Larry Bartels has conducted many studies on the political attitudes of wealthy people and the impact of economic conditions on voting behavior. His research is focused on electoral politics, public opinion and the role of citizens in the policy-making process. His books include Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government (with Christopher Achen). Bartels holds the May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt has a 24/7 HD TV and radio studio. Use of the studio with Vanderbilt experts is free, other than reserving fiber time