Donald Philip Green (born June 23, 1961) is a political scientist and quantitative methodologist at Columbia University. Green's primary research interests lie in the development of statistical methods for field experiments and their application to American voting behavior.
In 1983, Green graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in political science and history from UCLA. In 1984 he earned an M.A. and in 1988 a Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, Berkeley for thesis titled Self-interest, public opinion, and mass political behavior.
Green's career in academia began in 1989, when he became an assistant professor in the department of political science at Yale University. He was there until 2011, when he moved to Columbia University. At Yale, he also served as the director of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies, Yale's center for interdisciplinary research in the social sciences and public policy, from 1996 to 2011.
To date, Green has authored or coauthored four books and over 100 journal articles and book chapters. The varied topics of his scholarship include experimental research methods, voter turnout and persuasion, political party identification, prejudice and hate crime, rational choice theory, public opinion, and statistical methods.
He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2003 and was awarded the Heinz I. Eulau Award for best article published in the American Political Science Review during 2009. He is an affiliate of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab.
In December 2014, Green and UCLA graduate student Michael LaCour published a highly publicized study, When contact changes minds, on attitudes towards same-sex marriage, in Science. In May 2015, however, Green requested that the article be withdrawn after colleagues and former students identified misrepresentations and data "irregularities" in the paper.
Donald Green has designed several boardgames. Green has invented OCTI, OCTI-for-Kids, Jumpin' Java, Mouse Island, Razzle Dazzle, Knight Moves, Fishpond Mancala, and Dupe. In 1999, OCTI was named “Best Abstract Strategy Game of the Year” by Games magazine.
- Pathologies of rational choice theory: A critique of applications in political science (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993), with Ian Shapiro
- Partisan hearts and minds: Political parties and the social identities of voters (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1993), with Eric Schickler and Bradley Palmquist
- Field Experiments: Design, Analysis, and Interpretation. (New York: W.W. Norton., 2012), with Alan S. Gerber
- Retracted. Lacour, M. J.; Green, D. P. (2014). "When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality". Science. 346 (6215): 1366–9. doi:10.1126/science.1256151. PMID 25504721.
- Get Out The Vote: How to Increase Voter Turnout, Third Edition. (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2015), with Alan S. Gerber
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- "Leadership". Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- Lacour, M. J.; Green, D. P. (2014). "When contact changes minds: An experiment on transmission of support for gay equality". Science. 346 (6215): 1366–9. doi:10.1126/science.1256151. PMID 25504721.
- Barbash, Fred (May 20, 2015), "Co-author disavows highly publicized study on public opinion and same-sex marriage", Morning Mix, Washington Post
- Baker, Dorie (21 June 1999). "Boredom with board games prompts Green to invent new one". Yale Bulletin. Archived from the original on 26 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- "Donald Green CV" (PDF). Retrieved 18 July 2014.
- McCarthy, Peggy (11 November 1999). "Professor Sees a Toy, Then Invents Game". New York Times. Retrieved 18 July 2014.