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Matthew J. Lebo Chair, Director of the Center for Behavioral Political Economy Political Science College of Arts and Sciences

Contact Information

S713 Social and Behavioral Scien

Stony Brook, 11794

631/632-7554

Biography

Matthew Lebo's research focuses on public opinion, presidential and congressional elections, and party politics in the United States and Great Britain. One of his recent papers explores how a high level of partisanship was costly in the 2010 elections. Another paper that he co-authored found that congressional parties gain and lose seats based on the battles won and lost by the president.  

Education

  • Postdoctoral fellow, Harvard University
  • PhD, University of North Texas
  • MA and BA, University of Toronto

Research Grants

Award Start End Sponsor Type Amount Status
Stony Brook Proposal: Coding News Media and Blog Content in the 2008 Presidential Election Cycle 2007-06-25T00:00:00 2011-02-01T00:00:00 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania Nonfederal 126859 Closed

Publications

  1. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author American Journal of Political Science An Effective Approach to the Rolling Cross Sectional Design Submitted 2014
  2. Co-Author Article The Political Methodologist Series Software: Stata 12 vs. RATS 8 In Print 2012 20 1
  3. Co-Author Article - Peer Reviewed Co-Author Journal of Elections, Public Opinion, and Parties Forecasting British Elections: The ‘PM and the Pendulum’ Model Reconsidered In Print 2012 23 1
  4. Author Article American Politics Research Strategic Party Government and the 2010 Elections 2012
  5. Author Article The Journal of Politics The President's Role in the Partisan Congressional Arena 2011 73 3 718 - 734
  6. Author Article American Journal of Political Science The Electoral Costs of Party Loyalty in Congress 2010 54 3 598 - 616
  7. Author Article Perspectives on Politics Party Influence in Congress. By Steven S. Smith. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. 264p. $75.00 cloth, $24.99 paper. 2009 7 2 418
  8. Author Article Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties Long Memory Methods and Structural Breaks in Public Opinion Time Series: A Reply to Pickup 2009 19 1 117 - 124
  9. Author Article Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties The Comparative Dynamics of Party Support in Great Britain: Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats 2009 19 1 73 - 103
  10. Author Article American Journal of Political Science Dynamic Conditional Correlations in Political Science 2008 52 3 688 - 704
  11. Author Article Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies, Autumn 2008 Divided Government, United Approval: The Dynamics of Congressional and Presidential Approval 2008 2008 2
  12. Author Article Political Psychology The Aggregated Consequences of Motivated Reasoning and the Dynamics of Partisan Presidential Approval 2007 28 6 719 - 746
  13. Author Article American Journal of Political Science Strategic Party Government: Party Influence in Congress, 1789?2000 2007 51 3 464 - 481
  14. Author Article British Journal of Political Science The PM and the Pendulum: Dynamic Forecasting of British Elections 2007 37 1 71
  15. Author Article The Journal of Politics Reexamining the Growth of the Institutional Presidency, 1940-2000 2007 69 1
  16. Author Article Comparative Political Studies The Impact of Economic Versus Institutional Factors in Elite Evaluations of Presidential Progress Toward Democracy in Latin America 2006 39 10 1194 - 1219
  17. Author Article Political Research Quarterly Election Cycles and the Economic Voter 2006 59 4 543 - 556
  18. Author Article Journal of Conflict Resolution War President: The Approval Ratings of George W. Bush 2006 50 6 783 - 808

Courses

Term Role Course ID Description
Spring 2018 Primary Instructor POL 616 Political Parties and Groups
Summer 2017 Primary Instructor POL 800 Summer Research
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor POL 102 Intro to American Government
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor POL 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Spring 2016 Primary Instructor POL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2016 Primary Instructor POL 800 Summer Research
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor POL 323 US Congress
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor POL 681 Directed Study
Spring 2015 Primary Instructor POL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2015 Primary Instructor POL 800 Summer Research
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor POL 606 Time Series Analysis
Fall 2015 Primary Instructor POL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor POL 605 Foundations: American Politics
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor POL 680 Directed Study
Spring 2014 Primary Instructor POL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor POL 681 Directed Study
Summer 2014 Primary Instructor POL 800 Summer Research
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor POL 102 Intro to American Government
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor POL 475 Undergrad Teachng Practicum I
Fall 2014 Primary Instructor POL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus
Summer 2013 Primary Instructor POL 800 Summer Research
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor POL 606 Time Series Analysis
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor POL 681 Directed Study
Fall 2013 Primary Instructor POL 699 Dissertation Resrch on Campus

Honors

Type Description Year
Stony Brook Award Dean's Award for Excellence in Service to Graduate Education by a Graduate Program Director 2013

Scholarly Activities

Activity Title Date
Lecture OLLI 2012
Presentation/Paper at a conference A Solution to the Rolling Cross Sectional Design 2011-12
Presentation/Paper at a conference Approval Gaps over Time 2011-08
Presentation/Paper at a conference SPG and Roll Call Behavior in Congress 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference theoretical Development of Strategic Party Government 2010
Presentation/Paper at a conference Immigration and Party Support in Britain 2009
Lecture The PM and the Pendulum
Presentation/Paper at a conference Strategic Behvaior of Parties in Roll Calls
Seminar Strategic Party Government
Seminar The PM and the Pendulum
Workshop “Presidential Liberalism Reconsidered.” With Josh Johnson.
Workshop Election Forecasting

Professional Service

Service Title Date
Referee American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; American Political Research; British Journal of Political Science; Electoral Studies;International Journal of Public Opinion Research; Journal of Politics; Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties; Political Behavior; Political Research Quarterly; Politics and Economics; Public Choice 2011 - 2012
Service on Editorial Boards Electoral Studies editorial board. 2011 - 2012
Referee AJPS, JOP, APSR, APR, JEPOP, PP, BJPS. 2010 - 2011
Service on Editorial Boards Electoral Studies 2010 - 2011
Other Chair of Gosnell Commitee for Political Methodology's best paper award. 2009 - 2010
Referee About 10 journals 2009 - 2010
Service on Editorial Boards Electoral Studies 2009 - 2010

University Service

Service Title Date
Departmental Committee BPE Search Committee 2013 - 2014
Departmental Committee American/Psych Search 2013 - 2014
Administrative Work Assignment Graduate Program Director 2012 - 2014
Departmental Committee BPE Search Committee 2012 - 2013
Administrative Work Assignment Political Science, Acting Chair 2011-2012 2011 - 2012
College/University Committee CAS Cluster Evaluation Committee, Spring 2012 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Search committee Chair, Fall 2011 faculty search 2011 - 2012
Departmental Committee Search committee Chair, Spring 2012 post-doc search. 2011 - 2012
Administrative Work Assignment Graduate Program Director 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee CAS Senate 2010 - 2011
College/University Committee Faculty Senate 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Graduate Committee 2010 - 2011
Departmental Committee Search Committee 2010 - 2011
Administrative Work Assignment Graduate Program Director, political science 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee American Politics Junior Faculty Search 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Graduate Committee 2009 - 2010
Departmental Committee Political Economy Junior Faculty Search 2009 - 2010