June 2014

Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2014

Group Identity and Symbolic Political Behavior

AbstractPolitical expression often revolves around ethnic, religious, or cultural group identities. I develop a game-theoretic model explaining how group identities interact with citizens' social environments to induce political behavior designed…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2014

Political Capital: Corporate Connections and Stock Investments in the U.S. Congress, 2004-2008

AbstractRecent research suggests that, public perceptions notwithstanding, members of Congress are rather mediocre investors. Why do the consummate political insiders fail to profit as investors? We consider various explanations that…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2014

Self-Regulation in Private and Public Politics

AbstractThis paper presents a theory of self-regulation by a firm or an industry acting collectively in the context of private and public politics. In private politics an activist identifies a…

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Quarterly Journal of Political Science (QJPS) | June 18, 2014

Ingroup Bias in Official Behavior: A National Field Experiment in China

AbstractDo ingroup biases distort the behavior of public officials? Recent studies detect large ethnic biases in elite political behavior, but their case selection leaves open the possibility that bias obtains…

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