Mattias Polborn

Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics

Professor

Box 1819 Station B

Nashville, TN 37235

United States

CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Poschinger Str. 5

Munich, DE-81679

Germany

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

32

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Scholarly Papers (32)

1.

Calibrating the World and the World of Calibration

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
Mattias Polborn
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Humor

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Political Polarization and the Electoral Effects of Media Bias

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1798
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 27 Mar 2006
Dan Bernhardt, Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 823 (54,125)
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Media bias, polarization, information aggregation, democracy

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Is Mandatory Voting Better than Voluntary Voting?

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Jul 2005 Last Revised: 08 Oct 2007
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 594 (82,487)
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Costly voting, mandatory voting, compulsory voting, externalities

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Investment Under Uncertainty in Dynamic Conflicts

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 18 Jul 2005
Mattias Polborn
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Political economy, dynamic lobbying, revolutions, rent-seeking

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Competition Between Specialized Candidates

American Political Science Review, Vol. 104, No. 4, pp. 745 -765, 2010
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 21 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 05 Jan 2011
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Issue ownership, differentiated candidates, policy divergence

Competition between Specialized Candidates

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2930
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Feb 2010
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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issue ownership, differentiated candidates, policy divergence

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Regulatory Adverse Selection in the Life Insurance Market

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 20 Jul 2005
Mattias Polborn, Michael Hoy and Asha Sadanand
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics, University of Guelph - Department of Economics and University of Guelph - Department of Economics
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insurance, information, adverse selection, genetic discrimination

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Primaries and the New Hampshire Effect

Journal of Public Economics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 01 Nov 2004
Tilman Klumpp and Mattias Polborn
University of Alberta, Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Elections, primaries, political campaigns

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Candidate Competition and Voter Learning in the 2000-2012 US Presidential Primaries

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Sep 2018
George Deltas and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Voting, primary elections, simultaneous versus sequential elections

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Paying Politicians

IGIER Working Paper No. 246
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 23 Dec 2003
Matthias Messner and Mattias Polborn
University of Cologne and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Citizen-candidate model, political economy, private provision of public goods, wage for politicians

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Competing for Recognition Through Public Good Provision

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1920
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Jan 2007
Mattias Polborn
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 154 (339,513)
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Public goods, private provision, clubs, competition

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Dynamic Lobbying Conflicts

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 21 Nov 2005
Mattias Polborn and Zaruhi Sahakyan
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Political economy, dynamic lobbying, rent-seeking

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Strategic Buying to Prevent Seller Exit

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 17 Aug 2005
C. Robert Clark and Mattias Polborn
HEC Montreal and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Strategic buying, seller exit

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Referendum Timing

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 07 May 2004
Mattias Polborn and Gerald Willmann
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Bielefeld University
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Referendum, timing problems, dynamic political economy

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Robust Political Equilibria Under Plurality and Runoff Rule

IGIER Working Paper No. 288
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 06 Nov 2005
Matthias Messner and Mattias Polborn
University of Cologne and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 107 (448,824)
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strategic voting, runoff rule, plurality rule, equilibrium refinement, trembling hand perfection, coalition-proofness

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Information and Crowding Externalities

Economic Theory, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Jul 2005
C. Robert Clark and Mattias Polborn
HEC Montreal and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Information, coordination, congestion

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Strong and Coalition - Proof Political Equilibria Under Plurality and Runoff Rule

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 10 Sep 2005
Mattias Polborn and Matthias Messner
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and University of Cologne
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Terrorism Prevention and Electoral Accountability

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2864
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 08 Dec 2009
Tiberiu Dragu and Mattias Polborn
New York University and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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terrorism, elections, accountability

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Political Competition between Differentiated Candidates

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 2560
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 08 Feb 2009
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Multidimensional policy, voting, issue ownership, normative analysis of political competition

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Elites or Masses? A Structural Model of Policy Divergence, Voter Sorting and Apparent Polarization in U.S. Presidential Elections, 1972-2008

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3752
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 05 Mar 2012
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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polarization, differentiated candidates, policy divergence, ideology, voter migration

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Majority-Efficiency and Competition-Efficiency in a Binary Policy Model

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 1958
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 27 Dec 2006
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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multidimensional policy, voting, citizen-candidate, normative analysis of political competition

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Optimal Agenda-Setter Timing

Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Apr 2006
Mattias Polborn and Gerald Willmann
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics and Bielefeld University
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Dynamic political economy, agenda-setter power, investment, timing problems

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Miscounts, Duverger's Law and Duverger's Hypothesis

IGIER Working Paper No. 380
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 09 Apr 2011
Matthias Messner and Mattias Polborn
University of Cologne and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Executive Discretion and Crisis Prevention: An Efficiency Rationale for Limitations on Executive Power

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Aug 2012
Tiberiu Dragu and Mattias Polborn
New York University and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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security, liberty, executive discretion, emergencies, terrorism

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The Option to Wait in Collective Decisions

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 02 Jan 2008
Matthias Messner and Mattias Polborn
University of Cologne and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Supermajority rules, learning, investment, option value

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Social Ideology and Taxes in a Differentiated Candidates Framework

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 3503
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 11 Jul 2011
Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 57 (647,998)
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differentiated candidates, policy divergence, ideology

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The Administrative Foundation of the Rule of Law

The Journal of Politics, 75 (4): 1038-1050, 2013
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 10 Jun 2017
Tiberiu Dragu and Mattias Polborn
New York University and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 53 (670,252)
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rule of law, legal limits, administrators, coordination

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The Value of Technology Improvements in Games with Externalities: A Fresh Look at Offsetting Behavior

CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4798
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 24 Jun 2014
Michael Hoy and Mattias Polborn
University of Guelph - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 42 (738,430)
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Competitive Gerrymandering and the Popular Vote

CEPR Discussion Paper No. DP15401
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 03 Nov 2020
Felix Bierbrauer and Mattias Polborn
University of Cologne - Center for Macroeconomic Research (CMR) and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Gerrymandering, legislative elections, redistricting

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The Rule of Law in the Fight against Terrorism

American Journal of Political Science 58 (2): 511-525
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 12 Jun 2017
Tiberiu Dragu and Mattias Polborn
New York University and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
Downloads 41 (745,404)
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terrorism, rule of law, human rights, repression, executive discretion

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Insecure Property Rights and the Missing Middle

CESifo Working Paper No. 7203
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Oct 2018
Aram Grigoryan and Mattias Polborn
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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property rights, rent-seeking, corruption, missing middle

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Incentives for Developing Defensive Technology: An Economic Analysis of the Safety Act

Number of pages: 15 Posted: 01 Aug 2022
Mattias Polborn
Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics
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Safety Act, liability limits, liability rules, negligence rule, terrorism

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The Value of Genetic Information in the Life Insurance Market

CES Working Paper No. 165
Posted: 06 Oct 1998
Michael Hoy and Mattias Polborn
University of Guelph - Department of Economics and Vanderbilt University - College of Arts and Science - Department of Economics

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