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LaTeX Dissertation Template for the University at Buffalo, SUNY

$\LaTeX$ Template for UB Thesis/Dissertation As I was preparing to consolidate what I have written into the first draft of my dissertation I began looking for a $\LaTeX$ template that already contained UB’s guidelines. This search was to no avail (unless someone knows otherwise?), so I began to look at other schools. I looked over a bunch and Penn […]

Media Bias and the Ability to Uncover the Truth

Media Bias Those of you familiar with my Wartime Elections model know that I assume the actor, I call the Media (M), to be “unbiased”. Specifically, Nature send a noisy signal to M, and M sends that “unbiased” but potentially noisy signal to the Electorate (E) about the “true” state of the war. You may already be thinking, […]

Prolonging Defeat (Wartime Elections)

Yesterday there was an interesting blog post by Phil Arena discussing how the costs of war are distributed within democracies. The idea behind distributing the costs of war is that, “By shielding the average voter from the worst of war’s ravages, which they can do through a variety of strategies, not the least of which is avoiding […]

Wartime Elections

Motivation How does war (or any highly significant policy) affect the electorate’s vote choice? Moreover, how do different signals regarding the state of the war (success or failure) help the electorate to form their belief about the incumbent’s war policy? The political science literature regarding the affect of war on elections has a long history, beginning with […]