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The Primary Effect: Preference Votes and Political Promotions

The Primary Effect: Preference Votes and Political Promotions Olle Folke, Uppsala University and Research Institute for Industrial Economics Torsten Persson, Stockholm University and CIFAR Johanna Rickne, Research Institute for Industrial Economics and UCLS In this analysis of […]

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Reaching the Individual: EU Accession, NGOs, and Human Rights

Reaching the Individual: EU Accession, NGOs, and Human Rights Ana Bracic, University of Oklahoma Can human rights institutions influence individual behavior? This article tests the ground level effectiveness of two strategies that aim to eliminate discrimination: […]

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Explaining Causal Findings Without Bias: Detecting and Assessing Direct Effects

Explaining Causal Findings Without Bias: Detecting and Assessing Direct Effects Avidit Acharya, Stanford University Matthew Blackwell, Harvard University Maya Sen, Harvard University Researchers seeking to establish causal relationships frequently control for variables on the purported causal pathway, checking […]

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Language Policy and Human Development

Language Policy and Human Development David D. Laitin, Stanford University Rajesh Ramachandran, Goethe University Frankfurt This article explores how language policy affects the socioeconomic development of nation states through two channels: the individual’s exposure to and (in […]