Zachary Elkins

University of Texas, Austin

Associate Professor

158 W. 21st St. Stop A1800

Austin, TX 78712

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

23

DOWNLOADS
Rank 6,410

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 6,410

in Total Papers Downloads

7,319

SSRN CITATIONS
Rank 4,154

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 4,154

in Total Papers Citations

100

CROSSREF CITATIONS

187

Ideas:
“  These days I'm focused on a series of projects related to national constitutions, but distracted (pleasantly) by a wide range of other questions.  ”

Scholarly Papers (23)

Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?

Annual Review of Law and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 5, 2009
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2011
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago
Downloads 983 (23,971)
Citation 6

Abstract:

Loading...

Does the Process of Constitution-Making Matter?

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 5, pp. 201-223, 2009
Posted: 04 Jun 2010
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago

Abstract:

Loading...

2.
Downloads 971 ( 24,819)
Citation 1

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Cambridge University Press, 2009, U of Chicago Law & Economics, Olin Working Paper No. 511
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 18 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2010
Tom Ginsburg, James Melton and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 830 (30,574)

Abstract:

Loading...

constitutions, comparative law

The Endurance of National Constitutions

Number of pages: 11 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and James Melton
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration
Downloads 141 (223,030)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

3.

Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper No. 578961
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 22 Aug 2004
Zachary Elkins, Andrew T. Guzman and Beth A. Simmons
University of Texas, Austin, USC Gould School of Law and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 881 (28,517)
Citation 62

Abstract:

Loading...

Bilateral investment treaties, investment, FDI, diffusion

4.

Latin American Presidentialism in Comparative and Historical Perspective

Texas Law Review, Vol. 89, No. 7, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 361
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 01 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 08 Sep 2011
Jose Antonio Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
affiliation not provided to SSRN, University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 563 (52,085)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

constitutional law, presidencies, legal origins

Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

University of Illinois Law Review, Forthcoming, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-21
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 20 Jul 2007
Beth A. Simmons, Zachary Elkins and Andrew T. Guzman
University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas, Austin and USC Gould School of Law
Downloads 325 (99,910)
Citation 9

Abstract:

Loading...

Competing for Capital: The Diffusion of Bilateral Investment Treaties, 1960-2000

International Organization, Vol. 60, No. 4, pg. 811-846, October 2006
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 10 Mar 2010
Beth A. Simmons, Andrew T. Guzman and Zachary Elkins
University of Pennsylvania, USC Gould School of Law and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 156 (205,085)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

capital, diffusion, bilateral investment treaties

6.

On the Evasion of Executive Term Limits

William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 52, p. 1807, 2011, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 328
Number of pages: 66 Posted: 29 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 16 May 2011
Tom Ginsburg, James Melton and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 475 (64,566)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

7.

On the Interpretability of Law: Lessons from the Decoding of National Constitutions

British Journal of Political Science, FirstViewArticle, December 2012, University of Chicago Institute for Law & Economics Olin Research Paper No. 624
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 19 Dec 2012
James Melton, Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and Kalev Leetaru
University College London - School of Public Policy, University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University of Illinois
Downloads 458 (67,495)

Abstract:

Loading...

8.

Getting to Rights: Treaty Ratification, Constitutional Convergence, and Human Rights Practice

Harvard International Law Journal, Vol. 54, No. 1, 2013, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 434
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 22 Jul 2013
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and Beth A. Simmons
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University of Pennsylvania
Downloads 437 (71,433)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

9.

Commitment and Diffusion: How and Why National Constitutions Incorporate International Law

University of Illinois Law Review, No. 1, 2008, U. of St. Gallen Law & Economics Working Paper No. 2007-07
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 10 Jul 2007
Svitlana Chernykh, Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Department of Political Science, University of Chicago Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 375 (85,558)

Abstract:

Loading...

10.

Baghdad, Tokyo, Kabul,...: Constitution Making in Occupied States

William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming, Illinois Public Law Research Paper No. 07-07
Number of pages: 37 Posted: 22 Oct 2007
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 297 (110,955)

Abstract:

Loading...

11.

Beyond Presidentialism and Parliamentarism

British Journal of Political Science, Forthcoming, University of Chicago Coase-Sandor Institute for Law & Economics Research Paper No. 668, U of Chicago, Public Law Working Paper No. 450
Number of pages: 62 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Jose A. Cheibub, Zachary Elkins and Tom Ginsburg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Texas, Austin and University of Chicago Law School
Downloads 256 (129,780)
Citation 4

Abstract:

Loading...

12.

Imagining a World Without the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 22 Jul 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University College London - School of Public Policy
Downloads 254 (130,767)

Abstract:

Loading...

13.

The Citizen as Founder: Public Participation in Constitutional Approval

Temple Law Review, Vol. 81, 2008
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 11 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 14 Aug 2011
Tom Ginsburg, Zachary Elkins and Justin Blount
University of Chicago Law School, University of Texas, Austin and University of Illinois at Chicago
Downloads 216 (153,189)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

14.

Transparency in Qualitative Research: An Overview of Key Findings and Recommendations (Introduction to Working Paper Series: Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports)

Number of pages: 31 Posted: 07 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 02 Mar 2020
University of British Columbia (UBC), Technische Universität München (TUM) - School of Governance - Hochschule für Politik, Northwestern University, UC Berkeley, Brandeis University, Georgetown University - Department of Government, University of Louisville, Middlebury College, University of Texas, Austin, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Columbia University - Department of Political Science, University of Missouri, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick/Piscataway, University of Connecticut, University of Wisconsin - Madison - Department of Political Science, New York University (NYU), University of Montreal, University of New Mexico, Villanova University - Department of Political Science, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE), Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Indiana University - Department of Political Science, City University of New York - Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, Vassar College, University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Department of Political Science, George Washington University, University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Oregon, Northwestern University, Judd A. and Marjorie Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science, Students, Temple University - Department of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University, Cornell University - Department of Government, University of Toronto, Central European University (CEU), Hunter College, University of Sheffield, University of Wisconsin - Madison, American University - School of Public Affairs, Temple University, City College of New York, Division of Politics, Administration and Justice, Stockholm University - Department of Political Science, Colgate University, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers University, Newark, Utrecht University School of Governance, University of Chicago, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Yale University and Princeton University
Downloads 203 (163,088)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

qualitative methods, research transparency, research ethics, deliberation

15.

Ancillary Powers of Constitutional Courts

Texas Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 7, 2009
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 17 Dec 2012
Tom Ginsburg and Zachary Elkins
University of Chicago Law School and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 140 (223,779)

Abstract:

Loading...

16.

Are Patriots Bigots? An Inquiry into the Vices of In-Group Pride

American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, pp. 171-188, 2003
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 31 Aug 2011
Zachary Elkins and Rui J.P. de Figueiredo
University of Texas, Austin and University of California, Berkeley - Business & Public Policy Group
Downloads 76 (339,239)
Citation 12

Abstract:

Loading...

17.

On Waves, Clusters, and Diffusion: A Conceptual Framework

Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, No. 598, pp. 33-51, March 2005
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 05 Dec 2009
Beth A. Simmons and Zachary Elkins
University of Pennsylvania and University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 59 (387,808)
Citation 7

Abstract:

Loading...

political reform, economic reform, diffusion

18.

Content Analysis, Non-Automated

American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports, Report III.5 (2018)
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Zachary Elkins, Scott Spitzer and Jonas Tallberg
University of Texas, Austin, Division of Politics, Administration and Justice and Stockholm University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 50 (418,349)

Abstract:

Loading...

qualitative methods, research transparency, content analysis, coding, inter-coder reliability, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations

19.

Diffusion and the Constitutionalization of Europe

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 43, No. 8, p. 969, 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 02 Mar 2012
Zachary Elkins
University of Texas, Austin
Downloads 41 (453,189)

Abstract:

Loading...

democracy, democratization, diffusion, constitutional design, Europe

20.

Comments on Law and Versteeg's 'The Declining Influence of the United States Constitution'

New York University Law Review, Vol. 87, No. 762, 2012
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and University College London - School of Public Policy
Downloads 29 (508,927)

Abstract:

Loading...

constitution, american, review

21.

Constitute: The World's Constitutions to Read, Search, and Compare

Journal of Web Semantics First Look
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Jun 2018
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School, University College London - School of Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania, University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science and University of Texas at Austin - Department of Computer Science
Downloads 28 (514,301)

Abstract:

Loading...

Constitution, Search, RDB2RDF, Direct Mapping, R2RML, Ontology

22.

Summary: Non-Automated Content Analysis

American Political Science Association Organized Section for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations, Working Group Final Reports, Report III.5S (2018)
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 15 Feb 2019
Zachary Elkins, Scott Spitzer and Jonas Tallberg
University of Texas, Austin, Division of Politics, Administration and Justice and Stockholm University - Department of Political Science
Downloads 24 (537,484)

Abstract:

Loading...

qualitative methods, research transparency, content analysis, coding, inter-coder reliability, Qualitative Transparency Deliberations

23.

Military Occupations and Their Constitutional Residue

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Aug 2014
Zachary Elkins, Tom Ginsburg and James Melton
University of Texas, Austin, University of Chicago Law School and Central Michigan University - College of Business Administration
Downloads 22 (549,726)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

military, military history, constitutional law, law