Scott Ashworth

Professor
Harris Scool of Public Policy
University of Chicago

sashwort@uchicago.edu

Editor in Chief
Quarterly Journal of Political Science

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Submitted Papers

Learning About Voter Rationality, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Amanda Friedenberg.

Delegation to an Overconfident Expert, with Greg Sasso.

Work in Progress

Challengers as Monitors in Elections, with Ken Shotts.

Optimal Domestic Constraints in International Crises, with Kris Ramsay. Slides

Informativeness and the Incumbency Advantage, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Amanda Friedenberg. Slides

Scholarly Publications

Unified vs. Divided Political Authority, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. Forthcoming in The Journal of Politics.

Accountability and Information in Elections, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita and Amanda Friedenberg. Forthcoming in The American Economic Journal: Microeconomics.

Is Voter Competence Good for Voters?: Information, Rationality, and Democratic Performance, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2014) The American Political Science Review 108(3):565–587.

Electoral Accountability: Recent Theoretical and Empirical Work. (2012) Annual Review of Political Science 15:183–201.

Does Informative Media Commentary Reduce Politicians’ Incentives to Pander?, with Ken Shotts. (2010) The Journal of Public Economics 94(11–12):838–847.

Elections with Platform and Valence Competition, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2009) Games and Economic Behavior 67(1):191–216.

Electoral Selection, Strategic Challenger Entry, and the Incumbency Advantage, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2008) Journal of Politics 70(4):1006–1025.

Design, Inference, and The Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism, with Josh Clinton, Adam Meirowitz, and Kris Ramsay. (2008) American Political Science Review 102(2):269–273.

Informative Party Labels with Electoral and Institutional Variation, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2008) Journal of Theoretical Politics 20(3):251–273.

Does Advertising Exposure Affect Turnout?, with Josh Clinton. (2007) Quarterly Journal of Political Science 2(1):27–41.

Campaign Finance and Voter Welfare with Entrenched Incumbents. (2006) American Political Science Review 100(1):55–68.

Delivering the Goods: Constituency Service with Electoral and Institutional Variation, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2006) Journal of Politics 68(1):168–179.

Monotone Comparative Statics in Models of Politics, with Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2006) American Journal of Political Science 50(1):214–231.

Reputational Dynamics and Political Careers. (2005) Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 21(2):441–466.
(Previous title: Reputation Effects in Electoral Competition.)

Other Publications

All Else Equal in Theory and Data (Big or Small), with Chris Berry and Ethan Bueno de Mesquita. (2015) PS: Political Science & Politics 48(1):89–94.

Voters’ Interests in Campaign Finance Regulation: Formal Models. (2012) The Political Economist.

Review of Timothy Besley’s Principled Agents?: The Political Economy of Good Government. (2008) Economica 75:607–608.

The Economics of Campaign Finance. (2008) In The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, 2e, Larry Blume and Steven Durlauf, eds. Palgrave Macmillan Publishers.