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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.

Voters who do not trust each other.
Politics & Elections

Why Economic Crises Trigger Political Turnover in Some Countries but Not Others

The fall­out can hinge on how much a country’s peo­ple trust each other.

Politics & Elections

Why a Choice Doesn’t Feel Like a Choice When Morality Enters the Picture

A new study explains why heroes always say, I just did what any­body would do.”

Politics & Elections

Why Certain Types of Elections Favor Extreme Candidates

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

Politics & Elections

When Corporations Donate to Candidates, Are They Buying Influence?

The sur­pris­ing result sug­gests the need to rethink the role of mon­ey in politics.

Politics & Elections

Abandoning the Electoral College Would Remake Campaign Spending

A direct-vote sys­tem could have a size­able impact on the behav­iors of vot­ers and candidates.

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Political ads on TV attempt to influence a viewer.
Politics & Elections

To Rally Your Base, Buy Air Time

How polit­i­cal adver­tis­ing is a zero-sum game.

Politics & Elections

Happy Voters or Happy Outcomes?

In cor­po­ra­tions, acad­e­mia, and the papal con­clave, trans­par­ent vot­ing and vot­er pri­va­cy inter­act in sur­pris­ing­ly com­plex ways.

Politics & Elections

Braggarts Become Leaders

Women at a dis­ad­van­tage when com­pet­ing for lead­er­ship positions

Politics & Elections

A Populist Paradox

Pop­ulist poli­cies may harm vot­ers but reward leaders

Politics & Elections

First Among Equals?

Prime bal­lot posi­tion improves a candidate’s chances of win­ning office.

Politics & Elections

The Teddy Bear Effect

Does a baby­face ben­e­fit black CEOs?

Politics & Elections

Majority Rules

Group design influ­ences the infor­ma­tion that mem­bers share, says David Austen-Smith, who is iden­ti­fy­ing incen­tives to speak the truth