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How Internal Constraints Shape Interest Group Activities: Evidence from Access-Seeking PACs

How Internal Constraints Shape Interest Group Activities: Evidence from Access-Seeking PACs by Zhao Li, Stanford Graduate School of Business  Interest groups contribute much less to campaigns than legally allowed. Consequently,prevailing theories infer these contributions must yield minimal […]

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On the Limits of Officials’ Ability to Change Citizens’ Priorities: A Field Experiment in Local Politics

On the Limits of Officials’ Ability to Change Citizens’ Priorities: A Field Experiment in Local Politics by Daniel M. Butler, University of California and Hans J.G. Hassell, Florida State University  We test whether politicians’ communications shape their supporters’ […]

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Endogenous Taxation in Ongoing Internal Conflict: The Case of Colombia

Endogenous Taxation in Ongoing Internal Conflict: The Case of Colombia by Rafael Ch, New York University, Jacob N. Shapiro, Princeton University, Abbey Steele, University of Amsterdam and Juan F. Vargas, Universidad El Rosario  How does internal armed conflict affect state development? […]

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Who Polices the Administrative State?

Who Polices the Administrative State? by Kenneth Lowande, University of Michigan In the U.S. Congress, most oversight of the executive branch is conducted by individual legislators who contact agencies privately. This study uses the internal correspondence logs […]

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Political Competition in Legislative Elections

Political Competition in Legislative Elections by Stefan Krasa, University of Illinois and Mattias K. Polborn, Vanderbilt University In Congressional elections, voters generally decide not just based on their local candidates’ positions, but they also care about the […]

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Re-election and Renegotiation: International Agreements in the Shadow of the Polls

Re-election and Renegotiation: International Agreements in the Shadow of the Polls by Peter Buisseret, University of Chicago and Dan Bernhardt, University of Illinois and University of Warwick States routinely sign treaties and participate in international institutions. These activities […]

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Exclusion and Cooperation in Diverse Societies: Experimental Evidence from Israel

Exclusion and Cooperation in Diverse Societies: Experimental Evidence from Israel by Ryan D. Enos, Harvard University and Noam Gidron, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Princeton University It is well-established that in diverse societies, certain groups prefer to exclude other groups from […]