Rebecca Morton, Professor of Politics, NYUAD
Rebecca Morton, Professor of Politics, NYUAD

Rebecca Morton

Professor of Politics

Affiliation: NYU Abu Dhabi


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Joint Appointment: NYU, NYU Abu Dhabi

Professor, Department of Politics, New York University, NYNY
Director of Social Science Experimental Laboratory (SSEL) at NYUAD

B.S., M.P.A. Louisiana State University; Ph.D. Tulane University

Rebecca Morton's research focuses on voting processes as well as experimental methods. She is the author or co-author of four books and numerous journal articles, which have appeared in noted outlets such as the American Economic Review, American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Journal of Law and Economics, Journal of Politics, and Review of Economic Studies.

Current Projects and Working Papers


  • Ph.D., Economics, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, December 1984,
    Dissertation: Interest Groups and Majority Voting,
    Advisors: Professors Steven Slutsky, Jonathan Hamilton, and William Oakland.

  • M.P.A., Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, December 1977.

  • B.S., Social Sciences, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, May 1976

Highlighted Scholarship

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Understanding Voting Through Experimentation

Applying Science to Politics

By definition, scientists do experiments. Increasingly, that truism now applies to political scientists, just as it does to chemists or biologists. Rebecca Morton is at the forefront of the development and growing recognition of this new aspect of an old discipline.