Grad students find support, guidance in Dissertation Proposal Workshop

Jan. 3, 2018

Writing a dissertation proposal is an important step toward the dissertation itself, but the process of researching and writing one can be a difficult transition time for many graduate students. For their first years of graduate school, students adhere to a structured coursework schedule with deadlines from their advisors, the...


CU Professor Appears in The New York Times

Dec. 27, 2017

Professor Sven Steinmo had a letter to the editor published in The New York Times. The letter is on the article "“ Tax Bill Would Add to Burden of Strained I.R.S. ." Steinmo states the article, "points out what may be the single most important part of the Republican plan...


What Makes People Want To Pay Taxes?

Dec. 11, 2017

Professor Sven Steinmo was interviewed for the “Colorado Matters” program on Colorado Public Radio (90.1 fm). The interview aired at 10am and 7pm on December 11, 2017. He talked about his research on tax compliance and the tax “reform” being discussed in Congress: "Governments around the world have spent years...

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Chancellor's 2017 Employee of the Year!

Dec. 7, 2017

The annual Chancellor’s Employee of the Year Award is presented to CU Boulder staff in recognition of and appreciation for exceptional job performance and remarkable contributions to the campus community. Recipients of this distinguished award join a rich heritage of past awardees who display outstanding performance, inspired leadership, extraordinary service...

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2017 International Political Economy Society Conference

Nov. 28, 2017

Several CU Boulder Political Science faculty and grad students attended the 2017 IPES Conference last week to present their most recent research. CU representatives included CU faculty Andy Baker , David Bearce , and Adrian Shin . The International Political Economy Society (IPES) “provides an annual forum for scholars of...


"Trump’s tax proposals are wildly out of sync with what most Americans would do, our new study shows" by Sven Steinmo

Sept. 20, 2017

Professor Sven Steinmo and his colleagues, John D’Attoma and Kim-Lee Tuxhorn (recent PhD from CU Political Science) just published an article in the Washington Post blog, The Monkey Cage. It can be found here :


Anand Sokhey in "Roger Stone Says There Could be an 'Insurrection'"

Sept. 18, 2017

Research at CU One of our associate professors, Anand Sokhey, contributed to an article published last week in the Washington Post. Sokhey, along with several other political science professors, argue through their reseach against Roger Stone's claim that a real threat to impeach President Trump would spark revolts. In anaylyzing...

San Luis Valley

When farmers must pay for groundwater, they cut use by a third

June 23, 2017

Published: June 22, 2017 • By Lisa Marshall A farm in the San Luis Valley. (Courtesy: Kelsey Cody) With record high temperatures scorching the Southwest this week, farmers were quickly reminded of the severe droughts that threatened their crops and livelihood in recent years. How will they manage increasingly scarce...


2017 Leonard D. White Award Winner

June 16, 2017

Political Science Ph.D. Recipient at CU Boulder The Political Science Department would like to congratulate Alan Zarychta in receiving the 2017 Leonard D. White Award from the American Political Science Association .This award is given to the best dissertation in the public administration field defended within the last two years...


2017 APSA Best Dissertation Award in the Migration and Citizenship Section

June 1, 2017

The Political Science Department would like to congratulate our own Professor Adrian Shin. Shin's dissertation received the 2017 APSA Best Dissertation Award in the Migration and Citizenship Section. His dissertation was viewed by a committee member as “an ambitious, big picture project. His central argument - that ‘natural resource wealth...