Mathew D. McCubbins

Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

Ruth F. De Varney Professor of Political Science and Professor of Law

210 Science Drive

Box 90362

Durham, NC 27708

United States

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1.

Political Structure and Economic Policy: The Institutional Determinants of Policy Outcomes

PRESIDENTS, PARLIAMENTS, AND POLICY, Cambridge University Press, 2000
Number of pages: 75 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins
Stanford University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 1,688 (12,338)
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Economic Policy, institutions, policy outcomes, incentives, capabilities, veto players, public goods

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A Theory of Political Control and Agency Discretion

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 33, No. 3, August 1989
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Randall Calvert, Mathew D. McCubbins and Barry R. Weingast
Washington University in St. Louis - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Downloads 884 (32,633)
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delegation, agency loss, congress, bureaucracy

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The Judiciary and the Role of Law: A Positive Political Theory Perspective

HANDBOOK ON POLITICAL ECONOMY, B. Weingast & D. Wittman, eds., Oxford University Press, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-33
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 11 Jan 2006
Daniel B. Rodriguez and Mathew D. McCubbins
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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positive political theory, statutory interpretation, administrative law, judicial independence

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Going Cognitive: Tools for Rebuilding the Social Sciences

GROUNDING SOCIAL SCIENCES IN COGNITIVE SCIENCES, Chapter 14. pp. 387-414, Ron Sun, ed., Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 2012
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 22 Dec 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
Downloads 819 (36,207)
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rational choice, cognitive science, heuristics, agency, methodology, game theory, payoff, reason, vignette, survey

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Rationality and the Foundations of Positive Political Theory

Rebaiasan [Leviathan], Vol. 19, pp. 7-32, Autumn 1996
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Mathew D. McCubbins and Michael F. Thies
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Political Science
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rational choice, positive political theory, rationality assumption, strategic behavior, theory-building

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The Mythology of Game Theory

Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling, & Prediction, Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 01-12
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 06 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 09 May 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 626 (52,000)

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game theory, human behavior, Nash equilibrium, economics, Trust game, prediction markets

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The Rule of Law Unplugged

U of Texas Law, Public Law Research Paper No. 158
Number of pages: 88 Posted: 05 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2010
Mathew D. McCubbins, Daniel B. Rodriguez and Barry R. Weingast
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
Downloads 618 (52,904)
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rule of law

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Lost in Translation: Social Choice Theory is Misapplied Against Legislative Intent

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 14 Apr 2004
Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 539 (62,811)
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Statutory interpretation, legislative intent, general possibility theorem, game theory

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Agenda Power in the U.S. House of Representatives, 1877 to 1986

PARTIES, PROCEDURE AND POLICY: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF CONGRESS, David W. Brady, Mathew D. McCubbins, eds., Stanford University Press, 2002
Number of pages: 70 Posted: 27 Jul 2007
Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins
Stanford University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 511 (67,090)

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party government, congress, legislative agenda, congressional history

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The Political Economy of Law: Decision-Making by Judicial, Legislative, Executive and Administrative Agencies

Law and Economics Handbook, A. Mitchell Polinsky, Stephen Shavel, eds., North Holland, 2007
Number of pages: 165 Posted: 30 Jun 2008 Last Revised: 11 Jun 2017
McNollgast, Mathew D. McCubbins, Roger G. Noll and Barry R. Weingast
Duke University - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science
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Against Game Theory

Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 1-16, 2015, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2015-25
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 16 Jun 2015
Gale Lucas, Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
University of Southern California, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
Downloads 457 (77,048)
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Game Theory, Economics, Choice, Behavioral Game Theory, Cognitive Science

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Knowing When to Trust Others: An ERP Study of Decision Making After Receiving Information from Unknown People

Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 23-34
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 25 Aug 2007 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2009
Cheryl Boudreau, Mathew D. McCubbins and Seana Coulson
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 445 (79,460)

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trust, communication, game theory, social neuroscience, institution, learning, P3, lying, penalty, experiment, ERP, EEG, brain, cognition

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When Voters Make Laws: How Direct Democracy is Shaping American Cities

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C07-14, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 07-13, Journal Public Works Policy and Management, Summer 2008
Number of pages: 59 Posted: 27 May 2008 Last Revised: 16 Nov 2013
Elizabeth Garrett and Mathew D. McCubbins
USC Gould School of Law and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 427 (83,436)

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Concepts of Law

Southern California Law Review. Volume 86, Issue 3, 517-572, 2013
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 23 Oct 2013 Last Revised: 31 Oct 2013
Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
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The Theory of Minds Within the Theory of Games

Proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2012
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 May 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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Behavioral game theory, experiments, cognition, Trust, Dictator, Donation, Prediction Markets

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What Statutes Mean: Interpretive Lessons from Positive Theories of Communication and Legislation

San Diego Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2007
Number of pages: 51 Posted: 05 Jul 2007
University of California, Davis, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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statutory interpretation, communication, legislation, statute, intentionalism

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Can We Build Behavioral Game Theory?

Number of pages: 13 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 20 Jul 2013
Gale Lucas, Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
University of Southern California, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
Downloads 381 (95,247)
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When Does Deliberating Improve Decisionmaking?

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Vol. 15, 2006, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-47, 1st Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 04 May 2006
Mathew D. McCubbins and Daniel B. Rodriguez
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 320 (115,774)

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deliberation, cemocratic decisionmaking, experimental

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The Dilemma of Direct Democracy

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 10-3, Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy, Vol. 9, No. 4
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 03 Mar 2010 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2010
Craig M. Burnett, Elizabeth Garrett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University, USC Gould School of Law and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 317 (116,933)
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direct democracy, voter competence, initiatives, referenda

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Who Controls? Information and the Structure of Legislative Decision Making

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 3, August 1994
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 277 (134,754)
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legislatures, policy making, delegation, information, legislative decision making

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Agenda Power in the U.S. Senate, 1877 to 1986

PARTIES, PROCEDURE AND POLICY: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF CONGRESS, David W. Brady & Mathew D. McCubbins, eds., Stanford University Press, 2002
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Andrea Campbell, Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins
affiliation not provided to SSRN, Stanford University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Senate, Agenda control, congress, cartel agenda model, parties

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Proposition 13 and the California Fiscal Shell Game

USC CLEO Research Paper No. C10-16, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 10-19
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 08 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2013
Colin H. McCubbins and Mathew D. McCubbins
The Palate App Corporation and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 250 (149,571)
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Proposition 13, California, Taxes, Expenditures, Tax Limitations

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Nothing But the Truth? Experiments on Adversarial Competition, Expert Testimony, and Decision Making

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 751-789
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 17 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2009
Cheryl Boudreau and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Davis and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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competition, expert testimony, juror, adversarial legal system, decision making, institution, trust

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Statutory Interpretation and the Intentional(Ist) Stance

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, Vol. 38, 2005, San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-31
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Jan 2006
Daniel B. Rodriguez, Mathew D. McCubbins and Cheryl Boudreau
Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Davis
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statutory interpretation

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Social Choice, Crypto-Initiatives and Policy Making by Direct Democracy

Number of pages: 44 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Thad Kousser and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 224 (166,281)
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initiatives, public policy, legislative authority, policymaking, social choice, public choice, direct democracy, crypto-intiatives, political machines, political action committee

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Competition in the Courtroom: When Does Expert Testimony Improve Jurors' Decisions?

3rd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Papers
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 16 Apr 2008 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2009
Cheryl Boudreau and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Davis and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 218 (170,585)
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institution, expert, testimony, competition, jury, sophistication, adversarial, legal, trust

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Connected Coordination: Network Structure and Group Coordination

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Aug 2008 Last Revised: 01 Mar 2009
Mathew D. McCubbins, Ramamohan Paturi and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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networks, coordinatinon, experiments, human behavior

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The Judge as a Fly on the Wall: Interpretive Lessons from the Positive Political Theory of Legislation

Number of pages: 68 Posted: 22 Apr 2005
Cheryl Boudreau, Mathew D. McCubbins and Daniel B. Rodriguez
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
Downloads 203 (182,361)
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statutory interpretation, positive political theory, political economy of legislation

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Designing Bureaucratic Accountability

Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 57, No. 1, 1994
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 30 Jul 2007
Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 198 (186,688)
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institutional design, law-making, policy making, democracy, bureaucracy, acountability

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When Does the Ballot Box Limit the Budget? Politics and Spending Limits in California, Colorado, Utah and Washington

FISCAL CHALLENGES: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO BUDGET POLICY, Elizabeth Garrett, Elizabeth Graddy, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2007
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 27 Jul 2007
Thad Kousser, Mathew D. McCubbins and Kaj Rozga
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
Downloads 193 (190,992)
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tax and expenditure limits, state politics, initiative, referenda, state budget, taxation

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When Institutions Induce Trust: Insights from EEG and Timed-Response Experiments

Experiments in Political Science 2008 Conference Paper
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 30 Mar 2009
Cheryl Boudreau, Seana Coulson and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Davis, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 192 (191,898)
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trust, institution, decision, EEG, neuroscience, experiment, reaction time, cognition

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Canonical Construction and Statutory Revisionism: The Strange Case of the Appropriations Canon

Number of pages: 60 Posted: 24 Feb 2005
Mathew D. McCubbins and Daniel B. Rodriguez
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law
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positive politcal theory, legislative interpretation, legislative canons, appropriations process, statutory interpretation

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Agenda Power in Brazil's Camara Dos Deputados, 1989-98

World Politics, Vol. 55, pp. 550-78, July 2003
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Gary W. Cox, Mathew D. McCubbins and Octavio Amorim Neto
Stanford University, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 191 (192,804)
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agenda control, Camara dos Deputados, legislatures, legislative agenda, Brazil

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The Challenge of Flexible Intelligence for Models of Human Behavior

Technical Report of Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, Spring Symposium, 2012, Marshall School of Business Working Paper No. FBE 03-12
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 19 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 09 May 2012
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 184 (199,261)

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game theory, economics, human behavior, experiments

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Courts, Congress and Public Policy, Part I: The Fda, the Courts and the Regulation of Tobacco

San Diego Legal Studies Paper No. 07-42
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 08 Apr 2006
Mathew D. McCubbins and Jeffrey R. Lax
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 183 (200,242)
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regulation, political economy, food and drug

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Agenda Power in the Japanese House of Representatives

Japanese Journal of Political Science, Vol. 1, pp. 1-21, 2000
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Gary W. Cox, Mikitaka Masuyama and Mathew D. McCubbins
Stanford University, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 181 (202,139)
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Japan, House of Representatives, agenda control, legislative agenda, legislatures

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From Competition to Competence? Theory and Experiments Regarding Deliberation, Expertise, and Decision Making

2nd Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 29 Jun 2007 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2008
Cheryl Boudreau and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Davis and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 179 (204,122)
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deliberation, learning, competition, experts, experiment, competence

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Politics, Institutions, and Outcomes: Electricity Regulation in Argentina and Chile

Policy Reform, Vol. 1, pp. 357-387, 1996
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 25 Jul 2007
William Heller and Mathew D. McCubbins
State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Utility regulation, Hold-up problem, political risk, regulatory commitment, regulatory predictability, Argentina, Chile

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Testing the Foundations of Quantal Response Equilibrium

Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling & Prediction, 2013
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Jan 2013
Mathew D. McCubbins, Mark B. Turner and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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bounded rationality, human behavior, Nash equilibrium, behavioral game theory, strategic uncertainty, social preferences, Quantal Response Equilibrium

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Building a New Rationality from the New Cognitive Neuroscience

in Riccardo Viale and Konstantinos Katsikopoulos (eds.) Handbook on Bounded Rationality, Routledge Publishing House (Forthcoming), Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2018-52
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 03 Aug 2018
Colin H. McCubbins, Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
The Palate App Corporation, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
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Game theory, neuroscience, cognitive science, theory of mind, behavioral game theory

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Agenda Power in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, 1988-2000

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 05 Oct 2007
Gary W. Cox, William Heller and Mathew D. McCubbins
Stanford University, State University of New York (SUNY) - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Italy, Chamber of Deputies, Agenda Control, Roll Rates, Legislatures

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The Motion to Recommit in the U.S. House of Representatives

PARTY, PROCESS, AND POLITICAL CHANGE IN CONGRESS: FURTHER NEW PERSPECTIVES ON THE HISTORY OF CONGRESS, Chapter 19, Stanford University Press, 2007
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 30 Jul 2007
Gary W. Cox, Chris Den Hartog and Mathew D. McCubbins
Stanford University, California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 146 (242,311)

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motion to recommit, House of Representatives, Congress, Rules, majority party, minority party

Presidential Influence on Congressional Appropriations Decisions

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 32, No. 3, pp. 713-736, August 1988
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 28 Aug 2007
D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Congress, President, Veto, appropriations, expenditures

Presidential Influence on Congressional Appropriations Decisions

Posted: 02 Jul 2008
D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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The Complex Links between Governance and Biodiversity

Conservation Biology, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 May 2005 Last Revised: 23 May 2011
Christopher B. Barrett, Clark Gibson, B. Hoffman and Mathew D. McCubbins
Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Conservation policy, governance, corruption, elephants, forests, politics, environmental policy, biodiversity

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The Problem with Being Special: Democratic Values and Special Assessments

Number of pages: 55 Posted: 06 Oct 2008 Last Revised: 09 Feb 2009
Vladimir Kogan and Mathew D. McCubbins
Ohio State University (OSU) - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Special benefit assessments, municipal finance, Proposition 13, agenda control, gerrymandering

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Courts, Congress, and Public Policy, Part II: The Impact of the Reapportionment Revolution on Urban and Rural Interests

Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 199-218, 2006
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 15 Mar 2007
Jeffrey R. Lax and Mathew D. McCubbins
Columbia University - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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courts, congress, public policy, law, impact, reapportionment, elections

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When is Delegation Abdication?: How Citizens Use Institutions to Help Delegation Succeed

European Journal of Political Research, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2000
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 136 (256,515)
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delegation, abdication, principal-agent problem, information problems

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Bonding, Structure and the Stability of Political Parties: Party Government in the House

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 19, No. 2, pp. 215-231, May 1994
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 26 Jul 2007
Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins
Stanford University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Political Parties, stability, instability, party government, House of Representatives, Congress, party caucus

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For Whom the TEL Tolls: Can State Tax and Expenditure Limits Effectively Reduce Spending?

Number of pages: 49 Posted: 11 Jun 2008
Thad Kousser, Mathew D. McCubbins and Ellen Seljan
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Lewis & Clark College
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tax and expenditure limits, initiatives, referenda, agency problems, state politics

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Agenda Control in the Bundestag, 1980-2002

German Politics, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2006
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 23 Jul 2007
William Chandler, Gary W. Cox and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, Stanford University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Germany, Parliament, Bundestag, agenda control, legislative agenda, legislatures

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What Do You Know? Comparing Political and Consumer Knowledge

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 25 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 12 Sep 2010
Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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political behavior, voter competence, political knowledge, consumer knowledge

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The Blind Leading the Blind: Who Gets Polling Information and Does it Improve Decisions?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 08 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2009
Cheryl Boudreau and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Davis and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
Downloads 105 (309,091)
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poll, sophistication, voter, decision-making, heuristic, cue, experiment, majority, trust

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Irrational Beliefs, Rational Actions: Understanding Subjects' Behavior in a Laboratory Experiment

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 07 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Mathew D. McCubbins and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
Downloads 97 (325,692)
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Trusting Your Beliefs: Understanding Beliefs and Behavior in a Trust Game

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 01 Nov 2011
Mathew D. McCubbins and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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trust, game theory, belief elicitation, experimental design

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Making Mountains of Debt Out of Molehills: The Pro-Cyclical Implications of Tax and Expenditure Limitations

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 19 May 2010
Mathew D. McCubbins and Ellen Seljan
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Lewis & Clark College
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tax and expenditure limits, tax elasticity, state and local revenue policy

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Making Talk Cheap (and Problems Easy): How Political and Legal Institutions Can Facilitate Consensus

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 25 Feb 2010 Last Revised: 30 Jun 2010
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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The Dual Path Initiative Framework

USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 06-14
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 19 Jul 2006
Elizabeth Garrett and Mathew D. McCubbins
USC Gould School of Law and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Congress, the Courts, and Public Policy: Consequences of the One Man, One Vote Rule.

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 32 No. 2, May 1988
Posted: 28 Aug 2007
Mathew D. McCubbins and Thomas Schwartz
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Political Science
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congress, courts, public policy, one man, one vote, redistricting

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Direct Democracy, Indirect Results: When Does Government Limit the Impact of Voter Initiatives?

The Journal of Politics, Vol. 66, No. 1, pp. 43-68, 2004
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Elisabeth R. Gerber, Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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initiative process, elections, direct democracy, voting, referenda, initiatives

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Preference Coherence

Number of pages: 39 Posted: 24 Oct 2009 Last Revised: 02 Nov 2009
Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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preference formation, preference construction, voting, scaling

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As a Matter of Factions: The Budgetary Implications of Shifting Factional Control in Japan's LDP

Legislative Studies Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 293-328, August 1997
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 25 Jul 2007
Michael F. Thies and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Liberal Democratic Party, Japan, budgetary policy, public goods, pork-barrel

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The Elements of Protest: Combining Coordination, Cooperation, and Communication in the Lab

Prepared for American Political Science Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 29, 2012
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 21 Sep 2012
Daniel P. Enemark, Mathew D. McCubbins and Nicholas Weller
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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collective action, experiments, networks, communication, coordination

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The Effect of Holding Office on the Behavior of Politicians

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Apr 2013 Last Revised: 11 Apr 2013
Daniel P. Enemark, Clark Gibson, Mathew D. McCubbins and Brigitte Seim
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill
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Experiments, Regression Discontinuity Designs, Behavioral Games, Institutions, Trust Game, Reciprocity, Africa

64.

Cheating on Their Taxes: When are Tax Limitations Effective at Limiting State Taxes, Expenditures, and Budgets?

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 31 Mar 2014
Colin H. McCubbins and Mathew D. McCubbins
The Palate App Corporation and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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direct initiatives, taxes, synthetic control method, fiscal behavior, agency theory

District Medians and Median Districts: Electoral Adaptation in Post 1994 Japan

APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 15 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2012
Frances McCall Rosenbluth, Mathew D. McCubbins and Kyohei Yamada
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and International University of Japan
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electoral adaptation, median voter, median district, electoral competition, business cycles

District Medians and Median Districts: Electoral Adaptation in Post 1994 Japan

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper, American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Aug 2013
Frances McCall Rosenbluth, Mathew D. McCubbins and Kyohei Yamada
Yale University - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and International University of Japan
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Nashbots: How Political Scientists Have Underestimated Human Rationality, and How to Fix It

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2017-10
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 28 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 08 Feb 2017
Daniel P. Enemark, Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
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Are Individuals Fickle-Minded?

Number of pages: 18 Posted: 26 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 28 Dec 2013
Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
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Opting in or Opting Out: The Conditions for Developing Consensus

CELS 2009 4th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies Paper
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 16 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2010
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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consensus, experiments, political communication

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Policy Components of Arms Competition

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 27, No. 3, pp. 385-406, August 1983
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Jul 2007
Mathew D. McCubbins
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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arms, arms competition, armament choice, foreign policy, United States, USSR

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Sex and the Ballot Box: Perception of Ballot Measures Regarding Same-Sex Marriage and Abortion in California

Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2012
Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Direct Democracy, Constitutional Initiatives, Voting, Proposition 8

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Collective Action in the Wild

The Extended Theory of Conceptual Creativity. Pennisi, Antonio & Alessandra Falzone, editors. (Perspectives in Pragmatics, Philosophy & Psychology). Chapter 6. Springer, 2020., Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2019-47
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 08 Jul 2019
Mathew D. McCubbins and Mark B. Turner
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science
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decision-making, game theory, predictability, dynamical cognition, conceptual blending

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Can We Think Locally, Act Globally? Understanding When Local Information Can Facilitate Global Coordination

Number of pages: 33 Posted: 20 Nov 2010 Last Revised: 15 Sep 2016
University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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coordination, collective action, experiments, networks

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Cheap, Easy, or Connected: The Conditions for Creating Group Coordination

Southern California Law Review, Vol. 86, 2013, Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 14-04
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 11 Nov 2013 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2016
Mathew D. McCubbins, Daniel B. Rodriguez and Nicholas Weller
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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coordination, consensus, institutional design, experiments

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Selves and Choices

Reti, saperi, linguaggi: Italian Journal of Cognitive Sciences. (2020) 5:1. pages 47-58. doi: 10.12832/90970. , Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2020-25
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 May 2020
Mark B. Turner and Mathew D. McCubbins
Case Western Reserve University - Department of Cognitive Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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game theory, blending, cognitive neuroscience, equilibrium, personal identity, other minds

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When Common Wisdom Is Neither Common Nor Wisdom: Exploring Voters’ Limited Use of Endorsements on Three Ballot Measures

Minnesota Law Review, Volume 57, Number 5
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 05 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 19 May 2013
Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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direct democracy, endorsements, initiative, referendum, same-sex marriage, term-limits

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Neighborhoods by Assessment: An Analysis of Non-Ad Valorem Financing in California

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2016-37
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 14 Jun 2016
Mathew D. McCubbins and Ellen Seljan
Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University and Lewis & Clark College
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Non-Ad Valorem Assessments, Special Assessments, Parcel Taxes, Mello Roos Taxes, California, Local Government Finance, Proposition 13

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Marriage on the Ballot: An Analysis of Same-Sex Marriage Referendums in North Carolina, Minnesota, and Washington During the 2012 Elections

Chapman Law Review, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2016
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 31 Aug 2016
Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Gaming Direct Democracy: How Voters’ Views of Job Performance Interact with Elite Endorsements of Ballot Measures

Number of pages: 12 Posted: 23 Mar 2013
Craig M. Burnett and Mathew D. McCubbins
Hofstra University and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University
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Direct democracy, cues, endorsements, referendum

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Making Talk Cheap (and Problems Easy): How Legal and Political Institutions Can Facilitate Consensus

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 7, Issue 4, pp. 868-885, 2010
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 03 Jan 2011
University of California, Davis, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law and University of California, Riverside (UCR)
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State and Local Government Finance: The New Fiscal Ice Age

Annual Review of Political Science, Vol. 17, pp. 105-122, 2014
Posted: 21 May 2014
D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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Coordinated Cooperation: The Effect of Network Structure on Coordination with Costly Actions

APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper
Posted: 16 Jul 2012
Nicholas Weller, Daniel P. Enemark and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of California, Riverside (UCR), University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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Congressional Appropriations and the Electoral Connection

Posted: 07 Jul 2008
D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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Appropriations Decisions as a Bilateral Bargaining Game between President and Congress

Posted: 07 Jul 2008
D. Roderick Kiewiet and Mathew D. McCubbins
California Institute of Technology - Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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The Political Origins of the Administrative Procedure Act

Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. 180-217, 1999
Posted: 29 Feb 2008 Last Revised: 18 Feb 2017
McNollgast, Mathew D. McCubbins, Roger G. Noll and Barry R. Weingast
Duke University - Department of Political Science, Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University, Stanford University - Department of Economics and Stanford University, Department of Political Science

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Learning from Oversight: Fire Alarms and Police Patrols Reconstructed

Posted: 11 May 2000
Arthur Lupia and Mathew D. McCubbins
University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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Revisiting the Links between Governance and Biodiversity Loss: A Reply to Smith Et Al.

Conservation Biology, 2007
Posted: 24 May 2011
Cornell University - Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics & Management, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, World Bank and Department of Political Science and Law School, Duke University

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