Jason Sorens

Jason Sorens

Department of Government, Dartmouth College
211 Silsby Hall, HB 6108
Hanover, NH 03755

Email: jason.p.sorens - AT - dartmouth - DOT - edu

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Ongoing Research | Publications | Datasets | Teaching

Ongoing Research

Research Publications

2016 (online first). With Ester Cross. "Arab Spring Constitution-Making: Polarization, Exclusion, and Constraints." Democratization. download (paywall) download (pre-copy edit version) Appendix (PDF)
2016. "Secession Risk and Fiscal Federalism." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 46 (1): 25-50. download (paywall) download (pre-copy edit full-text)
2014. With William P. Ruger. "Globalisation and Intrastate Conflict: An Empirical Analysis." Civil Wars 16 (4): 381-401. download Replication data: data (Stata format) - do file (Stata)
2014. "Legal Regimes for Secession: Applying Moral Theory and Empirical Findings." Public Affairs Quarterly 28 (3): 259-88. download (PDF)
2014. "Fiscal Federalism, Jurisdictional Competition, and the Size of Government." Constitutional Political Economy 25 (4): 354-75. published version preproof draft (PDF) online appendix Stata replication dataset #1 Stata replication dataset #2 Stata replication DO file
2014. "Does Fiscal Federalism Promote Regional Inequality? An Empirical Analysis of the OECD, 1980-2005." Regional Studies 48 (2): 239-53. download preproof draft Regional economic self-rule dataset: (XLS)
2014. "Corruption, Regulation, and Growth: An Empirical Study of the United States." Economics of Governance 15 (1): 51-69. With Noel D. Johnson, William Ruger, and Steven Yamarik. download
2013. Freedom in the 50 States 2013: Index of Personal and Economic Freedom. Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University. 223 pages. With William Ruger. project website
2012. "Does Foreign Investment Really Reduce Repression?" International Studies Quarterly 56 (2): 427-436. With William Ruger. preproof draft (PDF) Replication data (Stata 8+): data, do file, guide to variable codes. Imputed datasets: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
2012. Secessionism: Identity, Interest, and Strategy. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. order here
2011. "Mineral Production, Territory, and Ethnic Rebellion: The Role of Rebel Constituencies." Journal of Peace Research 48 (5): 571-585. download Stata replication data do file Data Appendix For the full Ethnoregional Mineral Resources Dataset and associated documentation, see the Datasets section below
2011. Freedom in the 50 States: Index of Personal and Economic Freedom, 2nd ed. (Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University). With William P. Ruger.
2011. "The Institutions of Fiscal Federalism." Publius: The Journal of Federalism 41 (2): 207-231. download (Data Appendix)
replication data (XLS) updated fiscal federalism data
2010. "The Politics and Economics of Official Ethnic Discrimination: A Global Statistical Analysis, 1950-2003." International Studies Quarterly. download Stata replication data Stata do file replication output
2009. "Ethnicity and Nationalism in Wars of Secession." In Robert A. Denemark (ed.), International Studies Encyclopedia (Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell).
2009. Freedom in the 50 States: Index of Personal and Economic Freedom (Arlington, VA: Mercatus Center at George Mason University). With William P. Ruger.
2009. "The Partisan Logic of Decentralization in Europe." Regional and Federal Studies 19 (2): 255-272. Download here.
2009. "Development and the Political Economy of Foreign Aid." Journal of Private Enterprise 24 (Spring). Download pre-submission version here.
2008. "Regionalists Against Secession: The Political Economy of Territory in Advanced Democracies." Nationalism and Ethnic Politics vol 14, no 3, pp 325-360. Download here.
2008. "U.S. State and Local Public Policies in 2006: A New Database." State Politics and Policy Quarterly vol 8, no 3, pp 309-326. With Fait Muedini and William P. Ruger. download paper download data
2005. "The Cross-Sectional Determinants of Secessionism in Advanced Democracies." Comparative Political Studies vol 38, no 3, pp 304-326. Download here.
2004. "Globalization, Secessionism, and Autonomy." Electoral Studies vol 23, no 4, pp 727-752. Download here.
2000. "The Failure to Converge: Why Globalization Doesn't Cause Deregulation." Critical Review vol 14, no 1, pp 19-33.


Courses Taught


Ph.D., political science, Yale University, spring 2003.
B.A., economics and philosophy (honors), Washington and Lee University, spring 1998.

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