Research

Publications

"How Attribution Inhibits Accountability: Evidence from Train Delays." Journal of Politics, forthcoming. (pdf) (appendix) (replication data)
• Featured in Boston Globe

"Off-Cycle and Out of Office: Election Timing and the Incumbency Advantage." Journal of Politics 80(1): 119-132. January 2018. (pdf) (appendix) (replication data)
• Featured in CityLab

"Mayoral Partisanship and Municipal Fiscal Policy," (with Christopher Warshaw). Journal of Politics 78(4): 1124-1138. October 2016. (pdf) (replication data)

“Evidence in Voting Rights Act Litigation: Producing Accurate Estimates of Racial Voting Patterns." Election Law Journal 14(4): 361-381. December 2015. (pdf)

“Vote-Seeking Third Parties in the Twentieth Century" (with Ron Rapoport) in Guide to U.S. Political Parties, ed. Marjorie Hershey, CQ Press, 2014.

“A balancing act: Physical balance, through arousal, influences size perception" (with Michael Geuss, Jeanine Stefanucci, and Nicholas Stevens). Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics 72(7): 1890-1902. October 2010.

Working Papers

"Politics in Forgotten Governments: The Partisan Composition of County Legislatures and County Fiscal Policies," (with Christopher Warshaw). Revise & resubmit, Journal of Politics (pdf)(appendix)

"Electoral Incentives and Strategic Municipal Government Communication." (pdf)

“Persuading the Enemy: Estimating the Persuasive Effects of Partisan Media with the Preference-Incorporating Choice and Assignment Design," (with Adam Berinsky, Matthew Baum, and Teppei Yamamoto). (pdf)

“The Effect of Associative Racial Cues in Elections," (with Adam Berinsky, Michele Margolis, and Megan Goldberg).

"Concentrated Burdens: How Funding and Implementation Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy," (with Michael Hankinson). (pdf)

In Progress

"Economic Voting in Subnational Elections in the United States," (with Christopher Warshaw).

"A Field Experiment to Stimulate Citizen Engagement," (with Ryan EnosMichael Hankinson, and Melissa Sands).

“Realistic Image Primes in Experimental Research," (with Tess Wise).

"Local Service Provision and (In)Equity in Non-Voting Participation: Evidence from Sidewalk Repairs."

"Estimating the Persuasive Effects of Partisan Media with Behavioral Data," (with Adam Berinsky, Matthew Baum, and Teppei Yamamoto).

"Words Don't Fit The Picture: Using Computer Vision to Measure Speaker Sentiment in Videos," (with Dean Knox and Christopher Lucas).

Software

MBTAr: R package to access data from the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) web API.

seeclickfixr: R package to interface with the SeeClickFix constituent request web API.