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Mayoral Partisanship and Municipal Fiscal Policy
Does it matter for municipal policy which party controls the mayorship in municipal government? The bulk of the existing evidence says no. But there are a variety of theoretical reasons to believeExpand
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Politics in Forgotten Governments: The Partisan Composition of County Legislatures and County Fiscal Policies
County governments are a crucial component of the fabric of American democracy. Yet there has been almost no previous research on the policy effects of the partisan composition of county governments.Expand
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Persuading the Enemy: Estimating the Persuasive Effects of Partisan Media with the Preference-Incorporating Choice and Assignment Design
Does media choice cause polarization, or merely reflect it? We investigate a critical aspect of this puzzle: How partisan media contribute to attitude polarization among different groups of mediaExpand
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Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy
When does self-interest influence public opinion on contentious public policies? The bulk of theory in political science suggests that self-interest is only a minor force in public opinion. UsingExpand
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Accountability for the Local Economy at All Levels of Government in United States Elections
Retrospective voting is a crucial component of democratic accountability. A large literature on retrospective voting in the United States finds that the president’s party is rewarded in presidentialExpand
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How Attribution Inhibits Accountability: Evidence from Train Delays
Do people hold politicians accountable for the performance of government? I test this question using individual-level experiences with the performance of one major public service: transportation. IExpand
Off-Cycle and Out of Office: Election Timing and the Incumbency Advantage
Democratic accountability relies on the ability of citizens to reward and punish politicians in elections. Electoral institutions, such as the timing of elections, may play a powerful role in thisExpand
How Attribution Inhibits Accountability: Evidence from Train Delays
Do people hold politicians accountable for the performance of government? I test this question using individual-level experiences with the performance of one major public service: transportation. IExpand
The Effect of Associative Racial Cues in Elections
ABSTRACT How do racial signals associating a candidate with minority supporters change voters’ perceptions about a candidate and their support for a candidate? Given the presence of competingExpand
Off-Cycle and Out of Office: Election Timing and the Incumbency Advantage
Democratic accountability relies on the ability of citizens to reward and punish politicians in elections. Electoral institutions, such as the timing of elections, may play a powerful role in thisExpand