In the forty-ninth AOPSSS session, Siyun Jiang (Texas) presented her paper illustrating that the establishment of appellate courts in China didn’t increase the percentage of pro-citizen ruling in court, but it made upper-level bureaucrats more likely to acknowledge lower-level bureaucrats’ misdeeds. Mary Gallagher (Michigan) and Wanlin Lin (University of Hong Kong) provided a range of extremely helpful comments.
In the forty-seventh AOPSSS session, Xiaobo Lü (UT), Lynette Ong (Toronto), and Wenhui Yang (UT) presented their paper showing that Chinese cities with fewer land revenues are more likely to experience unrest. Edmund Malesky (Duke) and Jan Pierskalla (OSU) provided fantastic conceptual, empirical, and theoretical comments.
In the forty-sixth AOPSSS session, Kentaro Fukumoto (Gakushuin University) presented his paper with Akitaka Matsuo (Essex) on a new method to exploit closing debates on a bill, where legislators themselves label their speech pro or con. Ludovic Rheault (Toronto) and Arthur Spirling (NYU) provided fantastic conceptual, empirical, and theoretical comments.
In the forty-fifth AOPSSS session, Jennifer Wu (Yale) presented her paper on how perceptions of Asian-ness – specifically, whether some national origin groups are perceived as being “more” or “less” Asian – influences subsequent perceptions and preferences around the descriptive representativeness of Asian politicians. Nathan K. Chan (UC, Irvine), Edward T. Chang (UC, Riverside), Natalie Masuoka (UCLA), and Sara Sadhwani (Pomona College) provided fantastic conceptual, empirical, and theoretical comments.
In the forty-fourth AOPSSS session, Hsu Yumin Wang (Emory) presented his paper how the effect the positive effect of economic inequality on labor regulations changes in autocracies when judicial effectiveness is low. Paul Schuler (Arizona) and Manfred Elfström (UBC, Okanagan) provided excellent comments.
In the forty-third AOPSSS session, Lauren Sukin (Stanford) presented her paper on how North Korea systematically issues threats to its adversaries when it faces concrete challenges to its physical security or to the legitimacy of its sovereignty. Daina Chiba (Kobe), Steven Denney (Toronto), Minh Trinh (MIT), and Taehee Whang (Yonsei) provided detailed comments and the public attendees offered excellent questions and suggestions.
In the forty-second AOPSSS session, Enze Han (The University of Hong Kong) presented his paper with Zifeng Wang (The University of Hong Kong) on the non-linear relationship between civil conflict location and malaria. Benjamin E. Bagozzi (Delaware), Kyosuke Kikuta (Osaka), Ore Koren (Indiana) and the public attendees offered excellent questions and comments.
In the forty-first AOPSSS session, Dan Chen (University of Richmond) presented her paper with Wenbin Li (South China University of Technology) on attitude extremity of political trust in Hong Kong. Cary Wu (York) and Jason Wu (Indiana) provided extensive comments on a range of empirical issues and public attendees provided many useful questions and comments too.
In the fortieth AOPSSS session, I presented a research design with my Experiments in Politics students and coauthors about anti-Asian discrimination in American healthcare worker preferences. The public attendees provided us with many helpful comments. We’ve since revised our design to incorporate all of them and look forward to fielding the study soon!