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Arthur Lupia

Research Professor


Research Professor, Center for Political Studies
Gerald R Ford Distinguished University Professor


Ph.D. 1991 California Institute of Technology (Social Science)


Arthur Lupia’s Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Arthur Lupia’s Personal Website
Arthur Lupia’s Google Scholar Profile


Arthur Lupia examines how information and institutions affect policy and politics. He studies how people make decisions when they lack information and has applied these insights to topics such as voting and elections, civic competence, legislative-bureaucratic relations, parliamentary governance, and the role of the media and the internet in politics. He draws from multiple scientific and philosophical disciplines and he integrates many research methods.He is also active in creating new opportunities for social scientists. He co-founded TESS (Time-Shared Experiments for the Social Sciences), served as Principal Investigator for the American National Election Studies and EITM (the Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models summer institutes), served as Chairperson of the Board of Directors for the Center for Open Science, and now serves as Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation.


Institute for Social Research (ISR), University of Michigan
Room 4464, 426 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48104–2321, United States

Phone: 734–647–7549
Fax: 734–764–3341
Email: [email protected]

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Selected Publications

Please also see Arthur Lupia’s Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Arthur Lupia’s Google Scholar Profile

Benjamin, Daniel J., et al. “Redefine Statistical Significance.” Nature Human Behaviour, vol. 2, no. 1, 2017, pp. 6–10., doi:10.1038/s41562-017-0189-z.

Lupia, Arthur. “Now Is the Time: How to Increase the Value of Social Science.” Social Research: An International Quarterly, vol. 84 no. 3, 2017, pp. 669-694. Project MUSE,

Lupia, Arthur. Uninformed: Why People Know so Little about Politics and What We Can Do about It. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Nosek, B. A., et al. “Promoting an Open Research Culture.” Science, vol. 348, no. 6242, 2015, pp. 1422–1425., doi:10.1126/science.aab2374.

Lupia, A. “Communicating Science in Politicized Environments.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 110, no. Supplement_3, 2013, pp. 14048–14054., doi:10.1073/pnas.1212726110.