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PIPE Workshop: Maya Sen, Harvard

How Judges’ Professional Experience Impacts Case Outcomes: An Examination of Public Defenders and Criminal Sentencing How do judges’ previous professional experiences affect outcomes? We investigate the question by documenting the effect of judges’ previous criminal justice experience on sentencing. Leveraging millions of federal sentences from 2010 to 2019, we find Read more…

Explaining Rural Conservatism

PIPE Workshop: Aditya Dasgupta, UC Merced
Explaining Rural Conservatism: Technological and Political Change in the Great Plains

Rural areas are conservative electoral strongholds in the United States and other advanced capitalist economies. But this was not the case historically. What explains the rise of rural conservatism?

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