Saturday, 2 March 2013

Guaranteed entertainment

New paper from Christian Grose, Neil Malhotra and Robert van Houweling:

"It employed a within-subjects design in which the subjects of the experiment, U.S. senators, received one letter from a constituent taking a position in favor of immigration reform; and a second letter from a different constituent opposing immigration reform. By comparing how senators responded to these two letters we can identify the frequency with which they tailor their messages to constituents with differing views on this issue, as well as the form their targeted explanations take...."