Carlo Prato

Columbia University - Department of Political Science

Assistant Professor

7th Floor, International Affairs Bldg.

420 W. 118th Street

New York, NY 10027

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

After Citizens United: How Outside Spending Shapes American Democracy

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 17 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2020
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 977 (44,662)
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Outside Spending, Salience, Interest Groups, Polarization

2.

Wisdom of the Crowd? Information Aggregation in Representative Democracy

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 05 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2020
Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 394 (141,126)
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political failure, representation, information aggregation, intermediation

3.

Regulatory Cycles: A Political Economy Model

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 12 Mar 2018 Last Revised: 26 Jul 2021
Pooya Almasi, Jihad C. Dagher and Carlo Prato
Georgetown University - Department of Economics, Milken Institute and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 385 (144,833)
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Financial Regulation, Boom-Bust Cycles, Political Economy, Asymmetric and Private Information

4.

Procedural Choice in Majoritarian Organizations

Number of pages: 50 Posted: 01 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2013
Daniel Diermeier, Carlo Prato and Razvan Vlaicu
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 360 (156,016)
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procedural choice, procedural efficiency, procedural persistence, self-enforcing commitment

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Reference Points and Democratic Backsliding

Number of pages: 65 Posted: 05 Nov 2019 Last Revised: 12 Dec 2020
Edoardo Grillo and Carlo Prato
University of Padova, Department of Economics and Management and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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Democratic Backsliding, Authoritarianism, Reference Dependent Preferences

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The Hidden Cost of Direct Democracy: How Ballot Initiatives Affect Politicians' Selection and Incentives

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 12 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 26 Jun 2016
Carlo Prato and Bruno H. Strulovici
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Northwestern University
Downloads 300 (189,556)
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Direct Democracy, Initiatives, Political Agency, Referendum

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Electoral Competition and Policy Feedback Effects

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 23 Mar 2012 Last Revised: 18 Mar 2016
Carlo Prato
Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 298 (190,913)
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Property Ownership, Policy Feedback Effects, Redistribution

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Bending the Iron Law

Number of pages: 67 Posted: 11 Oct 2019 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2023
Giovanna Maria Invernizzi and Carlo Prato
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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Power Sharing, Party Organization, Political Contests

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Party Nomination Strategies in List Proportional Representation Systems

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 25 Jul 2019 Last Revised: 08 Jul 2020
University of Warwick - Department of Economics, Uppsala University - Department of Government, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Stockholm University - Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI)
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Candidate Selection, Proportional Representation, Party List

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Electoral Imbalances and Their Consequences

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 16 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 16 Jan 2017
Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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Elections, Attention, Imbalance, Reputation, Incumbency Advantage, Partisanship

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The Voters' Curses: Why We Need Goldilocks Voters

American Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2018
Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 197 (285,403)
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Engagement, Attention, Interest, Accountability, Democratic Responsiveness

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Theories of Democratic Backsliding

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 21 Nov 2023
University of Padova, Department of Economics and Management, University of Chicago, Department of Political Science, The University of Chicago and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
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Democratic backsliding, Formal theory, Constraints on the executive, Electoral manipulation

13.

Electoral Control and the Human Capital of Politicians

Games and Economic Behavior, Vol. 98, 2016
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 15 Sep 2013 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2016
Peter E. Buisseret and Carlo Prato
University of Warwick - Department of Economics and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 190 (294,864)
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Electoral Control, Competence, Political Representation, Multidistrict Elections

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Citizens United: A Theoretical Evaluation

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 06 Jun 2016
Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 185 (301,856)
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Citizens United, Outside Spending, Supreme Court

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Competing Principals? Legislative Representation in List Proportional Representation Systems

Number of pages: 102 Posted: 26 Jul 2017 Last Revised: 10 Nov 2020
Peter E. Buisseret and Carlo Prato
University of Warwick - Department of Economics and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 184 (303,245)
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Electoral Systems, Legislative Representation, List Proportional Representation

16.

Rational Ignorance, Populism, and Reform

Number of pages: 54 Posted: 16 Mar 2013 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2017
Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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Crises, Populism, Rational Inattention

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A Bargaining Model of Endogenous Procedures

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 13 May 2013 Last Revised: 22 May 2016
Daniel Diermeier, Carlo Prato and Razvan Vlaicu
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 147 (367,440)
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endogenous procedures, procedural bargaining, order-restricted preferences

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Campaign Cost and Electoral Accountability.

The Journal of the European Political Science Association (Political Science Research & Methods), Forthcoming
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 09 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2018
Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 125 (416,796)
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Campaign cost, electoral competition, campaign finance

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Self-Enforcing Partisan Procedures

Number of pages: 82 Posted: 19 Oct 2017 Last Revised: 05 May 2020
Daniel Diermeier, Carlo Prato and Razvan Vlaicu
Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Inter-American Development Bank
Downloads 104 (477,534)
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Legislative Procedures, Partisan Polarization, Political Parties, Congress

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Voting Behavior Under Proportional Representation

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 27 Feb 2019
Peter E. Buisseret and Carlo Prato
University of Warwick - Department of Economics and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 56 (679,878)
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Voting Behavior, List PR