Ongoing Research

Working Papers

Piatak, Jaclyn, Zachary Mohr, and Jared McDonald. “Who Abides by Workplace Rules? An Examination of Gender and Gender Congruence in Rule Following.” (Accepted to Public Administration Review symposium)

Melissa, Deckman and Jared McDonald. “The AOC Effect: How Younger, More Diverse Candidates Influence Gen Z Political Engagement.” (Under review)

Croco, Sarah, Jared McDonald, and Candace Turitto. “Making them Pay: Using the Norm of Honesty to Generate Costs for Political Lies.” (Under review).

McLean, Amanda, Jon Krosnick, Alex Tahk, and Jared McDonald. “Accuracy of National and State Polls in the 2016 Election.”

McDonald, Jared and Melissa Deckman. “New Voters, New Attitudes: Exploring Gen Z Views toward Women and Minority Candidates.”

Mohr, Zach, Jared McDonald, Suzanne Leland, and Jaclyn Piatak. “Escaping Blame? The Effect of Victim Characteristics in a Prison Transportation Contracting Experiment.”

Croco, Sarah E., Jared McDonald, and Candace Turitto. “Blame Avoidance, Scapegoating, and Administrative Turnover.”

McDonald, Jared and Jaclyn Piatak. “Penalties for Going Against Type: How Candidate Gender Shapes Leadership Perceptions.”

McDonald, Jared and Michael Hanmer. “Barriers facing youth political participation in America.”

Research Projects

Survey programming and data analysis on “Political Violence in the U.S. & Beyond: Measures, Benchmarks, and Interventions” (with Lilliana Mason and Nathan Kalmoe). Funded through the Facebook Research Grant program. Spring 2019.

Data collection and analysis on field experiments aimed to increase registration rates in Nevada, Pennsylvania, and Washington. Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Summer 2017.

Survey programming and data analysis on “The Role of Self-Esteem in Driving American Partisanship and Partisan Sorting” (with Lilliana Mason). Funded through a grant from the University of Maryland, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Dean’s Research Initiative. Summer 2016.

Data collection and analysis on state compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (with Michael Hanmer, Doug Hess, and David Nickerson). Funded through a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Fall 2015.

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