March 2012

Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | March 21, 2012

What’s So Special about the Arabian Peninsula? A Reply to Groh and Rothschild

AbstractMy 2008 article suggested that oil wealth, but not Islam, has impeded progress towards gender equality in the Middle East. Groh and Rothschild re-examine one part of my study, which…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | March 21, 2012

Can Voter ID Laws Be Administered in a Race-Neutral Manner? Evidence from the City of Boston in 2008

AbstractIs it feasible in the current United States to administer voter identification laws in a race-neutral manner? We study this question using rigorous field methods and state-of-the-art statistical techniques, thus…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | March 21, 2012

On the (Ir)relevance of Skill Specificity for Social Insurance

AbstractThe relationship between specific skills and the welfare state has been the subject of considerable debate. To help resolve the conflict, we present a general model of preferences over social…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | March 21, 2012

Oil, Islam, Women, and Geography: A Comment on Ross (2008)

AbstractIn "Oil, Islam, and Women," Michael Ross (2008a) develops a gendered Dutch Disease theory, which points to oil wealth as a potential explanation for the slow progress towards gender equality…

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