Working Papers

[1] “Beat Me If You Can: Electoral Dilemma and the Manipulation of Elections in Dictatorship” Under Review (current version: https://masaakihigashijima.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/fraud.pdf)

  • An earlier version was published at the EIP/IDEA Working Paper Series
  • Winner of the 2014 IDEA/Electoral Integrity Project Award, the best graduate student paper award on electoral integrity, Electoral Integrity Project/International IDEA
  • Nominee for the Westview Press Award, the best graduate student paper award at the 2013 annual meeting of Midwest Political Science Association
  • Winner of the 2014 Best Paper Award, Political Science Department, Michigan State University

[2] “The Choice of Electoral Systems in Dictatorships.” (with Eric C.C. Chang, current version: https://masaakihigashijima.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/higashijimachang_ver4-2.pdf) Under Review

[3] “The Peril of Parliamentarism? Executive-Legislative Relations and Democratic Transitions from Electoral Authoritarianism” Revise and Resubmit at Comparative Political Studies. (with Yuko Kasuya, a previous version: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2452141)

[4] “Ethnic Inequality and Ethnic Identification in Sub-Saharan Africa.” (with Christian Houle) Revise and Resubmit at Political Behavior.

[5] “Monetary Constraints, Spending, and the Autocratic Survival in Party-Based Regimes.” (with Cristina Bodea and Carolina Garriga) Under Review

[6] “Electoral Cycles, Party Competition, and State Resources under Authoritarianism: Evidence from Kazakhstan, 1995-2008.”

[7] “Political Business Cycles in Dictatorships.

[8] “Democratization and Human Development.” (with Susumu Annaka)

[9] “Coup Risk and Fiscal Decisions in Developing Countries.” (with Cristina Bodea and Adrienne LeBas)

[10] “Political Order in Modernizing Autocracies: Elections and Armed Conflict under Dictatorships, 1960-2006.” (with Shin Toyoda)

[11] “Election Fraud and the Value of a Vote: A Cross-National Analysis.”