Yusaku Horiuchi

Professor of Government

Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies

I am Professor of Government and Mitsui Professor of Japanese Studies at Dartmouth College’s Department of Government, Program in Quantitative Social Science, and Asian and Middle Eastern Studies Program. I am also Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy and Faculty Associate at Harvard University’s Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies and Program on US-Japan Relations. I earned an M.A. in international and development economics from Yale University in 1995 and a Ph.D. in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001. My research and teaching interests include comparative politics (electoral politics, political economy, public opinion, Japan) and political methodology (statistical methods, research design). I am the author of Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan: Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives (Routledge 2005). I also have articles published or forthcoming in American Journal of Political ScienceAmerican Political Science Review, British Journal of Political ScienceComparative Political Studies, International Political Science ReviewJournal of Conflict ResolutionJournal of East Asian StudiesJournal of PoliticsParty Politics,Political Psychology, Political Science Research and MethodsQuarterly Journal of Political ScienceWorld Politics, among others.

Personal Website
Silsby 204
HB 6108
Quantitative Social Science
The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding
B.A. Keio University (Tokyo, Japan)
M.A. Yale University
Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Publications

“Doing Well by Doing Good: The Impact of Foreign Aid on Foreign Public Opinion” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith and Terence Wood). Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Vol 9, Issue 1, March 2014, pp. 87-114.

“In Search of Soft Power: Does Foreign Public Opinion Matter for U.S. Foreign Policy?” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith). World Politics , Vol. 64, Issue 3, July 2012, pp. 555-585.

“Making Outsiders’ Votes Count: Detecting Electoral Fraud through a Natural Experiment” (with Kentaro Fukumoto). American Political Science Review , Vol. 105, Issue 3, August 2011, pp. 586-603.

“Spinning the Globe? U.S. Public Diplomacy and Foreign Public Opinion” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith). Journal of Politics , Vol. 71, Issue 3, July 2009, pp 863-875.

“The Presidency, Regionalism and Distributive Politics in South Korea” (with Seungjoo Lee). Comparative Political Studies , Vol. 41, Issue 6, June 2008, pp 861-882.

“Designing and Analyzing Randomized Experiments: Application to a Japanese Election Survey Experiment” (with Kosuke Imai and Naoko Taniguchi). American Journal of Political Science , Vol. 51, Issue 3, July 2007, pp 669-687.

Institutions, Incentives and Electoral Participation in Japan: Cross-Level and Cross-National Perspectives (London and New York: Routledge, 2005).

“American Foreign Policy and Global Opinion: Who Supported the War in Afghanistan?” (with Benjamin E. Goldsmith and Takashi Inoguchi). Journal of Conflict Resolution , Vol. 49, No. 3, June 2005, pp 408-429.

“Malapportionment and Income Inequality: A Cross-National Analysis.” British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 34, Part 1, January 2004, pp. 179-183.

“Reapportionment and Redistribution: Consequences of Electoral Reform in Japan” (with Jun Saito). American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 47, Issue 4, October 2003, pp. 669-682.

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