2019 Annual Conference, Melbourne

A copy of the program for the 2019 annual conference can be found here.

Each year the Australian Society for Quantitative Political Science holds an annual conference to address the latest scholarship in quantitative political science. The 8th Annual Conference will be held at the University of Melbourne, 9-10 December 2019. 

Melbourne is the capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria. The city is home to many of the best-known cultural institutions in the nation, including the National Gallery of Victoria and  Royal Exhibition Building. It has been recognised as a UNESCO City of Literature and a global centre for street art, live music and theatre. Its laneways, restaurants and coffee are icons, and it is only a short trip to the famous Yarra Valley wineries.


Keynote Speaker: Stanley Feldman, Stony Brook University.

Stanley Feldman’s research focuses on the origins of political preferences, with particular interests in the structure of political ideology and values, the role of emotions in politics, and the psychological bases of attitudes and opinions. His work has examined the impact of personality on political attitudes, the nature of authoritarianism, prejudice, and emotional and political reactions to terrorism. He is currently working on projects to better understand the nature of ideology and the effects of empathy on political attitudes. His articles have appeared in leading journals in political science including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Analysis, and Political Psychology. With Leonie Huddy and George Marcus he is the author of Going to War in Iraq: When Citizens and the Press Matter (University of Chicago Press, 2015).


This year a small fee will be charged to all attendees employed full time in academia as a Lecturer or above. The fee schedule for the 2019 conference is:

  • Lecturer (Australian Level B, roughly equivalent to US Assistant Professor): $45
  • Senior Lecturer (Australian Level C, equivalent to US Associate Professor): $45
  • Associate Professor (Australian Level D, similar to US Professor): $90
  • Professor (Australian Level E, equivalent to US Professor): $90

Please note: A 30% discount is available to all members of the The Society for Political Methodology. To join (USD30 standard, USD10 students) visit their website.

Call for papers and panels

Call for papers: Submissions must be made by August 15. Please submit your abstract here.

Call for panels: please contact Ben Goldsmith with a brief overview of the panel, and a list of papers and authors. Panels should be structured around a theme and include 3-4 papers. Individual authors should also submit their abstracts as normal by the deadline.

Please contact Aaron Martin for other conference-related questions.

The 2019 ASQPS annual conference is hosted by
the University of Melbourne.


The ASQPS and the 2019 conference are supported by the Australian National University, the University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney, and the Society for Political Methodology.

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