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Bingqing X., Boyang W., Changlin G. et al.
Beijing: China Science and Technology Exchange Center (CSTEC), 2017.
Golovan A. A., Matasov A. I.
Journal of Mathematical Sciences . 2018. Vol. 22. No. 2.
Egorova L. G., Klymyuk I.
In bk.: Procedia Computer Science. 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management, ITQM 2017. Vol. 122: 5th International Conference on Information Technology and Quantitative Management, ITQM 2017. Elsevier B.V., 2017. P. 1182-1188.
Gordin V. A., Tsymbalov E. A.
math. arxive. Cornell University, 2017
Moderators: Alexei Zakharov (HSE), Konstantin Sonin (HSE, The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy)
Speaker: Anton Sobolev (UCLA)
Topic: "Fantastic Beasts and Whether They Matter: How Pro-Government “Trolls” Influence Online Conversations in Russia"
Recently, it came to light that some national governments have been employing paid commentators (“trolls”) to interfere with online political conversations to express pro-government views and to challenge the narrative of political opposition. In this study, I explore the behavior and impact of 700 trolls allegedly employed in late 2014 and early 2015 to leave pro-government comments on the popular social media website LiveJournal.com. Using probabilistic topic modeling, I develop a method to estimate the causal effect of trolls intervention in online discussions under a set of assumptions. I find that trolls are more successful in diverting the discussions from politically charged topics than in promoting a pro-government agenda. I also find that trolls are successful in diverting discussions from purely political topics, but have no effect if users discuss problems of the national economy. Those who discuss poor economic growth, unemployment, and/or price inflation seem not to be responsive to troll interventions.
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Austin L. Wright (Harris School of Public Policy, The University of Chicago) Civilian Abuse and Wartime Informing
Julian G. Waller (George Washington University & Higher School of Economics)Popular Perceptions and the De Facto Role of Political Parties in the Euromaidan Protests of 2013-2014
Lauren A. McCarthy (University of Massachusetts Amherst) Managed Civil Society and the Realities of Police Oversight in Russia
Philippe Gagnepain (Paris School of Economics, Université Paris 1-Ecole d’Economie de Paris)
Full versus binary menus: What are the welfare gains?
Maria Snegovaya (Columbia University)
The Left Parties Choices and The Emergence of The Radical Right
1. Speaker: Jeroen van de Ven (Tinbergen Institute, Amsterdam School of Economics, University of Amsterdam)
Topic: "Once a Cheater Always a Cheater? An Experimental Study on the Persistence of Lying "2. Speaker: Marie Claire Villeval (CNRS – University of Lyon)
Topic: "Can transparency of information reduce embezzlement? Experimental Evidence from Tanzania"abstracts