Carnegie Mellon University

John Gasper

John Gasper

Associate Teaching Professor of Economics; Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives

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5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Education

  • Carnegie Mellon University - Ph D (Political Economy) - 2008
  • Carnegie Mellon University - MS (Social & Decision Sciences) - 2004
  • Carnegie Mellon University - BS (Logic & Computation with an additional major in Philosophy) - 2000

Publications

  • The Politics of Denying Aid: An Analysis of Disaster Declaration Turndowns

    (author(s): John Gasper)
    Journal of Public Management and Social Policy 21(2), 2015

  • Shifting Ideologies? Re-examining Media Bias

    (author(s): John Gasper)
    Quarterly Journal of Political Science 6(1), 2011

  • Make It Rain: Retrospection and the Attentive Electorate in the Context of Natural Disasters

    (author(s): John Gasper, Andrew Reeves)
    American Journal of Political Science 55(2), 2011

  • Reporting for Sale: The Market for Coverage

    (author(s): John Gasper)
    Public Choice 141(3), 2009

Working Papers

  • Governors as Opportunists: Evidence from Disaster Declaration Requests

    (author(s): John Gasper, Andrew Reeves)

  • Optimal Investigative Reporting: Campaigns, the Press and the Search for Dirt

    (author(s): John Gasper)

  • Gambling on the Issues

    (author(s): John Gasper, Scott Moser)

  • Why did They Move? Networks, Beliefs and Policy Change

    (author(s): John Gasper, Cristina Bicchieri)

Awards and Honors

  • Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar - Meritorious Teaching Award (2017)
  • Carnegie Mellon University, Seed Research Grant, Qatar Foundation
  • Fulbright Fellow - Center For Rationality and Interactive Decision Theory, The Hebrew University, Israel. United States-Israel Educational Fund (2003 - 2004)

University Service

  • Member, CMUQ Faculty Senate (2017 - )
  • Member, IRB Board - CMU-Q (2015 - )
  • Chair, IRB Board - CMU-Q (2016 - 2017)
  • Committee Chair , QSIURP (2017)
  • CMUQ Faculty Search Committee Member: Business and Statistics
  • Committee Member, CMU-Q Finance Review - CMU-Q (2015)
  • Academic Review Board Member - CMU-Q (2012 - 2014)
  • Organizer, CMU-Q Business Administration Seminar Series (2012 - 2015)
  • Committee Judge, CMU-Q Meeting of the Minds (2013 - 2015)
  • Committee Member, Qatar Student Initiated Undergraduate Research Proposal Evaluation (2013 - 2015)
  • Member, Management Game Board CMU-Q (2011 - 2014)
  • Internal Judge, CMU-Q Case Competition (2012 - 2015)
  • Steering Committee Chair, CMU-Q / General Secretariat of Development Planning (2012 - 2013)
  • Committee Chair, Student Outreach and Recruitment Review - CMU-Q (2012)
  • Organizer, CMU-Q LAS Seminar Series and Faculty Brown-bag Series (2010 - 2012)

Professional Activities

  • Reviewer for: American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, American Political Science Review, Economics and Politics, Electoral Studies, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Network Theory in Finance, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, Political Science Research and Methods, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Southern Economic Journal