Thad Kousser

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science

Professor

9500 Gilman Drive

Code 0521

La Jolla, CA 92093-0521

United States

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Scholarly Papers (17)

1.

Reform and Representation: A New Method Applied to Recent Electoral Changes

Number of pages: 42 Posted: 04 May 2013 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2015
Thad Kousser, Justin Phillips and Boris Shor
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, Columbia University - Department of Political Science and University of Houston - Department of Political Science
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Abstract:

primaries, representation, elections, redistricting, polarization, MRP, ideal points, California

2.

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

U San Diego Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-02
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 194 (124,635)
Citation 12

Abstract:

initiatives, public policy, legislative authority, policymaking, social choice, public choice, direct democracy, crypto-intiatives, political machines, political action committee

3.

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)
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Citation 4

Abstract:

tax and expenditure limits, state politics, initiative, referenda, state budget, taxation

4.

Get Out the Vote by Mail? Evidence from a Natural/Field Experiment

Number of pages: 28 Posted: 14 May 2009
Kevin Arceneaux, Thad Kousser and Megan Mullin
Temple University - Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment
Downloads 129 (163,515)

Abstract:

field experiment, natural experiment, vote by mail

5.

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
Downloads 124 (183,615)
Citation 9

Abstract:

tax and expenditure limits, initiatives, referenda, agency problems, state politics

6.

Kingmakers or Cheerleaders? Party Power and the Causal Effects of Endorsements

EPSA 2013 Annual General Conference Paper 149
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 17 Jun 2013
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), University of Denver and Public Policy Institute of California
Downloads 62 (222,985)

Abstract:

endorsements, parties, California, primaries

Financing Direct Democracy: Revisiting the Research on Campaign Spending and Citizen Initiatives

Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Sep 2010
Duke University School of Law, La Sierra University and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
Downloads 48 (340,480)
Citation 3

Abstract:

campaign finance, initiatives, referendums, state government

Financing Direct Democracy: Revisiting the Research on Campaign Spending and Citizen Initiatives

NBER Working Paper No. w16356
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 13 Sep 2010
Duke University School of Law, La Sierra University and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
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Citation 3

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The Roots of Executive Power

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 52 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 19 Aug 2010
Thad Kousser and Justin Phillips
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Columbia University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 49 (311,758)
Citation 2

Abstract:

governor, bargaining, state government, veto, chief executive, agenda

9.

Get Out the Vote-by-Mail? A Randomized Field Experiment Testing the Effect of Mobilization in Traditional and Vote-by-Mail Precincts

APSA 2009 Toronto Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 13 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 14 Oct 2009
Kevin Arceneaux, Thad Kousser and Megan Mullin
Temple University - Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment
Downloads 49 (277,959)

Abstract:

Get Out The Vote, Campaigns, Voting-by-Mail, Social Rewards, Field Experiment, Natural Experiment

10.

Parties and Pork: Historical Evidence from the American States

APSA 2011 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2011
Gerald Gamm and Thad Kousser
University of Rochester - Department of Political Science and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
Downloads 38 (347,029)

Abstract:

pork, parties, states

11.

The Embattled Metropolis: Big Cities in American State Legislatures

APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2010
Gerald Gamm and Thad Kousser
University of Rochester - Department of Political Science and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
Downloads 36 (347,029)
Citation 1

Abstract:

state politics, local government

12.

Contingent Partisanship: When Party Labels Matter - and When They Don’t - in the Distribution of Pork in American State Legislatures

APSA 2013 Annual Meeting Paper, American Political Science Association 2013 Annual Meeting
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Aug 2013
Gerald Gamm and Thad Kousser
University of Rochester - Department of Political Science and University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science
Downloads 32 (253,360)

Abstract:

distributive politics, pork, partisan polarization, legislatures, parties, state politics

13.

Parties and Pork in the Emerging Fiscal State

APSA 2012 Annual Meeting Paper
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 15 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 16 Sep 2012
Thad Kousser and Gerald Gamm
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and University of Rochester - Department of Political Science
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Ideological Adaptation? The Survival Instinct of Threatened Legislators

Journal of Politics, Vol. 69, Issue 3, pp. 828-843, August 2007
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 11 Dec 2007
Thad Kousser, Jeffrey B. Lewis and Seth E. Masket
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
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Citation 7
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Lobbying at the Water's Edge: The Corporate Foreign Policy Lobby

Number of pages: 36 Posted: 04 Nov 2015
UCSD School of Global Policy and Strategy, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and UC San Diego, School of Global Policy and Strategy
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Does Voting by Mail Increase Participation? Using Matching to Analyze a Natural Experiment

Political Analysis, Vol. 15, Issue 4, pp. 428-445, 2007
Posted: 18 Aug 2009
Thad Kousser and Megan Mullin
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and Duke University - Nicholas School for the Environment

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The Complicated Impact of One Person, One Vote on Political Competition and Representation

North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 80, 2002
Posted: 17 Jul 2002
Nathaniel Persily, Thad Kousser and Patrick Egan
Columbia Law School, University of California, San Diego (UCSD) - Department of Political Science and University of California, Berkeley - Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science

Abstract:

one person, one vote, legislative redistricting, electoral competition, legislative representation, control of state legislatures, reapportionment