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How the Electoral College May Curb Election Fraud

This distinctive aspect of American democracy has come under increased scrutiny. But the very quality that most vexes its critics comes with an underrecognized upside.

Researchers: Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

October 2, 2023

Politics & Elections

How Autocracies Unravel

Over time, leaders grow more repressive and cling to yes-men—a cycle that’s playing out today in Putin’s Russia.

Researchers: Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

August 10, 2023


How We Justify Our Unpopular Opinions

The tactic makes controversial views more palatable to others—and has implications for the rampant spread of fake news.

Researchers: Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, Ingar K. Haaland, Aakaash Rao and Christopher Roth

October 1, 2022

Politics & Elections

Take 5: Democracies and How They Thrive

A look at this form of government at a time when democracy is under stress around the world.

Researchers: Georgy Egorov, Ameet Morjaria, Sandeep Baliga, Nancy Qian and and coauthors

Trust Usually Helps Communities Thrive. During a Pandemic, Not So Much.

Places with high levels of trust are worse at social distancing.

Researchers: Georgy Egorov, Ruben Enikolopov and Maria Petrova

August 12, 2021


Does Social-Media Use Increase Xenophobia?

A recent study investigates, using data from a popular Russian social-media platform and information on regional hate crimes.

Researchers: Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov, Ruben Enikolopov and Maria Petrova

July 10, 2020

Social Impact

When People Think Their Neighbors Support Trump, They’re More Likely to Express Anti-immigrant Views

Social norms are powerful—but fluid. A study of the 2016 election shows how they can change.

Researchers: Georgy Egorov, Leonardo Bursztyn and Stefano Fiorin

August 13, 2019

Politics & Elections

Take 5: Election Rules and Campaign Tactics That Sway Voters

A look at whether celebrity endorsements matter, why the top spot on a ballot is coveted, and more election research from Kellogg faculty.

Researchers: Craig Garthwaite, Angela Y. Lee, Yuval Salant, Georgy Egorov and Jörg L. Spenkuch

October 30, 2018

Politics & Elections

How Peer Pressure Can Lead Teens to Underachieve—Even in Schools Where It’s “Cool to Be Smart”

New research offers lessons for administrators hoping to improve student performance.

Researchers: Leonardo Bursztyn, Georgy Egorov and Robert Jensen

October 2, 2018

Social Impact

Why Certain Types of Elections Favor Extreme Candidates

Winners can differ when voting is done by district versus at-large.

Researchers: Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Georgy Egorov and Ruben Enikolopov

Is Social Mobility Essential to Democracy?

It depends on the size and assumptions of the middle class.

Researchers: Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

April 5, 2018


Which Form of Government Is Best?

Democracies may not outlast dictatorships, but they adapt better.

Researchers: Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

November 1, 2012


Abundant Resources, Yet Little Freedom

Why dictators of resource-rich countries muzzle the press

Researchers: Georgy Egorov, Sergei Guriev and Konstantin Sonin

June 1, 2011


A Populist Paradox

Populist policies may harm voters but reward leaders

Researchers: Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin

November 1, 2010

Politics & Elections