Kyle Beardsley

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While spatial econometrics is being used more frequently in political science, most applications are still based on geographic notions of distance. Here we argue that it is often more fruitful to consider political economy notions of distance, such as relative trade. We also argue that the spatially autoregressive model usually (but not always) should be(More)
This study examined the association between approximate distance traveled to treatment, and treatment completion and length of stay, for 1,735 clients attending outpatient treatment in an urban area. Clients who traveled less than 1 mile were 50% more likely to complete treatment than clients who traveled more than 1 mile, after holding constant demographic(More)
We determined the relative effects of chemical receptor inactivation on dopaminergic signaling through adenylate cyclase and phospholipase C pathways and evaluated the behavioral implications of such receptor manipulations. Groups of rats were given intraperitoneal injections of 10 mg/kg N-ethoxycarbonyl-2-ethoxy-1,2-dihydroquinoline (EEDQ), a reagent that(More)
Sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) is an endemic problem in UN peacekeeping missions. It is not only a gross human rights violation, but also threatens to challenge the legitimacy of the peacekeeping mission, poses a health problem, and undermines the promotion of gender equality in host countries. We examine if the composition of peacekeeping forces along(More)
This distance between a base next to the anticodon of tRNA and the 3' CpCpA terminus of the molecule has been estimated by singlet-singlet energy transfer experiments. The energy donor was the Y base of unknown structure found in yeast tRNA(phe). Three different energy acceptors were used: acriflavine, proflavinyl acetic acid hydrazide, and 9-hydrazino(More)
The question of what effects nuclear weapons have on an actor’s success in coercive diplomacy is in part a function of how nuclear weapons change the perceived costs of conflict. We argue that states will be able to prevail in improving their allotment of a good or in convincing an opponent to back down, and have shorter crises, if their opponents have(More)
Midlarsky, and Adam Przeworski for helpful comments and discussions. Carles Boix generously provided an electronic copy of the Maddison GDP per capita data. Abstract Autocratic regimes that fall from power may be replaced by either new autocratic regimes or democratic regimes. Previous research on transitions has only looked at changes between democratic(More)
How can states signal their alliance commitments? Although scholars have developed sophisticated theoretical models of costly signaling in international relations, we know little about which specific policies leaders can implement to signal their commitments. This article addresses this question with respect to the extended deterrent effects of nuclear(More)
Since the UN Security Council (UNSC) adopted Resolution 1325 (2000), which is referenced in most of the mandates for peacekeeping authorizations and renewals since, UN peacekeeping forces have begun a process of gender balancing. While we have seen an increase in the numbers of female peacekeepers during the decade 2000-2010 and variation in the(More)
The fighting in some civil wars primarily takes place in a few stable locations, while the fighting in others moves substantially. We posit that rebel groups that do not primarily fight for a specific ethnic group, that receive outside military assistance, or that have relatively weak fighting capacity tend to fight in inconsistent locations. We develop new(More)