June 2012

Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 19, 2012

Elections, Fraud, and Election Monitoring in the Shadow of Revolution

AbstractElections are modeled as a public signal in an incomplete information game of revolution. By changing beliefs about the general level of anti-regime sentiment, elections can make citizens more or…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2012

The Election Timing Effect: Evidence from a Policy Intervention in Texas

AbstractMany governments in the United States hold elections on days other than national Election Day. Recent studies have argued that the low voter turnout that accompanies such off-cycle elections could…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2012

Emails from Official Sources Can Increase Turnout

AbstractPrevious research by Nickerson (2007a) testing 13 email get-out-the-vote (GOTV) campaigns concludes that email from third parties is not an effective method of increasing voter turnout. We conducted three rounds…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2012

Targeted Government Spending and Political Preferences

AbstractThis article addresses the question of whether incumbents can buy political support through targeted public spending. Using a regression discontinuity approach which takes advantage of the design of a recent…

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