Professor Vincent Price was recently named to the Board of Overseers of the American National Election Studies (ANES). Established by the National Science Foundation as a national research resource in 1977, the ANES is charged with extending the time-series of survey election data gathered since 1952, pertaining to citizen's electoral participation, social backgrounds, underlying values, political preferences, and opinions on questions of public policy. It is charged with improving the measurement of core concepts first created in landmark election studies, as well as for developing instrumentation and study designs that would allow new theories of voting and public opinion to be tested. Specifics of the ANES study designs are determined by an intellectually diverse Board of Overseers hailing from universities around the nation, including Penn, Yale, Chicago, Duke, Wisconsin, Stanford, MIT, UC Berkeley, Princeton, and Michigan.
Professor Price also recently joined an International Working Group on Online Consultation and Public Policy Making. The working group, headed up by Peter Shane of the Ohio State University, US, and Stephen Coleman of the University of Leeds, UK, is funded by the National Science Foundation as part of an effort aimed at sustaining a global digital-government research community. The group's work will be multidisciplinary and comparative, with team members based in Australia, England, France, Italy, Slovenia, and the United States, and will involve collaborative research, graduate student mentoring, and project meetings in several nations over three years.