Harvey D. Palmer

Harvey Palmer

Department Chair

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Ph.D., University of Rochester

Email: hpalmer@buffalo.edu

Phone: 716-645-8449
Office: 514 Park Hall

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

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Area of Teaching and Research Interest:

Comparative Political Behavior, Voting and Elections, Econometrics, Political Sophistication and Public Opinion, Research Methods, International Political Economy, Comparative Political Economy, Public Choice, and Introductory Game Theory

Courses Taught:


PSC 503 Comparative Politics

PSC 505 American Politics

PSC 531 Intermediate Statistics for the Social Sciences

PSC 622 Comparative Politics Behavior

Current Research:

Theory Drift in Economic Voting Models, Investigating Heterogeneity in the Impact of Black Empowerment, Understanding Temporal Trends in Party Affect, Endogenous Gender Quotas, Accounting for Endogeneity in the Success of UN Peacekeeping Missions, Group Differences in the Accuracy of European and American Perceptions of the Economy, How European Union Fiscal Policies Influence Public Support

Brief Bio:

Harvey D. Palmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University at Buffalo. His research largely focuses on elections, voting behavior, and public opinion from American and comparative perspectives. His work has been published in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, and various subfield journals and edited volumes. Prior to joining the UB faculty, he taught at the University of Mississippi and at George Mason University (in Economics). While at the University of Mississippi, he directed the Public Policy Research Center and the Social Science Research Laboratory, which were awarded more than $3 million in external grants during his tenure. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Rochester and his B.A. at the University of Virginia.

Selected Recent Research:

It’s Not Whether You Win or Lose, But How You Play the Game: Self-Interest, Social Justice, and Mass Attitudes toward Market Transition,” (with Raymond M. Duch), American Political Science Review 98 (2004): 437-52.

Strategic Voting in Post-Communist Democracy?” (with Raymond M. Duch), British Journal of Political Science 32 (2002): 63-91.

Do Surveys Provide Representative or Whimsical Assessments of the Economy?” (with Raymond M. Duch), Political Analysis 9 (2001): 58-77.

Heterogeneity in Perceptions of National Economic Conditions,” (with Raymond M. Duch and Christopher J. Anderson), American Journal of Political Science 44 (2000): 635-52.