Stephane Wolton

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government

Associate Professor

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

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Scholarly Papers (20)

1.

Are Biased Media Bad for Democracy?

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 27 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 21 Feb 2019
Stephane Wolton
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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omission bias, presentation bias, accountability, counterfactual

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Lobbying, Inside and Out: How Special Interest Groups Influence Policy Choices

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 17 Dec 2012 Last Revised: 25 Sep 2020
Stephane Wolton
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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special interest group, inside lobbying, outside lobbying, power, threat, promise

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After Citizens United: How Outside Spending Shapes American Democracy

Number of pages: 75 Posted: 17 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 21 Apr 2020
Nour Abdul-Razzak, Carlo Prato and Stephane Wolton
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 668 (43,757)
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Outside Spending, Salience, Interest Groups, Polarization

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Mass Purges: Top-Down Accountability in Autocracy

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 18 Jul 2016 Last Revised: 03 Feb 2019
Pablo Montagnes and Stephane Wolton
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 231 (149,384)
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Accountability, Effort, Selection, Violence

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Hierarchies and Promotions in Political Institutions: Accountability and Selection

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 13 Apr 2017
Pablo Montagnes, Junyan Jiang and Stephane Wolton
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy, Columbia University and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 224 (153,833)

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Tournaments, Optimal Hierarchies, Promotion, Selection, Effort

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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 208 (164,895)
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political failure, representation, information aggregation, intermediation

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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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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
Downloads 167 (200,901)
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Crises, Populism, Rational Inattention

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Rule Versus Discretion: Regulatory Uncertainty, Firm Investment, and Bureaucratic Organization

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 06 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 07 Mar 2016
Pablo Montagnes and Stephane Wolton
University of Chicago - Harris School of Public Policy and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 161 (207,165)

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Bureaucracy, Bureaucratic Organization, Regulatory Uncertainty, Rule, Discretion

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The Politician's Province

Number of pages: 34 Posted: 05 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 14 Dec 2017
William G. Howell and Stephane Wolton
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 151 (218,640)
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Authority, Executive, Policy-making, Tie Hands

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A Political Economy of Social Discrimination

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 18 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 17 Aug 2020
Torun Dewan and Stephane Wolton
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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burqa, minority, redistribution, identity politics

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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 143 (228,397)
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Engagement, Attention, Interest, Accountability, Democratic Responsiveness

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Executive Absolutism: The Dynamics of Authority Acquisition in a System of Separated Powers

Number of pages: 70 Posted: 23 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2020
William G. Howell, Kenneth Shepsle and Stephane Wolton
University of Chicago - Department of Political Science, Harvard University - Department of Government and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 120 (261,738)
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Authority, Executive Growh, Judicial Decision, Separation of Power, Federalist

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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 102 (293,422)
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Citizens United, Outside Spending, Supreme Court

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Cumulative Knowledge in the Social Sciences: The Case of Improving Voters’ Information

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 05 Sep 2018 Last Revised: 22 May 2020
Federica Izzo, Torun Dewan and Stephane Wolton
London School of Economics, Department of Government, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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Electoral Accountability, Accumulation of Knowledge, Comparability, Unbiased, Causal Inference

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Signaling in the Shadow of Conflict

Number of pages: 45 Posted: 25 Jan 2018 Last Revised: 08 Apr 2020
Stephane Wolton
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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war, international relations, information revelation, separation, costly miscalculations

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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
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Campaign cost, electoral competition, campaign finance

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Politics in Poor Places? Clientelism and Elections in Democracies

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 11 Jun 2020
Miriam A. Golden, Eugenia Nazrullaeva and Stephane Wolton
European University Institute, University of Glasgow and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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clientelism, patronage, economic development, elections

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Electoral Ambiguity and Political Representation

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Navin Kartik, Richard Van Weelden and Stephane Wolton
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics, University of Chicago - Department of Economics and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
Downloads 72 (362,812)
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Electoral ambiguity, Political Representation, Divergence, Close Elections

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Political Conflicts, the Role of Opposition Parties, and the Limits on Taxation

Journal of Theoretical Politics, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 21 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2018
Stephane Wolton
London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) - Department of Government
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taxation, opposition, coalition, inequality