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It seems obvious that agreements to cut tariffs will raise trade between their signatories.
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In a separation of powers political system, effective bureaucratic control may be undermined by the fact that the power to appoint bureaucrats is cont
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Recent studies suggest psychological differences between conservatives and liberals, including that conservatives are more overconfident.
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As many crises do not evolve into full scale conflict, and almost all conflicts end short of war, an important question is how states manage uncertain
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Human osteological data provide a rich, still-to-be-mined source of information about the distribution of nutrition and, by extension, the distributio
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Researchers face two major problems when applying ideal point estimation techniques to state legislatures.
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We analyze a model of delegation & policymaking in polities where bureaucratic capacity is low.
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Some scholars known as offensive realists claim that in the uncertainty of world politics, trust and cooperation between states is extremely unlikely.
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© 2018 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved. We quantify the effect of deliberation on the decisions of US appellate courts.
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Recent research, including an article by Charles Kupchan and Peter Trubowitz in this journal, has argued that the United States' long-standing foreign
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Understanding how changes to war-fighting technology influence the probability of war is central to security studies.
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It is well known that during a crisis, unitary rational states have an incentive to misrepresent their true resolve and willingness to go to war.
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This paper uses a new dataset on child-adoption matching to estimate the preferences of potential adoptive parents over US-born and unborn children re
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This paper studies the formation of peer groups entailing the joint production of public goods.
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Different theories about the impact of aid make distinct predictions about citizens' attitudes toward foreign aid in recipient countries.
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Electoral clientelism and vote buying are widely perceived as major obstacles to economic development.
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We analyze the role of cheap-talk in two player games with one-sided incomplete information.
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We study collective decisions by time-discounting individuals choosing a common consumption stream.
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Behavioral economics presents a "paternalistic" rationale for intervention by a benevolent government.
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We study the extent to which communication can serve as a collusion device in one-shot first- and second-price sealed-bid auctions.
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The First World War is often cited as proof par excellence of the flaws in the liberal peace argument because the adversaries it engaged had been each
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We study coordination games under general type spaces.
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In a recent article in this journal, Smith and Stam (2004) call into question the usefulness and applicability of what is know as the common priors as