the Politics of Natural Disasters
research on retrospective voting explores how citizens evaluate
government performance and the social consequences of this voting
behavior. I have specifically focused on two questions: (1) What is the
normative benchmark for how voters should assess elected officials
given that sometimes voters can be too responsive to events and policy
outcomes; and (2) How does retrospective voting affect social welfare
Please find links to his publications in this
Fair, C. Christine,
Patrick Kuhn, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob Shapiro. 2017. "Natural
Disasters and Political Engagement: Evidence from the 2010-11 Pakistani
Floods." Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 12(1): 99-141.
Malhotra, Neil, and Yotam Margalit. 2014. “Expectation Setting and
Retrospective Voting." Journal of
Politics. 76(4): 1000-1016.
Andrew, Alexander Kuo, and Neil Malhotra. 2014. “Partisan Bias
in Blame Attribution: When Does It Occur?" Journal
of Experimental Political Science. 1(2): 144-158.
Healy, Andrew, and Neil Malhotra. 2013.
Reconsidered." Annual Review of Political
Science. 16: 285-306.
Healy, Andrew, and Neil Malhotra. 2010.
“Random Events, Economic Losses,
and Retrospective Voting: Implications for Democratic Competence." Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
Healy, Andrew J., Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia
Hyunjung Mo. 2010.
“Irrelevant Events Affect Voters' Evaluations of Government
Performance." Proceedings of the National
Sciences. 107(29): 12804-12809.
Andrew, and Neil Malhotra. 2009. “Myopic Voters and Natural
Disaster Policy." American Political
Science Review. 103(3): 387-406.
Neil, and Alexander G. Kuo. 2009. “Emotions as Moderators of
Information Cue Use: Citizen Attitudes towards Hurricane Katrina." American Politics Research. 37(2):
Malhotra, Neil, and Alexander G. Kuo. 2008.
“Attributing Blame: The
Public's Response to Hurricane Katrina." Journal
of Politics. 70(1): 120-135.
Malhotra, Neil. 2008. “Partisan Polarization
and Blame Attribution in a
Federal System: The Case of Hurricane Katrina." Publius:
The Journal of Federalism. 38(4): 651-670.
Malhotra, Neil, and Jon A. Krosnick. 2007.
“Retrospective and Prospective
Performance Assessments during the 2004 Election Campaign: Tests of
and News Media Priming." Political
Behavior. 29(2): 249-278.