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Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Pasquetto, Irene V., Eaman Jahani, Alla Baranovsky, and Matthew A. Baum. "Understanding Misinformation on Mobile Instant Messengers (MIMs) in Developing Countries." May 2020.
Schwarz, Susanne, Matthew A. Baum, and Dara Kay Cohen. "(Sex) Crime and Punishment in the #MeToo Era: How the Public Views Rape." Political Behavior (May 2020).
De Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, Matthew A. Baum, Adam J. Berinsky, and Teppei Yamamoto. "Persuading the Enemy: Estimating the Persuasive Effects of Partisan Media with the Preference-Incorporating Choice and Assignment Design." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 902-916.
Knox, Dean, Teppei Yamamoto, Matthew A. Baum, and Adam J. Berinsky. "Design, Identification, and Sensitivity Analysis for Patient Preference Trials." Journal of the American Statistical Association 114.528 (October 2019): 1532-1546.
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, Matthew A. Baum, and Adam J. Berinsky. "Polarization and Media Usage: Disentangling Causality." The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Persuasion. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Young, Dannagal G., Matthew A. Baum, and Duncan Prettyman. "vMOBilize: Gamifying Civic Learning and Political Engagement in a Classroom Context." Journal of Political Science Education (May 2019): 1-23.
Baum, Matthew A., Bryce J. Dietrich, Rebecca Goldstein, and Maya Sen. "Estimating the Effect of Asking About Citizenship on the US Census: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-015, April 2019.
Baum, Matthew A., Dara Kay Cohen, Susanne Schwarz, and Yuri Zhukov. "The Way Kavanaugh’s Supporters Are Talking About Sexual Assault Allegations Can Be Dangerous, Our New Study Finds." The Washington Post: The Monkey Cage, September 27, 2018.
Baum, Matthew A., Dara Kay Cohen, and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 13.3 (September 2018): 263-289.
Lazer, David M.J., Matthew A. Baum, Yochai Benkler, Adam J. Berinsky, Kelly M. Greenhill, Filippo Menczer, Miriam J. Metzger, Brendan Nyhan, Gordon Pennycook, David Rothschild, Michael Schudson, Steven A. Sloman, Cass R. Sunstein, Emily A. Thorson, Duncan J. Watts, and Jonathan L. Zittrain. "The Science of Fake News." Science 359.6380 (March 2018): 1094-1096.
Baum, Matthew A. "Report on Network Sunday Morning Talk Show Content and Ratings, Comparing 1983, 1999, and 2015." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-041, September 2017.
Mele, Nicco, David Lazer, Matthew Baum, Nir Grinberg, Lisa Friedland, Kenneth Joseph, Will Hobbs, and Carolina Mattsson. "Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action." May 2017.
Baum, Matthew A. "Reporting Bias and Information Warfare." International Studies Association Annual Convention, March 2016.
Groeling, Tim, and Matthew A. Baum. "The Longest War Story: Elite Rhetoric, News Coverage, and The U.S. War in Afghanistan." Strategic Narratives, Public Opinion, and War: Winning Domestic Support for the Afghan War. Ed. Beatrice de Graaf, George Dimitriu, and Jens Ringsmose. Routledge, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Philip B.K. Potter. "No One Talks about Democratization Anymore. Is There a Better Policy?" Monkey Cage (Washington Post.com), July 5, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Philip B.K. Potter. War and Democratic Constraint: How the Public Influences Foreign Policy. Princeton University Press, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Where You Stand Depends on Where You Sit...While Reading the Paper: Reporting Bias in Democracies and Autocracies." Political Communication Report, 25.1, April 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Yuri Zhukov. "News Coverage of Civil Conflict is Biased in Both Democracies and Autocracies." Monkey Cage (WashingtonPost.com), February 26, 2015.
Baum, Matthew A., and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Filtering Revolution: Reporting Bias in International Newspaper Coverage of the Libyan Civil War." Journal of Peace Research (February 2015): 1-17.
Philip B. K. Potter, and Matthew A. Baum. "Information, Popular Constraint, and the Democratic Peace." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-015, March 2014.
Potter, Philip B.K., and Matthew A. Baum. "Looking for Audience Costs in all the Wrong Places: Electoral Institutions, Media Access, and Democratic Constraint." The Journal of Politics 76.1 (January 2014): 167-181.
Hancock, Kathleen J., Matthew A. Baum, and Marijke Breuning. "Women and Pre-Tenure Scholarly Productivity in International Studies: An Investigation into the Leaky Career Pipeline." International Studies Perspective 14.4 (November 2013): 507–527.
Groeling, Tim, and Matthew Baum. "Partisan News Before Fox: Newspaper Partisanship and Partisan Polarization, 1881- 1972." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP13-035, September 2013.
Baum, Matthew A. "The Iraq Coalition of the Willing and (Politically) Able: Party Systems, the Press, and Public Influence on Foreign Policy." American Journal of Political Science 57.2 (April 2013): 442-458.
Baum, Matthew A. "The Iraq Coalition of the Willing and (Politically) Able: Party Systems, the Press, and Public Influence on Foreign Policy." American Journal of Political Science (published online, November 28, 2012).
Baum, Matthew A. "Partisan Media and Attitude Polarization: The Case of Healthcare Reform." Regulatory Breakdown The Crisis of Confidence in U.S. Regulation. Ed. Cary Coglianese. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012, 118-142.
Baum, Matthew A. "Preaching to the Choir or Converting the Flock: Presidential Communication Strategies in the Age of Three Medias." iPolitics: Citizens, Elections, and Governing in the New Media Age. Ed. Richard Fox and Jennifer M. Ramos. Cambridge University Press, 2012, 183-205.
Baum, Matthew A. "Red State, Blue State, Flu State: Media Self-Selection and Partisan Gaps in Swine Flu Vaccinations." Journal of Health Politics 36.6 (December 2011): 1021-1059.
Baum, Matthew A. "Media, Public Opinion, and Presidential Leadership." New Directions in Public Opinion. Ed. Adam Berinsky. Routledge, 2011, 258-270.
Baum, Matthew A., and Angela Jamison. "Soft News and The Four Oprah Effects." Oxford Handbook of American Public Opinion and the Media. Ed. George C. Edwards, Lawrence R. Jacobs, and Robert Y. Shapiro. Oxford University Press, 2011, 121-137.
Baum, Matthew A. "Red, Blue, and the Flu: Media Self-Selection and Partisan Gaps in Swine Flu Vaccinations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP11-010, January 2011.
Potter, Philip B. K., and Matthew A. Baum. "Democratic Peace, Domestic Audience Costs, and Political Communication." Political Communication 27.4 (October-December 2010): 453-470.
Baum, Matthew A. "Trust and Perception: Powerful Factors in Assessing News About War." Nieman Reports. Fall 2010, 71-72.
Baum, Matthew A. "Reality Asserts Itself: Public Opinion on Iraq and the Elasticity of Reality." International Organization 64.3 (2010): 443-479.
Baum, Matthew A., and Tim J. Groeling. War Stories: The Causes and Consequences of Public Views of War. Princeton University Press, 2010.
Groeling, Tim, and Matthew A. Baum. "Journalists’ Incentives and Media Coverage of Elite Foreign Policy Evaluations." Conflict Management and Peace Science 26.5 (November 2009): 437-470.
Baum, Matthew A., and Henry R. Nau. "Foreign Policy Views and U.S Standing in the World." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP09-028, September 2009.
Baum, Matthew A., and Marion Just. "Bandwagon and Underdog Effects in the 2008 Presidential Primary Campaign: A Survey Experiment." Paper presented at the 2009 meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 4, 2009.
Baum, Matthew A. "Shot by the Messenger: Partisan Cues and Public Opinion Regarding National Security and War." Political Behavior 31.2 (June 2009): 157-186.
Baum, Matthew A. "Coalition of the Unrestrained: Mass Media, Electoral Institutions, and the Constraining Effect of Global Opinion Regarding Iraq." Paper for International Studies Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 26-29, 2008.
Baum, Matthew A., and Tim Groeling. "Crossing the Water's Edge: Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage and the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomenon." Journal of Politics 70.4 (October 2008): 1-21.
Baum, Matthew A., and Tim Groeling. "New Media and the Polarization of American Political Discourse." Political Communication 25.4 (October 2008): 345-365.
Baum, Matthew A. "Reality Asserts Itself: Public Opinion on Iraq and the Elasticity of Reality." Conference Paper for the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, 2008.
Baum, Matthew A., and Philip B.K. Potter. "The Relationships Between Mass Media, Public Opinion, and Foreign Policy: Toward a Theoretical Synthesis." Annual Review of Political Science 11.1 (June 2008): 39-65.
Baum, Matthew A., and Phil Gussin. "In the Eye of the Beholder: How Information Shortcuts Shape Individual Perceptions of Bias in the Media." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 3.1 (March 2008): 1-31.
Baum, Matthew A., and Tim Groeling. "Iraq and the 'Fox Effect': An Examination of Polarizing Media and Public Support for International Conflict." American Political Science Association Annual Conference, 2007.
Baum, Matthew A. "Soft News and Foreign Policy: How Expanding the Audience Changes the Policies." Japanese Journal of Political Science 8.1 (April 2007): 115-145.
Baum, Matthew A., and Tim Groeling. "Crossing the Water's Edge: Elite Rhetoric, Media Coverage and the Rally-Round-the-Flag Phenomenon, 1979-2003." KSG Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP07-013, March 2007.
Baum, Matthew A. Review of The Foreign Policy Disconnect: What Americans Want from Our Leaders but Don't Get, by Benjamin I. Page with Marshall M. Bouton Perspectives on Politics, 5.2 June 2007: 373-375.
Baum, Matthew A., and Angela S. Jamison. "The Oprah Effect: How Soft News Helps Inattentive Citizens Vote Consistently." Journal of Politics 68.4 (November 2006): 946-959.