Research


Book



Reproducible Research with R and RStudio, 2nd Edition

Chapman and Hall/CRC Press. ISBN 978-1498715379. 2015.

Website with sample chapters.

Source files on GitHub.

Review in The American Statistician:

... advanced undergraduate students in mathematics, statistics, and similar fields as well as students just beginning their graduate studies would benefit the most from reading this book. Many more experienced R users or second-year graduate students might find themselves thinking, ‘I wish I’d read this book at the start of my studies, when I was first learning R!’ … a good text for beginning graduate students or advanced undergraduate students who are just starting to do technical research...

Review by the Mathematical Association of America:

I entered the world of data computing with great reluctance, and only because I saw the benefits of teaching statistics with R, even for elementary students. The first edition of Reproducible Research with R and RStudio was an invaluable companion in the early stages of my journey, and I trust that the second edition will be equally useful to aspiring data analysts.


Peer reviewed journal articles



Statistical Agencies and Responses to Financial Crises: Eurostat, Bad Banks, and the ESM

West European Politics. 2016. 39(3).

with Mark Hallerberg

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Two Sword Lengths Apart: Credible commitment problems and physical violence in democratic national legislatures

Forthcoming at the Journal of Peace Research.

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Write up on the Monkey Cage with Emily Beaulieu.

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Does Banking Union Worsen the EU’s Democratic Deficit?
The need for greater supervisory data transparency

with Mark Hallerberg

Journal of Common Market Studies. 2015. 53(4): 769-785.

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When All is Said and Done: Updating 'Elections, Special Interests, and Financial Crisis'

with Mark Hallerberg

Research and Politics. 2015. 2(3): 1-9.

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Inflated Expectations: How government partisanship shapes bureaucrats' inflation expectations

with Cassandra Grafström

Political Science Research and Methods. 2015. 3(2): 353-380.

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Write up on the Monkey Cage.

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simPH: An R Package for Illustrating Estimates for Interactive and Nonlinear Effects from Cox Proportional Hazard Models

Journal of Statistical Software. 2015. 65(3): 1-20.

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R package simPH.

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Letting German Banks Fail: Federalism and the decision to close troubled banks

with Sahil Deo, Christian Franz, and Mark Hallerberg

Politische Vierteljahresschrift (PVS). 2015. 56(2): 159-181.

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Write up at the World Economic Forum.

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Competing Risks and Deposit Insurance Governance Convergence

International Political Science Review. 2014. 35(2): 197-217.

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Website with data, source code, and ancillary tables.

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The Diffusion of Financial Supervisory Governance Ideas

Review of International Political Economy. 2013. 20(4): 881-916.

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Other academic/policy publications



Corrections and Refinements to the Database of Political Institutions’ yrcurnt Election Timing Variable

The Political Methodologist. 22(2):2-4.

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Bad Banks in the EU: The impact of Eurostat rules

with Mark Hallerberg

Bruegel Working Paper. 2014/15.

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Supervisory transparency in the European banking union

with Mark Hallerberg

Bruegel Policy Contribution. January 2014.

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Media mentions: Der Standard (Austria)



Who Decides? Resolving Failed Banks in a European Framework

with Mark Hallerberg

Bruegel Policy Contribution. November 2013.

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Also published in Nowa Europa (Poland).


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



Speaking Under Stress: An Analysis of Federal Reserve Speeches

with Kevin Young

Revise and Resubmit to the Journal of Public Policy.

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Information and Financial Crisis Policymaking

with Mícheál O'Keeffe

Revise and resubmit to the Journal of European Public Policy.

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Measuring Real-time Perceptions of Financial Market Stress

with Mark Hallerberg

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Financial Regulatory Transparency, International Institutions, and Borrowing Costs

with Mark Copelovitch and Mark Hallerberg

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Creating Scrutiny Indicators: A Change Point Exploration of Congressional Scrutiny of the US Federal Reserve

with Kevin Young

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Bad Banks as a Response to Crises:
When Do Governments Use Them, and Why Does Their Governance Differ?

with Mark Hallerberg

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The project website.

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Clearing the Benches: How institutional incentives shape legislative brawls

with Emily Beaulieu

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Dynamic Simulations of Autoregressive Relationships in R with dynsim

with Laron K Williams and Guy D Whitten

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Automating R Package Citations in Reproducible Research Documents

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Work in Progress


  • Building Better Bad Banks (with 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

Other



Knowing the unknowns: financial policymaking in uncertainty

London School of Economics PhD Thesis. 2012.