Focus on Elections
As the 2020 U.S. presidential race enters its final phase, voters are contemplating the broader political landscape and examining their stances on key issues.
Here is a collection of faculty research and insights related to popular election topics, such as candidate endorsements, political advertising, forming political opinions, and more.
A look at whether celebrity endorsements matter, why the top spot on a ballot is coveted, and more election research from Kellogg faculty.
Craig Garthwaite, Angela Y. Lee, Yuval Salant, Georgy Egorov and Jörg L. Spenkuch
October 30, 2018
A new study suggests that, more than four decades later, the impact of these policies on political leanings is apparent.
Ethan Kaplan, Jörg L. Spenkuch and Cody Tuttle
September 1, 2020
Facebook, Twitter, and users themselves have few incentives to distinguish fact from fiction. With an election looming, the stakes are high.
August 3, 2020
Winners can differ when voting is done by district versus at-large.
Andrew Beath, Fotini Christia, Georgy Egorov and Ruben Enikolopov
June 7, 2018
In many cases, no. But economic anxiety can ignite powerful gender stereotypes.
Ryan Lei and Galen Bodenhausen
July 1, 2019
During natural disasters, the media spotlight shifts—and special interests benefit.
Ethan Kaplan, Jörg L. Spenkuch and Haishan Yuan
January 3, 2019
Understanding political rhetoric in this heated presidential race.
Nour Kteily, Julie Hennessy and Thomas N. Hubbard
March 28, 2016
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.
Georgy Egorov, Leonardo Bursztyn and Stefano Fiorin
August 13, 2019
Celebrity endorsement of political candidates can make a difference at the polls.
Craig Garthwaite and Timothy Moore
April 2, 2012
A direct-vote system could have a sizeable impact on the behaviors of voters and candidates.
Brett Gordon and Wesley Hartmann
May 6, 2016
How political advertising is a zero-sum game.
Jörg L. Spenkuch and David Toniatti
January 4, 2016
Democracies may not outlast dictatorships, but they adapt better.
Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
November 1, 2012
Prime ballot position improves a candidate’s chances of winning office.
Marc Meredith and Yuval Salant
October 1, 2010