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AOPSSS #11 “How the Pro-Beijing Media Influence Voters: Evidence from a Field Experiment”

In our eleventh AOPSSS session, Jay Kao (UT Austin) presented his paper on how slanted media associated with autocracies affects voters. [PaperSlides] He showd that the pro-Beijing media significantly nudges people to support and vote for China’s preferred presidential candidate and adopt more favorable attitudes toward China-related issues. Noel Foster (Princeton), Ji Yeon Hong (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), Daniel Mattingly (Yale), and Hans H. Tung (National Taiwan University) provided in-depth feedback on a range of theoretical and empirical issues. This paper will be of great interest to those who study China, disinformation campaigns, and foreign interference in other countries!

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AOPSSS Best Graduate Student Paper Award

To encourage more submissions from graduate students, I’m pleased to announce that AOPSSS will give a $300 award to the best paper presented by a Ph.D. student in a calendar year. If you’re a graduate student, please present your work!