Applications

Measuring Regulatory Barriers Using Annual Reports of Firms

Haosen Ge (Princeton University)

Abstract: Existing studies show that regulations are one of the major barriers to global economy. Nonetheless, identifying and measuring regulatory barriers remains a challenging task for scholars. I...

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Conjoint Analysis in Studying Descriptive Representation

Laura Felone, Khasan Redjabov and Eli August (University of Wisconsin)

Abstract: We replicate Teele et al.’s (2018) substantively important question about political representation with a recent...

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How Criminal Organizations Expand to Strong States: Migrants' Exploitation and Vote Buying in Northern Italy

Gemma Dipoppa (University of Pennsylvania)

Abstract:  Criminal organizations are widely believed to emerge in weak states unable to protect the property rights and safety of their citizens. Yet, criminal groups often expand to states with strong capacity and well-functioning institutions. This paper proposes a theory accounting...

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Cheap Talk or Circuit to the Legislature: Why Do Corporations Express Public Support for and Opposition Against Free Trade?

Dahyun Choi (Princeton University)

Abstract: Studies of lobbying demonstrate that sending costly signals can further enhance the credibility of the information conveyed by firms, and this characteristic of lobbying has made scholars assume that entering into the lobbying market is the most effective channel for firms to influence...

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The Persuasion Effect and Contrast Effect of Radical Right Voters – the case of Germany

Ka-Ming Chan (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich)

Abstract: During the 2013-2017 electoral cycle, Alternative for Germany (AfD) emerged as a radical right party in the electoral market and it broke into thirteen subnational parliaments. This research investigates whether its voters shifted their ideological self-position in the rightward direction throughout these concatenated elections. This rationalization process, in which...

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Learning From Likes: The Effect of Social Engagement Feedback on Politicians' Social Media Communications

Ryden Butler (Washington University in St. Louis)

Abstract: Considerable research indicates that politicians adapt their rhetoric in order to appeal to the preferences of their constituents. However scant research has examined this phenomenon in the context of politicians' social media communications. In this study I use...

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(How) Do Elections Build States? Evidence from Liberian Electoral Administration

Jeremy Bowles (Harvard University)

Abstract: In contexts where the state otherwise has limited reach, effective electoral administration permits the projection of state authority and increases levels of state-citizen interaction....

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Analyzing Gendered & Raced Editorial Scrutiny of Lawmakers in the U.S. and U.K.

Julia Bourkland and Vanessa Cruz Nichols (Indiana University)

Abstract: Content analyses in gender and politics scholarship find that female elites are often discussed in different and degrading ways in news media compared to their male counterparts, with additional intra-group differences between white female elites and female elites of color. Feminist political scientists have long critiqued the way women in...

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Don’t Know, Don’t Care: Non-Attitudes in African Public Opinion

Blair Read and Paige Bollen (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Abstract: Public opinion data can contain a wealth of information about how citizens evaluate and participate in politics. Yet, often respondents refuse to answer survey questions, or simply respond “don’t know” when asked about their opinion...

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Collective Property Rights Reduce Deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon

Kathryn Baragwanath and Ella Bayi (University of California, San Diego)

Abstract: In this paper, we draw on common-pool resource theory to argue that indigenous territories, when granted full property...

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Legislative Networks and Agenda-Setting in the UNGA and UNSC

Sabrina Arias and Robert Shaffer (University of Pennsylvania)

Abstract: How do the agendas of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) influence each other? Which of these foundational UN institution leads, and which lags? How often do these chambers devote attention to...

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Who Gets Their Way in Coalition Policy?

Alessio Albarello (University of Rochester)

Abstract: In coalition governments, parties need to agree on a common position. Whose preferences pre- vail? I test alternative theories for the determination of the policy compromise in multiparty governments. I reject a prominent theory that coalition partners’ influence on policy is...

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When Inequality Matters: The Role of Wealth During England's Democratic Transition

Ali Ahmed (New York University)

Abstract: Do democratic reforms confer equal benefits to all citizens? Or are the material gains from such transitions conditioned by pre-existing inequalities? In this study, I exploit quasi-random...

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