Olson, Michael P. and Jon C. Rogowski. Forthcoming. "Legislative Organization and Political Representation." Quarterly Journal of Political Science

Olson, Michael P. and Andrew R. Stone. FirstView. "The Incumbency Advantage in Judicial Elections: Evidence from Partisan Trial Court Elections in Six U.S. States." Political Behavior.  [ungated version]  [publisher site]  [supplementary material]  [replication files]

Olson, Michael P. and Albert H. Rivero. 2022. "Appellate Court Influence over District Courts in the United States."  Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy 3(2): 183-213.   [ungated version]  [publisher site]  [supplementary materials]  [replication files]

Ansolabehere, Stephen, Jaclyn Kaslovsky, and Michael P. Olson. 2022. "Franchise Expansion and Legislative Representation in the Early United States." Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy 3(2): 243-271.  [ungated version]  [publisher site]  [supplementary materials]  [replication files]

Winner, Kenneth A. Shepsle Prize for best article in the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy in Volume 3 (2022) 

Hirano, Shigeo, Jaclyn Kaslovsky, Michael P. Olson, and James M. Snyder, Jr..  2022. "The Growth of Campaign Advertising in the U.S., 1880 - 1930." Journal of Politics 84(3): 1482-1496.  [ungated version]  [publisher site]  [supplementary materials]  [replication files]

     Winner, Pi Sigma Alpha Award for Best Paper, 2018 Southern Political Science Association Meeting

Heersink, Boris, Jeffery A. Jenkins, Michael P. Olson, and Brenton D. Peterson. 2022. "Natural Disasters, ‘Partisan Retrospection,’ and U.S. Presidential Elections." Political Behavior 44: 1225–1246.   [publisher site]   [ungated version]   [supplementary materials]   [replication files]

Blackwell, Matthew and Michael P. Olson. 2021. "Reducing Model Misspecification and Bias in the Estimation of Interactions." Political Analysis 30(4): 495-514.  [ungated version]  [publisher site]   [supplementary materials]  [replication files]

Olson, Michael P. and James M. Snyder, Jr. 2021. "Dyadic Representation in the American North and South: The Case of Prohibition." Journal of Politics 83(3): 1030-1045.   [ungated version]  [publisher site]   [supplementary materials]  [replication files]

Olson, Michael P. 2020. "The Direct Primary and the Incumbency Advantage in the U.S. House of Representatives. Quarterly Journal of Political Science 15(4): 483-506. [ungated version]   [publisher site]   [supplementary materials]   [replication files]

Olson, Michael P. and Jon C. Rogowski. 2020. "Legislative Term Limits and Polarization." Journal of Politics. 82(2): 572-586.  [ungated version]   [supplementary materials]   [replication files]

Olson, Michael P. 2018.  "The Print Media and the American Party System: Evidence from the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 13(4): 405-426.   [ungated version]   [publisher site]   [supplementary materials]   [replication files

Book Review

Olson, Michael P. 2019. "Gaining Voice: The Causes and Consequences of Black Representation in the American States. By Christopher J. Clark. New York: Oxford University Press, 2019. 264 pp. $74.00 (cloth)." The Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics 5(2), 415-417.   [publisher site

Other Research

Working Papers and Under Review

Divided, but on What?  Divided Government, Institutions, and Policy Stasis (with Jesse Crosson)

     Winner,  APSA State Politics and Policy Section’s “Best Conference Paper” Presented at Any Professional Meeting in 2019 

Elite Identity, Land Inequality, and Local Development: Evidence from Colonial Ireland (with Jeremy Bowles and Gabriel Koehler-Derrick)

Legislature Size and Party Unity: Evidence from Historical U.S. State Legislatures (with Jaclyn Kaslovsky)

Revised and Resubmitted, Journal of Politics

"Restoration" and Representation: Legislative Consequences of Black Disfranchisement in the American South, 1879-1916

Conditionally Accepted, American Journal of Political Science

Works in Progress

Stolen Representation: Black Disfranchisement and Legislative Politics in the American South

Elections Improve Support for State Trial Court Judges in the United States (with Andrew Stone)

Elections and Representation in American Local Government (with Wayde Marsh, Andrew Reeves, and Jordan Duffin Wong)

Legislative Factions and Representation: Evidence from the American Solid South

Reconstruction and Representation (with Amaan Charaniya, Jordon Newton, and William Nomikos)