Author Archives: christophergandrud

About christophergandrud

I am a lecturer at City University London and a post-doctoral fellow at the Hertie School of Governance

Visualize Dynamic Simulations of Autoregressive Relationships in R

by: Christopher Gandrud, Laron K. Williams, and Guy D. Whitten Two recent trends in the social sciences have drastically improved the interpretation of statistical models. The first trend is researchers providing substantively meaningful quantities of interest when interpreting models rather … Continue reading

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Corrections and Refinements to the Database of Political Institutions’ yrcurnt Election Timing Variable

The yrcurnt variable in the Database of Political Institutions (Beck et al. 2001, updated in 2013)1–DPI–is a regularly used measure of government election timing. For example, Alt, Lassen, and Wehner (2014) use the variable in their recent study of fiscal … Continue reading

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