Research

Publications

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

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

"Polarization and Media Usage: Disentangling Causality." In Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion, 2019. Liz Suhay, Bernard Grofman, and Alex Treschel, eds. (with Matthew Baum and Adam Berinsky). (online)

"How Attribution Inhibits Accountability: Evidence from Train Delays." Journal of Politics 80(4): 1417-1422. October 2018. (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

"Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy," (with Michael Hankinson). Conditionally accepted at the American Political Science Review. (pdf)

"Accountability for the Economy at All Levels of Government in United States Elections," (with Christopher Warshaw). Invited to revise and resubmit to the American Political Science Review. (pdf)

"Strategic Government Communication Distorts Reality." (pdf)

“The Effect of Associative Racial Cues in Elections," (with Adam Berinsky, Michele Margolis, and Megan Goldberg). Invited to revise and resubmit to Political Communication. (pdf)

"How Group Identity Shapes Opioid Treatment Policy Opinion," (with Michael Hankinson).

In Progress

"Can Participation Compensate for Inequity in Government Service Provision? Evidence from Sidewalk Repairs."

"Estimating the Effect of LinkNYC on Voter Registration and Participation," (with Melissa Sands).

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

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

"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.

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

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