Reproducible Research with R and RStudio
Website with sample chapters.
Source files on GitHub.
Peer reviewed journals
Inflated Expectations: How government partisanship shapes bureaucrats' inflation expectationswith Cassandra Grafström
Conditional acceptance by Political Science Research and Methods.
simPH: An R Package for Illustrating Estimates for Interactive and Nonlinear Effects from Cox Proportional Hazard Models
Forthcoming in the Journal of Statistical Software.
R package simPH.
Competing Risks and Deposit Insurance Governance Convergence
International Political Science Review. 2014. 35(2):197-217.
Website with data, source code, and ancillary tables.
The Diffusion of Financial Supervisory Governance Ideas
Review of International Political Economy. 2013. 20(4):881-916.
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Who is watching the financial services industry? Since 1980, there have been multiple waves of thought about whether the ministry of finance, the central bank, a specialized regulator or some combination of these should have supervisory authority. These waves have been associated with the convergence of actual practices. How much and through what channels did internationally promoted ideas about supervisory ‘best practice’ influence institutional design choices? I use a new dataset of 83 countries and jurisdictions between the 1980s and 2007 to examine the diffusion of supervisory ideas. With this data, I employ Cox Proportional Hazard and Competing Risks Event History Analyses to evaluate the possible causal roles best practice policy ideas might have played. I find that banking crises and certain peer groups can encourage policy convergence on heavily promoted ideas.
Supervisory transparency in the European banking unionwith Mark Hallerberg
Bruegel Policy Contribution. January 2014.
Media mentions: Der Standard (Austria), forthcoming in Nowa Europa. Przeglad Natolinski (Poland)
Who Decides? Resolving Failed Banks in a European Frameworkwith Mark Hallerberg
Bruegel Policy Contribution. November 2013.
GitHub: A tool for social data set development and verification in the cloud
The Political Methodologist. 2013. 20(2): 2-7.
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An updated PDF is available at SSRN.
Associated R package repmis.
Working Papers/Under Review
Does Banking Union Worsen the EU’s Democratic Deficit?
The need for greater supervisory data transparency
with Mark Hallerberg
Revise and Resubmit at the Journal of Common Market Studies.
Information and Financial Crisis Policymaking
with Mícheál O'Keeffe
Not How Much, but When They Spend:
Political institutions, contingent liabilities, and the costs of responding to financial crises
with Mark Hallerberg
Letting German Banks Fail: Federalism and the decision to close troubled banks
Bad Banks as a Response to Crises:
with Mark Hallerberg
When Do Governments Use Them, and Why Does Their Governance Differ?
The project website.
Two Sword Lengths Apart: Credible Commitment Problems and Physical Violence in Multi-party Elected National Legislatures
Download PDFMap of legislative violence (1980 - 2011)
Clearing the Benches: How institutional incentives shape legislative brawls
with Emily Beaulieu
How the Fed Manages its External Environment:
An Analysis of Social Network and Topical Responses (1997-2012)
with Kevin Young
dynsim: An R Implementation of Dynamic Simulations of Autoregressive Relationships
with Laron K Williams and Guy D Whitten
Automating R Package Citations in Reproducible Research Documents
Work in Progress
- Building Better Bad Banks (with Mark Hallerberg)
- The Financial Regulatory Transparency Index (with Mark Copelovich and Mark Hallerberg)
- The Rusty Plumbing of Financial Globalization: The Political Economy of National Payment System Reforms (with Stefano Pagliari, Irene Spagna, and Kevin Young)
- Varieties of Financial Regulation (with Jeff Chwieroth)
- Fed Governors' Predictions: Professional background and Partisan Affiliation
- Partisan Biases in Voters' Economic Forecasts.
- I Honestly Don't Know: Credibly Committing to Bad Information
London School of Economics PhD Thesis. 2012.