Harold D. Clarke

University of Texas at Dallas


Harold D. Clarke, Ph.D. Duke University, is Ashbel Smith Professor, School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, and Adjunct Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex. His research on electoral choice and the political economy of party support in Great Britain, the United States and Canada has been supported by the National Science Foundation (U.S.), the Economics and Social Research Council (U.K.), and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada). He is the author of articles published in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the American Political Science Review, the British Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, International Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis, Quality and Quantity, and the Public Opinion Quarterly. Recent books include Performance Politics and the British Voter (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Making Political Choices: Canada and the United States (University of Toronto Press) and Political Choice in Britain (Oxford University Press, 2004). He also is an editor of Electoral Studies. He is a principal investigator for the 2009-10 British Election Study and has served as principal investigator for the 2001 and 2005 British Election Studies and other national studies of the dynamics of political support in Canada and the United States. His teaching interests focus on research methods and the dynamics of electoral choice in comparative perspective.