The behavioral foundations of donations in politics

(Working Paper) This study aims at understanding how persuasion effects are used to solicit campaign contributions with survey and field experiments.

The role of political extremists in electoral campaigns

(Working Paper) In this study, I propose the Downstream extremism theory, a novel explanation to why political extremists take a crucial role in electoral campaigns. I argue that political elites take cues from extremist voters, who then give cues to moderate voters.