Research

If an electronic version of a paper is not available here, please email me (contact information on the About page) and I will gladly provide a recent draft.

Publications

Articles

Getting Their Way: Bias and Deference to Trial Courts         

2019. American Journal of Political Science. Volume 63, Issue 3, pp. 706-718.

Books and Book Chapters

Big Data, Machine Learning, and the Credibility Revolution in Empirical Legal Studies      

2019. With Ryan Copus and Hannah Laqueur. In Law as Data: Computation and the Future of Legal Analysis. Edited by Michael A. Livermore and Daniel N. Rockmore. Santa Fe, NM: SFI Press.

Accepted Manuscripts

Biased Judgments without Biased Judges: How Legal Institutions Cause Errors      

Conditionally Accepted at Journal of Politics

Recent Working Papers

A Behavioral Theory of Discrimination in Policing

Joint with Andrew T. Little.
August 2019

Going Into Government: How Hiring from Special Interests Reduces Their Influence

Joint with Janna King Rezaee.
August 2019

Kompromat

Joint with Andrew T. Little.
June 2019

The Hidden Effects of Judge Ideology in Federal District Courts      

Joint with Ryan Copus.
September 2019

Other Working Papers

Advice & Consent: Semi-Automated Text Analysis of Judicial Confirmation Hearings

Joint with James Hicks.
June 2016

Detecting Inconsistency in Governance      

Joint with Ryan Copus.
July 2018

One Campaign Website, Multiple Constituencies: Ideological Repositioning from Primary to General Election

Joint with Michael Dougal and Tzu-Ping Liu.
May 2016

The Persistence of Mafias

Joint with Omar García-Ponce.
March 2018