Item Response Theory

Urban-Rural Divide in State Political Parties

Zoe Nemerever (University of California, San Diego)

Abstract: The urban-rural divide in American politics typically is presented as a comprehensive explanation for electoral outcomes. Yet, no research directly examines variations in the urban-rural divide across the states. This project is the first to quantitatively...

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Value Shift: Immigration Attitudes and the Sociocultural Divide

Caroline Lancaster (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Abstract: Socially-liberal attitudes towards cultural issues, such as women's rights, enjoy broad acceptance in Western Europe, particularly among younger generations. Yet, despite theoretical claims that immigration and multiculturalism would likewise become broadly...

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Measuring Regulatory Barriers Using Annual Reports of Firms

Haosen Ge (Princeton University)

Abstract: Existing studies show that regulations are one of the major barriers to global economy. Nonetheless, identifying and measuring regulatory barriers remains a challenging task for scholars. I...

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