PSPE Working Papers

If you would like to submit a paper to the PSPE Working Paper Series please contact Dr Stephanie Rickard (S.Rickard@lse.ac.uk).

The PSPE Working Papers are also published on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

2016 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2016
Votes for and by Women: How Did Women Vote after the Nineteenth Amendment?
Mona Morgan-Collins (LSE)

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2016
Lobbying, Inside and Out: How Special Interest Groups Influence Policy Choices
Dr Stephane Wolton (LSE)

2015 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2015
Explanations and Accountability: Deliberation in UK Select Committees
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (LSE)

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2015
Forward Guidance as a New Idea: Changes in the MPC Discourse of the MPC under King and Carney
Derek William Vallès and Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (LSE)

2014 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2014
Divide and Rule: Redistribution in a Model with Differentiated Candidates
Konstantinos Matakos (LSE)
Dimitrios Xefteris (University of Cyprus)

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2014
Reason-Based Rationalization
Franz Dietrich (Paris School of Economics,CNRS, and University of East Anglia)Christian List (LSE)

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2014
Monetary Policy Oversight in Comparative Perspective: Britain and America during the Financial Crisis
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey (LSE)

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2014
Anthropometric Dividends of Czechoslovakias Break Up
Joan Costa Font (LSE)
Lucia Kossarova (LSE)

2013 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2013 
Rethinking Compassion: Toward a Political Account of the Partisan Gender Gap
Scott Blinder (University of Oxford)
Meredith Rolfe (LSE) 

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2013
Between Economic Necessity and Ideology: IMF Programs Before and During the Global Financial Crisis
Grigore Pop-Eleches (Princeton)

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2013
The Perverse Consequences of Policy Restrictions in the Presence of Asymmetric Information
Rafael Hortala-Vallve (LSE)
Valentino Larcinese (LSE)
Stephanie J. Rickard (LSE)

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2013
What lies behind the promise of fiscal austerity? Unveiling the determinants of party positioning in the EU
Elina De Simone (University of Naples)
Alessandro Sapio (University of Naples)

2012 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2012
Policy Learning and Elections
Torun Dewan, LSE
Rafael Hortala-Vallve, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2012
Testing Models of Distributive Politics using Exit Polls to Measure Voters' Preferences and Partisanship
Valentino Larcinese, LSE
James M. Snyder, Jr, Harvard University
Cecilia Testa, Royal Holloway, University of London

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2012
International Treaty Recognition and Party Competition: Theory and Evidence from the EU's Constitutional Treaty
Andreas Dur, University of Salzburg
Nikitas Konstantinidis, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2012
Teams of Rivals: Learning About a Cabinet and its Shadow
Torun Dewan, LSE
Rafael Hortala-Vallve, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2012
Moral Hazard in an Economic Union: Politics, Economics, and Fiscal Gimmickry in Europe
James Alt, Harvard University
David Dreyer Lassen, University of Copenhagen
Joachim Wehner, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 6, 2012
Political Budget Cycles and Intergovernmental Transfers in a Dominant Party Framework: Empirical Evidence from South Africa
Verena Kroth, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 7, 2012
Effects of Transparency on Behaviour in the European Parliament
Simon Hix, LSE
Sara Hagemann, LSE
Doru Frantescu, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 8, 2012
Deliberation on Monetary Policy in Times of Crisis in the UK and US – or, How the British and Americans Came to Different Understandings of the Financial Crisis
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 9, 2012
Crime and Punishment the British Way: Accountability Channels Following the MPs’ Expenses Scandal
Valentino Larcinese, LSE
Indraneel Sircar (University of Essex)

 

2011 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2011
Why do States Commit to International Labour Standards? The Importance of 'Rivalry' and 'Friendship'
Leonardo Baccini, IMT Lucca
Mathias Koenig-Archibugi, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2011
Military Conscription, Foreign Policy, and Income Inequality: The Missing Link
Nikitas Konstantinidis, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2011
Endogenous Ethnicity
Elliott Green, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2011
Who Kills? Social Influence, Spatial Opportunity, and Participation in Inter-group Violence
Omar McDoom, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2011
The Psychology of Security Threats in Ethnic Warfare: Evidence from Rwanda's Genocide
Omar McDoom, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 6, 2011
How Significant are Fiscal Interactions in Designing Federations? A Meta-Regression Analysis
Joan Costa-Font, LSE
Hristis Doucouliagos, Deakin University Australia

PSPE Working Paper 7, 2011
Enfranchisement and Representation: Italy 1909-1913
Valentino Larcinese, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 8, 2011
Electoral Accountability and the UK Parliamentary Expenses Scandal: Did Voters Punish Corrupt MPs?
Andrew Eggers, LSE
Alexander Fisher, Yale University

PSPE Working Paper 9, 2011
In Their Own Words: Perspectives from the Congressional Banking Committees
Andrew Bailey, Bank of England
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 10, 2011
Information Aggregation and Optimal Structure of the Executive
Torun Dewan, LSE
Andrea Galeotti, University of Essex
Christian Ghiglino, University of Essex
Francesco Squintani, Warwick University

2010 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2010
Did the Extension of the Franchise Increase the Liberal Vote in Victorian Britain Evidence from the Second Reform Act
Samuel Berlinski, University College London
Torun Dewan, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2010
Ideological Change and the Economics of Voting  Behaviour in the US, 1920-2008
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2010
A Reason-Based Theory of Rational Choice
Franz Dietrich, LSE
Christian List, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2010
On the Size and Shape of African States
Elliott Green, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2010
Launchpads and Graveyards: Career Profiles and the Design of Hierarchies
Klaus Broesamle, Nuffield College, Oxford

PSPE Working Paper 6, 2010
Independence and Interdependence: Lessons from the Hive
Christian List, LSE
Adrian Vermeule, Harvard University

PSPE Working Paper 7, 2010
Workers of the World, Unite! Franchise Extensions and the Threat of Revolutions in Europe, 1820-1938
Toke Aidt, University of Cambridge
Peter Jensen, University of Southern Denmark

PSPE Working Paper 8, 2010
Deliberation and Oversight in Monetary Policy, 1976-2008
Andrew Bailey, Bank of England
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

2009 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2009
The Electoral Sweet Spot: Low-Magnitude Proportional Electoral Systems
John M. Carey, Dartmouth College
Simon Hix, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2009
Generous Legislators? A Description of Vote Trading Agreements (Theory and Experiments)
Rafael Hortala-Vallve, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2009
Policy Restrictions, Democratic Deficit and Redistribution
Valentino Larcinese, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2009
Endogenous Preferences: The Political Consequences of Economic Institutions
Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2009
Cabinet Structure and Fiscal Policy Outcomes
Joachim Wehner, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 6, 2009
On the Rhetorical Strategies of Leaders:Speaking Clearly, Standing Back, and Stepping Down
Torun Dewan, LSE
David Myatt, University of Oxford

PSPE Working Paper 7, 2009
The Three A's of Government Formation: Appointment, Allocation, and Assignment
Torun Dewan, LSE
Rafael Hortala-Vallve, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 8, 2009
A Model of Non-Informational Preference Change
Franz Dietrich, University of Maastricht and LSE
Christian List, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 9, 2009
Policy Shaping Politics: Monetary Policy Deliberations in Congressional Hearings, 1976-2008
Andrew Bailey, Bank of England
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 10, 2009
Deliberation and Monetary Policy:Quantifying the Words of American Central Bankers, 1979-1999
Andrew Bailey, Bank of England
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

2008 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2008
The Qualities of Leadership: Direction, Communication, and Obfuscation
Torun Dewan, LSE
David Myatt, University of Oxford

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2008
A Simple Mechanism for Resolving Conflict
Rafael Hortala-Vallve, LSE and Nuffield College, Oxford
Aniol Llorente-Saguer, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2008
The Declining Talent Pool of Government
Torun Dewan, LSE
David Myatt, University of Oxford

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2008
Institutional Constraints on Profligate Politicians: The Conditional Effect of Partisan Fragmentation on Budget Deficits
Joachim Wehner, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2008
Exchange Rate Regime Choice with Multiple Key Currencies
Thomas Plümper, University of Essex
Eric Neumayer, LSE

2007 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2007
The Elusive Qualities of Leadership: Leaders and Decision Delegates
Patrick Dunleavy, LSE
Bernard Steunenberg, Leiden University

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2007
Famine Mortality, Rational Political Inactivity, and International Food Aid
Thomas Plümper, University of Essex
Eric Neumayer, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2007
Entry and Asymmetric Lobbying: Why Governments Pick Losers
Richard E. Baldwin, Graduate Institute of International Studies
Frédéric Robert-Nicoud, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2007
Group Deliberation and the Transformation of Judgments: An Impossibility Result
Christian List, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2007
The Effective Space of Party Competition
Patrick Dunleavy, LSE
Rekha Diwakar, LSE
Christopher Dunleavy, Trinity College, Cambridge

PSPE Working Paper 6, 2007
Policy Shaping Politics: Monetary Policy Deliberations in Congressional Hearings
Andrew Bailey, Bank of England
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 7, 2007
Partisan Bias in Economic News: Evidence on the Agenda-Setting Behaviour of U.S. Newspapers
Valentino Larcinese, LSE
Riccardo Puglisi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
James M. Snyder Jr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PSPE Working Paper 8, 2007
From Doves to Hawks: A Spatial Analysis of Voting in the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England, 1997-2007
Simon Hix, LSE
Bjorn Hoyland, University of Oslo
Nick Vivyan, LSE

2006 Series

PSPE Working Paper 1, 2006
Deliberation, Single-Peakedness, and the Possibility of Meaningful Democracy: Evidence from Deliberative Polls
Christian List, LSE
Robert C. Luskin, University of Texas at Austin
James S. Fishkin, Stanford University
Iain McLean, Nuffield College, Oxford University

PSPE Working Paper 2, 2006
Does Deliberation Matter in FOMC Monetary Policymaking? The Volcker Revolution of 1979
Andrew Bailey, Bank of England
Cheryl Schonhardt-Bailey, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 3, 2006
Term Limits and Electoral Accountability
Michael Smart, University of Toronto
Daniel Sturm, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 4, 2006
The Meaning of Conflict in the Korean National Assembly
Hae-Won Jun, Yonsei University, Seoul
Simon Hix, LSE

PSPE Working Paper 5, 2006
In Praise of Manipulation
Keith Dowding, LSE
Martin van Hees, University of Groningen

PSPE Working Paper 6, 2006
Extremist Outbidding In Ethnic Party Systems Is Not Inevitable: Tribune Parties in Northern Ireland
Paul Mitchell, LSE
Geoffrey Evans, Nuffield College, Oxford
Brendan O'Leary, University of Pennsylvania

PSPE Working Paper 7, 2006
Leading the Party: Coordination, Direction, and Communication
Torun Dewan, LSE
David Myatt, University of Oxford

PSPE Working Paper 8, 2006
Legislative Institutions and Fiscal Policy
Joachim Wehner, LSE

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