Andrew T. Little
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I am on leave academic year 2016-2017, visiting Harvard (Government) in the fall and Stanford (GSB and Political Science) in the winter and spring. 

I am an Assistant Professor of Government at Cornell University. Prior to joining Cornell I received a B.A. from Carleton College and a Ph.D from NYU.

Broadly speaking, I write formal models about authoritarian politics, communication and information manipulation, and conflict.

My first main project focus more specifically on the informational role of non-competitive elections. I argue that a parismonious framework where such elections only generate public information provides insight into why incumbent leaders choose to hold elections and decisions surrounding elections such as whether to comply with electoral rules, commit fraud, and invite international monitors.

More recent papers examine how other sources of information (e.g., a history of coups, social media and media in general) and manipulation of this information (e.g., censorship, propaganda) affect collective action and political violence, primarily in autocracies but in democratic contexts as well.

Department of Government
Cornell University
301 White Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853