Jan Zilinsky

Political Science & Economics

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Working more efficiently with RStudio

For most of social science work Stata is all we "need". But it costs money, it's not friendly if you need to show model...

Voting patterns in 2016: Partisanship

Most partisans - Democrats and Republicans - voted for the candidate their own party nominated....

Can you believe the media? Evidence from 3 surveys

8,000 Americans were asked about the credibility of the media, as part of Voter Study Group, and the results suggest that there are still people...

Social science research with better data

A common problem in economic research is that a crucial variable is either not recorded, or it is not accurately captured. A typical example: when people...

Social Media as the New Public Address System

Pablo Barberá and Thomas Zeitzoff just published a new paper that documents how quickly governments/leaders have started adopting social media. They find that "the...

Innovation in protective bubbles

Facebook encourages people to collect "memories" in the same place. It can certainly be useful down the road to have a centralized repository, given...

Lustration after communism in Eastern Europe

Elections in Czechia are coming up and someone with proven contacts with the former secret police is projected to be the next prime minister.[1] (And...

Are we talking about anything other than the President?

Yesterday, many people were circulating this article: Trump challenges Tillerson to an ‘IQ test.’ The White House claims it was ‘a joke.’ - The Washington Post...

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