Last updated on: 2/28/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

David Card, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Do Electronic Voting Machines Improve the Voting Process?"
Reasoning:

“Supporters of touch-screen voting claim it is a highly reliable voting technology, while a growing number of critics argue that paperless electronic voting systems are vulnerable to fraud.”

“Does Voting Technology Affect Election Outcomes? Touch-screen Voting and the 2004 Presidential Election,” Review of Economics and Statistics, Feb. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to electronic voting machine issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to electronic voting machine issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Director, Center for Labor Economics at the University of California, Berkeley
  • Faculty Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research
  • Editor, American Economic Review, 2002-2005
  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1998
  • John Bates Clark Prize, American Economic Association, 1995
  • Douglas Purvis Prize for an article or book on Economics and Public Policy in Canada, 1994
  • Editor, Econometrica 1993-1997
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Labor Economics, 1988-1992
Education:
  • PhD, Economics, Princeton University, 1983
  • BA, Queen’s University (Kingston), 1978
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Did Electronic Voting Machines in the 2000 and 2004 Elections Give an Advantage to a Particular Political Party?