Publications

 

  1. Platas, Melina R. and Pia Raffler.Closing the Gap: Information and Mass Support in a Dominant Party Regime,accepted at the Journal of Politics.
  2. Blaydes, Lisa, and Melina R. Platas. “Religion, Patriarchy and the Perpetuation of Harmful Social Conventions: The Case of Female Genital Cutting in Egypt,” accepted at the Journal of Demographic Economics
  3. Eubank, Nicholas, Guy Grossman, Melina Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2020. “Viral Voting: Social Networks and Political Participation, Quarterly Journal of Political Science.
  4. Adida, Claire, Adeline Lo, and Melina R. Platas. 2019. “Americans preferred Syrian refugees who are female, English-speaking, and Christian on the eve of Donald Trump’s election,” PLOS One.
  5. Ferrali, Romain, Guy Grossman, Melina R. Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2019. “It Takes a Village: Peer Effects and Externalities in Technology Adoption,” American Journal of Political Science. 
  6. Dunning, Thad, Guy Grossman, Macartan Humphreys, Susan Hyde, Craig McIntosh, Gareth Nellis, Eric Arias, Clara Bicalho, Taylor C. Boas, Mark T. Buntaine, Simon Chauchard, Anirvan Chowdhury, Jessica Gottlieb, F. Daniel Hidalgo, Marcus Holmlund, Ryan Jablonski, Eric Kramon, Horacio Larreguy, Malte Lierl, John Marshall, Gwyneth McClendon, Marcus A. Melo, Daniel L. Nielson, Paula M. Pickering, Melina R. Platas, Pablo Querubín, Pia Raffler, and Neelanjan Sircar. 2019. “Voter information campaigns and political accountability: Cumulative findings from a pre-registered meta-analysis of coordinated trials,” Science Advances, Vol. 5, no. 7, eaaw2612.
  7. Platas, Melina R. and Pia Raffler. 2019. “Candidate Videos and Vote Choice in Ugandan Parliamentary Elections.” Information, Accountability, and Cumulative Learning: Lessons from Metaketa I. Edited by Thad Dunning et al. Cambridge University Press.
  8. Adida, Claire, Adeline Lo, and Melina R. Platas. 2018. “Perspective taking can promote short-term inclusionary behavior toward Syrian refugees,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 
    • Winner of the Migration and Citizenship APSA Section 2018 Best Paper Award
  9. Grossman, Guy, Melina R. Platas, and Jonathan Rodden. 2018. Crowdsourcing Accountability: ICT for Service Delivery,” World Development, 112: 74-87
  10. Adida, Claire, Kim Yi Dionne, and Melina R. Platas. 2018. “Ebola, elections, and immigration: how politicizing an epidemic can shape public attitudes, Politics, Groups, and Identities.
  11. Lee, Melissa and Melina Platas Izama. 2015. “Aid Externalities: Evidence from PEPFAR in Africa,” World Development, 67: 281-294.
  12. Platas Izama, Melina. 2014. “Muslim Education in Africa: Trends and Attitudes Toward Faith-Based Schools,” Review of Faith and International Affairs, 12(2): 38-50.