Andrew T. Little
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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.

Most of my research uses formal models to analyze the politics of information in non-democratic regimes.

My first set of papers in this 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.

Other 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, primarily in autocracies but in democratic contexts as well.

Department of Government
Cornell University
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Ithaca, NY 14853