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Who wants descriptive representation, and why?

Published: April 9, 2024 00:00

In the face of mounting evidence for the substantive under-representation of marginalized groups and for the lack of responsiveness to their concerns in democratic legislation, calls for measures to improve descriptive representation have become louder.…

The Swing Voter’s Curse Revisited: Transparency’s Impact on Committee Voting

Published: March 7, 2024 00:00

Majority voting is considered an efficient information aggregation mechanism in committee decision-making. We examine if this holds in environments where voters first need to acquire information from sources of varied quality and cost. In such…

Does increasing inequality threaten social stability? Evidence from the lab

Published: March 4, 2024 00:00

We study the relationship between inequality and social instability. While the argument that inequality can be damaging for the cohesion of a society is well established, the empirical evidence is mixed. We use a novel approach to isolate the causal…

Fundraising Events and Non-Ideological Donation Motivations

Published: March 1, 2024 00:00

Why do candidates rely on fundraising event attendees to Ô¨Ānance their campaigns? De-spite public concerns around this mode of donation, fundraising events have received little scholarly attention. We use a source of novel data ‚Äď campaign Ô¨Ānance disclosures‚Ķ

Regional Dissent: Do Local Economic Conditions Influence FOMC Votes?

Published: February 26, 2024 00:00

U.S. monetary-policy decisions are made by the 12 voting members of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC). Seven of these members, coming from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, inherently represent national-level interests. The remaining five…