Florida State University

Political Science

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Carlisle Rainey

Associate Professor

Specialization: Bayesian and computational methods

Areas of Interest: Political Methodology

Bellamy 540 (Monday: 10-11 a.m. via Zoom)



Curriculum Vitae


Carlisle Rainey is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Florida State University. He was previously an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Buffalo, SUNY, as well as the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University. Rainey’s research has appeared in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis, and other peer-reviewed journals. He teaches undergraduate courses in American politics, comparative politics, and political methodology in addition to graduate courses in quantitative methods.

Selected Publications

Rainey, Carlisle. 2014. “Arguing for Negligible Effect.” American Journal of Political Science 58(4): 1083-1091.

Barabas, Jason, Jennifer Jerit, William Pollock, and Carlisle Rainey. 2014. “The Question(s) of Political Knowledge.”  American Political Science Review 108(4): 840-855.

Rainey, Carlisle. 2015. “Strategic Mobilization: Why Proportional Representation Decreases Voter Mobilization.” Electoral Studies. 37(1): 86-98.

Rainey, Carlisle. 2016. “Dealing with Separation in Logistic Regression Models.” Political Analysis. 24(3): 339-355.

Baissa, Daniel K. and Carlisle Rainey. 2020. “When BLUE Is Not Best: Non-Normal Errors and the Linear Model.” Political Science Research and Methods 8(1) 136-148.