Neil Malhotra

Professor of Political Economy

Graduate School of Business
Stanford University
655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305-7298
(408) 772-7969
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Please find links to some selected publications below:

Jares, Jake, and Neil Malhotra. In press. "Policy Impact and Voter Mobilization: Evidence from Farmers' Trade War Experiences." American Political Science Review.

Guess, Andrew, Neil Malhotra, Jennifer Pan, Pablo Barbera, et al. 2023. ``Reshares on Social Media Amplify Political News but Do not Detectably Affect Beliefs or Opinions." Science. 381(6656): 404-408.

Guess, Andrew, Neil Malhotra, Jennifer Pan, Pablo Barbera, et al. 2023. ``How Do Social Media Feed Algorithms Affect Attitudes and Behavior in an Election Campaign?" Science. 381(6656): 398-404.

Nyhan, Brendan, Jaime Settle, et al. 2023. “Like-Minded Sources on Facebook are Prevalent but not Polarizing." Nature. 620(7972): 137-144

González-Bailón, Sandra, David Lazer, et al. 2023. “Asymmetric Ideological Segregation in Exposure to Political News on Facebook." Science. 381(6656): 392-398.

Graham, Matthew, Gregory Huber, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo. 2023. "How Should We Think about Replicating Observational Studies?" Journal of Politics. 85(1): 310-313.

Graham, Matthew, Gregory Huber, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo. 2023. "Irrelevant Events and Voting Behavior: Replications Using Principles from Open Science." Journal of Politics. 85(1): 296-303.

Anzia, Sarah, Jake Jares, and Neil Malhotra. 2022. "Does Receiving Government Assistance Shape Political Attitudes? Evidence from Agricultural Producers."American Political Science Review. 116(4): 1389-1406.  

Jessee, Stephen, Neil Malhotra, and Maya Sen. 2022. "A Decade-Long Longitudinal Survey Shows That the Supreme Court Is Now Much More Conservative Than the Public." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 119(24): e2120284119

Malhotra, Neil, Benoit Monin, and Michael Tomz. 2019. ``Does Private Regulation Preempt Public Regulation?" American Political Science Review. 113(1): 19-37.

Broockman, David, Gregory Ferenstein, and Neil Malhotra. 2019. ``Predispositions and The Political Behavior of American Economic Elites: Evidence from Technology Entrepreneurs'' American Journal of Political Science. 63(1): 212-233.

Newman, Benjamin, and Neil Malhotra. 2019. "Economic Reasoning with a Racial Hue: Is the Immigration Consensus Purely Race Neutral?" Journal of Politics. 81(1): 153-166.

McConnell, Christopher, Yotam Margalit, Neil Malhotra, and Matthew Levendusky. 2018. "The Economic Consequences of Partisanship in a Polarized Era." American Journal of Political Science. 62(1): 5-18.  (Erratum) (Updated Erratum)

Kuo, Alexander, Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo. 2017. "Social Exclusion and Political Identity: The Case of Asian American Partisanship." Journal of Politics. 79(1): 17-32.
Huber, Gregory A., and Neil Malhotra. 2017. "Political Homphily in Social Relationships: Evidence from Online Dating Behavior." Journal of Politics. 79(1): 269-283.

Grose, Christian R., Neil Malhotra, and Robert P. Van Houweling. 2015. “Explaining Explanations: How Legislators Explain their Policy Positions and How Citizens React." American Journal of Political Science. 59(3): 724-743.

Nosek, Brian A., et al. 2015. "Promoting an Open Research Culture." Science. 348(6242): 1422-1425.

Franco, Annie, Neil Malhotra, and Gabor Simonovits. 2014. "Publication Bias in the Social Sciences: Unlocking the File Drawer." Science. 345(6203): 1502-1505.

Malhotra, Neil, and Yotam Margalit. 2014. “Expectation Setting and Retrospective Voting." Journal of Politics. 76(4): 1000-1016.

Healy, Andrew, and Neil Malhotra. 2013. “Childhood Socialization and Political Attitudes: Evidence from a natural Experiment." Journal of Politics. 75(4): 1023-1037.

Malhotra, Neil, Yotam Margalit, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo. 2013. “Economic Explanations for Opposition to Immigration: Distinguishing Between Prevalence and Conditional Impact." American Journal of Political Science. 57(2): 391-410.

Blair, Graeme, Christine Fair, Neil Malhotra, and Jacob Shapiro. 2013. “Poverty and Support for Militant Politics: Evidence from Pakistan." American Journal of Political Science. 57(1): 30-48.

Harbridge, Laurel, and Neil Malhotra. 2011. “Electoral Incentives and Partisan Conflict in Congress: Evidence from Survey Experiments." American Journal of Political Science. 55(3): 494-510.

Healy, Andrew J., Neil Malhotra, and Cecilia Hyunjung Mo. 2010. “Irrelevant Events Affect Voters' Evaluations of Government Performance." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107(29): 12804-12809.

Malhotra, Neil, and Yotam Margalit. 2010. “Short-Term Communication Effects or Longstanding Dispositions? The Public's Response to the Financial Crisis of 2008." Journal of Politics. 72(3): 852-867.

Healy, Andrew, and Neil Malhotra. 2009. “Myopic Voters and Natural Disaster Policy." American Political Science Review. 103(3): 387-406. 

Malhotra, Neil, and Alexander G. Kuo. 2008. “Attributing Blame: The Public's Response to Hurricane Katrina." Journal of Politics. 70(1): 120-135.

Chen, Jowei, and Neil Malhotra. 2007. “The Law of k/n: The Effect of Chamber Size on Government Spending in Bicameral Legislatures." American Political Science Review. 101(4): 657-676.