Focus on Elections
As the 2016 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.
Understanding political rhetoric in this heated presidential race.
Researchers: Nour Kteily, Julie Hennessy and Thomas N. Hubbard
March 28, 2016
Celebrity endorsement of political candidates can make a difference at the polls.
Researchers: Craig Garthwaite and Timothy Moore
April 2, 2012
A direct-vote system could have a sizeable impact on the behaviors of voters and candidates.
Researchers: Brett Gordon and Wesley Hartmann
May 6, 2016
How political advertising is a zero-sum game.
Researchers: Jörg L. Spenkuch and David Toniatti
January 4, 2016
Democracies may not outlast dictatorships, but they adapt better.
Researchers: Daron Acemoglu, Georgy Egorov and Konstantin Sonin
November 1, 2012