Dean Lacy

Academic Appointments

Professor of Government
Director, Program in Politics and Law

116 Silsby
HB 6108
B.A., University of Virginia
M.A., Duke University
Ph.D., Duke University

Selected Publications

Lacy, Dean, and Dino P. Christenson. 2016. “Who Votes for the Future? Information, Expectations, and Endogeneity in Economic Voting?” Political Behavior.

Lacy, Dean. 2014. “Moochers and Makers in the Voting Booth: Who Benefits from Federal Spending, and How Did They Vote in the 2012 Presidential Election?” Public Opinion Quarterly.

Lacy, Dean, and Emerson M.S. Niou. 2013. “Nonseparable Preferences and Issue Packaging in Elections.” In Schofield, Norman, Gonzalo Caballero, and Daniel Kselman, eds., Advances in Political Economy: Institutions, Modeling, and Empirical Analysis. Berlin: Springer-Verlag.

Lacy, Dean, and Emerson M.S. Niou. 2012. “ Information and Heterogeneity in Issue Voting: Evidence from the 2008 Presidential Election in Taiwan.” Journal of East Asian Studies 12(1):119-141.

“Affective Forecasting Errors in the 2008 Election: Underpredicting Happiness,” with Catherine Norris and Amanda Dumville. Political Psychology 32,2 (2011):235-49.

“Testing Proximity Versus Directional Voting Using Experiments,” with Philip Paolino. Electoral Studies 29 (2010):460-471.

Lacy, Dean, Emerson M. S. Niou, Philip Paolino, and Robert A. Rein. 2018. Measuring Preferences for Divided Government: Some Americans Want Divided Government and Vote to Create It. Political Behavior. First on-line 22 December 2017

Works in progress

“The Mismeasure of the Masses: A Positive Theory of Political Opinions;”

“Taxing, Spending, Red States, and Blue States: The Political Economy of Redistribution in the American Federal System;”

“Voting in a System of Checks and Balances: Institutions and Voter Choice in US Presidential and Gubernatorial Elections