About the Weidenbaum Center

The Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy, directed by Professor Steven S. Smith, supports cutting-edge social science research and sponsors a wide variety of public policy programs. The Center is named in honor of Murray Weidenbaum, a Washington University economist who served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers. Its website is located at http://wc.wustl.edu.

TAPS-based Research

TAPS-based Research




  • forthcoming - Matthew Gabel, Jonathan Gooblar, Catherine M. Roe, Natalie J. Selsor, and John C. Morris, Political Ideology, Confidence in Science, and Participation in Alzheimer Disease Research Studies, Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders (2018)
  • Steven S. Smith “Party Identification in the Age of Obama: Evidence on the Sources of Stability and Systematic Change in Party Identification from a Long-Term Panel Survey,” Political Research Quarterly (2018)

  • Steven S. Smith, Patrick Tucker, and Betsy Sinclair, "It's Largely a Rigged System: Voter Confidence and the Winner Effect in 2016,” Political Research Quarterly (2018).

  • October 2018 - Rene D. Fores and Ariela Schachter, Who are the "Illegals"? The Social Construction of Illegality in the United StatesAmerican Sociological Review Vol. 83(5) 839-868·         

  • January 2016 - Andrew Reeves and Jon Rogowski, Unilateral Powers, Public Opinion, and the Presidency, Journal of Politics 78(1):137-151
  • October 2015 - Matthew Gabel,  Attitudes of Research Participants and the General Public Regarding Disclosure of Alzheimer Disease Research Results, Jama Neural 72(12):1-7 DOI:10.1001/JAMANEUROL.2015.2875
  • June 2015 - Christopher Claassen, Patrick Tucker, Steven S. Smith, Ideological Labels in AmericaPolitical Behavior 37(2):253–278  DOI 10.1007/s11109-014-9272-6
  • December 2014 - Dawn Brancati, The Determinants of U.S. Public Opinion Towards Democracy Promotion, Political Behavior 36(4):705-730