Dean Lacy

Academic Appointments
  • Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

  • Professor of Government

  • Director, Program in Politics and Law

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Silsby, Room 116
HB 6108




  • B.A., University of Virginia
  • M.A., Duke University
  • Ph.D., Duke University

Selected Publications

  • Lacy, Dean. 2001. A Theory of Nonseparable Preferences in Survey Responses. American Journal of Political Science. 45(2):239-58.

  • Lacy, Dean, and Emerson Niou. 2004.  A Theory of Issue Linkage and Economic Sanctions:  The Roles of Information, Preferences, and Threats. Journal of Politics 66(1):25-42.

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

  • Lacy, Dean, and Philip Paolino. 2010. "Testing Proximity Versus Directional Voting Using Experiments," Electoral Studies 29:460-471.

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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

International Activities

Distinguished Visiting Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Shanghai, China, 2010-2012

International Election Observer, 2000 Presidential Election of Taiwan