Christopher Larimer

Department of Political Science
Faculty - Associate Professor of Political Science

Area

Political behavior; State politics; Public administration

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

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).

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

Scope and Methods of Political Science; Introduction to Quantitative Methods in Political Science; Introduction to American Politics; Introduction to Public Administration; Public Budgeting; Public Personnel Administration; Iowa Politics; Public Policy Process; Senior Seminar in Political Science; Public Organizations (graduate level); Seminar in Public Administration (graduate level)

Office

Sabin 349

Phone

319-273-6047

Email

christopher.larimer@uni.edu