

Panagopoulos, Costas, Christopher W. Larimer, and Meghan Condon. 2014. “Social Pressure, Descriptive Norms, and Voter Mobilization.” Political Behavior 36(2): 451-69.

Whitaker, Eric A., Mitch N. Herian, Christopher W. Larimer, and Michael Lang. 2012. “Legislative Bills and Ballot Initiatives: Raising the Minimum Wage in the American States, 1997-2006.” Policy Studies Journal 40(4): 626-49.

Larimer, Christopher W., and Rebecca J. Hannagan. 2010. “Gender Differences in “Follower Behavior:” An experimental study of reactions to ambitious decision makers.” Politics and the Life Sciences 29(September): 40-54.

Gerber, Alan S., Donald P. Green, and Christopher W. Larimer. 2010. “An Experiment Testing the Relative Effectiveness of Encouraging Voter Participation by Appealing to Feelings of Pride or Shame.” Political Behavior 32(September): 409-22.

Hannagan, Rebecca J., and Christopher W. Larimer. 2010. “Does Gender Composition Affect Group Decision Outcomes? Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Political Behavior. 32(March): 51-67.

Gerber, Alan S., Donald P. Green, and Christopher W. Larimer. 2008. “Social Pressure and Voter Turnout: Evidence from a Large Scale Field Experiment.” American Political Science Review 102(February): 33-48.

Smith, Kevin B., Christopher W. Larimer, Levente Littvay, and John R. Hibbing. 2007. "Evolutionary Theory and Political Leadership: Why Certain People Do Not Trust Decision-Makers." Journal of Politics 69(2): forthcoming.

Courses Taught

Introduction to American Politics; Introduction to Public Administration; Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Political Science; Iowa Politics (cross listed as graduate level); Quantitative Methods for Politics and Policy (graduate level); Political Psychology (cross listed as graduate level); Public Budgeting; Public Personnel Administration; Public Policy Process (cross listed as graduate level); Public Organizations (cross listed as graduate level); Scope and Methods of Political Science; Seminar in Public Administration (cross listed as graduate level); Senior Seminar in Political Science: “Understanding the American Electorate”; Topics in Public Policy: Election laws and gender quotas (cross listed as graduate level)

Office

Sabin 349

Phone

319-273-6047

Email

christopher.larimer@uni.edu