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Prof. Andrew Reeves Published in Washington Post

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Prof. Andrew Reeves article, Donald Trump’s lukewarm response to Puerto Rico was pretty predictable. Here’s why., was published on Washington Post's Monkey Cage Blog.

Professor Jacob Montgomery and PhD Candidate Michelle Torres' Paper Accepted at AJPS

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Congratulations to Professor Jacob Montgomery and PhD candidate Michelle Torres! Their paper, "How conditioning on post-treatment variables can ruin your experiment and what to do about it," was accepted by the American Journal of Political Science. This paper was also written with Brendan Nyhan of Dartmouth.

PhD Candidate Joan Barcelo's Paper Accepted at BJPS

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Congratulations to PhD candidate Joan Barceló! His paper, "Are Western Educated Leaders Less Prone to Initiate Militarized Disputes," was accepted at British Journal of Political Science.

PhD Candidate Elena Labzina Paper Accepted at AJPS

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Congratulations to PhD Candidate Elena Labzina and former post-doc Olga Chyzh! Their paper, "Bankrolling Repression? Modeling Third-Party Influence on Protests and Repression" was accepted at the American Journal of Political Science.

Prof. Sarah Brierley Wins Award

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Congratulations to Professor Sarah Brierley! Her job market paper won the best graduate student paper award from the African Politics Conference Group.

Prof. Betsy Sinclair Wins Award

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Congratulations to Professor Betsy Sinclair! She has been selected as the winner of the Society for Political Methodology's Emerging Scholar Award.

Congratulations to Ph.D. Candidate Michelle Torres

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Ph.D. Candidate Michelle Torres has won the Society for Political Methodology's Poster Award.  Her poster was titled "Measuring Visual Messages: Political Violence and Computer Vision."

Clarity of Responsibility, Accountability, and Corruption

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In Clarity of Responsibility, Accountability, and Corruption, the authors argue that clarity of responsibility is critical for reducing corruption in democracies. The authors provide a number of empirical tests of this argument, including a cross-national time-series statistical analysis to show that the higher the level of clarity the lower the perceived corruption levels.

Prof. Gary Miller's Book Wins APSA Award

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Congratulations to Professor Gary Miller and cowriter Andrew Whitford! Their book "Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment" is the winner of APSA's 2017 Gladys Kammerer Award for US National Public Policy and also will receive the 2017 Charles H. Levine Prize of the International Political Science Association for the best book on comparative administration and public policy.

100% Placement for Graduate Students on the Job Market

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Congratulations to all four of our job market candidates this year on finding positions!

Undergrad Major Dan Sicorsky Published in St. Louis Post Dispatch

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Nearly 20 Republican-controlled states are considering bills in their respective legislative sessions that send protesters a message: shush. Missouri’s own move to crack down on dissenters is a bill sponsored by state Rep. Nick Marshall, R-Parkville, that would impose unduly harsh penalties on highway protesters.

Prof. Clarissa Hayward in Journal of Politics

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Professor Clarissa Hayward's article "Responsibility and Ignorance: On Dismantling Structural Injustice" is in the April Issue of Journal of Politics.