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Personal inspirations and recommendations

This is a short repository where I want to list some helpful resources, including scientific research articles and books, postcasts (mostly about science or tech), and projects, that inspired me personally. All of these resources were created by women in science and industry. These people and their work inspire me every day, and maybe these resources can be helpful and inspiring for you too. The list is constantly being updated.

Political Economy/Comparative Politics/Economics

  1. Charnysh, Volha (2019) Diversity, Institutions, and Economic Development: Post- WWII Displacement in Poland. American Political Science Review, 113 (12): 423- 441 Paper
  2. Dell, Melissa. The Persistent Effects of Peru's Mining Mita. Econometrica 78, no. 6 (2010): 1863-1903 Paper and Materials
  3. Gretchen Helmke's work on institutions (this book is one of many sources)
  4. Martin Lucy and Raffler Pia (2021) Fault Lines: The Effects of Bureaucratic Power on Electoral Accountability. American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 65, No. 1, January 2021, pp. 210–224 Paper
  5. Motolinia Lucia (2021) Electoral Accountability and Particularistic Legislation: Evidence from an Electoral Reform in Mexico, American Political Science Review 115 (1), 97-113 Paper
  6. Ostrom Elinor (1990) Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action (Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions), Cambridge University Press
  7. Piotrowska, Barbara (2020) The Price of Collaboration: How Authoritarian States Retain Control Comparative Political Studies 53(13):2091-2117 Paper
  8. Tsai Lily (2007) Solidary Groups, Informal Accountability, and Local Public Goods Provision in Rural China, The American Political Science Review Vol. 101, No. 2 (May, 2007), pp. 355-372 Paper
  9. Raffler Pia "Does Political Oversight of the Bureaucracy Increase Accountability? Field Experimental Evidence from a Dominant Party Regime", forthcoming in APSR Paper
  10. Susan Stokes' work on cleinetelism (this book is one of many sources)
  11. Slough, Tara. Bureaucrats Driving Inequality in Access: Experimental Evidence from Colombia. Working paper
  12. Sun, Jessica. The Wages of Repression Working paper

Methods/Computational Social Science

  1. Rebecca Morton's work (Book)
  2. Molly Roberts' work on censorship (paper) and on structural topic modeling (including R package)
  3. Jennifer Pan's work on censorship (paper) and on deep learning applications (paper)
  4. Rocío Titiunik's work (on rdd and spatial rdd)
  5. Torres, Michelle. Give me the full picture: Using computer vision to understand visual frames and political communication Working paper

Science and Non-Science Inspiration from outside of my field

  1. Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier - Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 for developing CRISPR-Cas9 Paper (one of many)
  2. Ladybug Podcast - software engineering and developers podcast


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