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2014 publication. First empirical attempt at contrasting over time the economic policy uncertainty index with the level of linguistic and substantive simplicity expressed in presidential remarks. Very interdisciplinary, linking linguistic, economics, communications, and political science scholarship.  278k v. 1 Jul 7, 2014, 1:27 AM Christopher Olds
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2013 publication. First paper to use Google Trends as a measure of public issue attention when assessing the agenda setting capacity of the president.  490k v. 1 Jan 20, 2014, 7:40 PM Christopher Olds
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2013 publication. First empirical attempt to contrast presidential rhetorical optimism on the economy and the public's policy mood. Analysis finds an increase in presidential rhetorical optimism decreases policy liberalism in the public.  216k v. 1 Nov 17, 2013, 11:46 AM Christopher Olds
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2014 publication. Contrasts dynamics in economic policy uncertainty with Google Trends search interest levels in the United States about condoms.  254k v. 1 Jan 1, 2015, 6:01 AM Christopher Olds
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2014 publication. First empirical assessment of whether changes in presidential rhetorical simplicity has any consequences on public preferences for government involvement in domestic affairs.  353k v. 1 Feb 27, 2015, 11:58 PM Christopher Olds
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2013 publication. First empirical attempt at exploring whether the president of the United States has the capacity to alter issue attention levels in the Spanish-language press.  922k v. 1 May 27, 2014, 12:51 AM Christopher Olds
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2015 publication. First empirical paper to demonstrate that an increase in policy rhetoric from the president that is generally in favor of expanded government involvement in domestic affairs can help to lower the extent of domestic economic policy uncertainty that is present.  379k v. 1 Jul 6, 2015, 11:41 AM Christopher Olds
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2013 publication. Assesses whether the usage of morality based argumentation when expressing liberal policy viewpoints shifts public opinion toward support for greater government involvement in domestic affairs.    393k v. 1 Jul 6, 2015, 11:41 AM Christopher Olds
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2015 publication. First empirical work to contrast whether the president engages in direct or responsive rhetorical leadership when expressing optimism about the state of the general national economy in the face of change in economic policy uncertainty levels within the country.  169k v. 1 Jun 24, 2015, 8:37 AM Christopher Olds
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2012 publication. Does not significantly illustrate Boehmke's (2009) concerns in paper regarding pooled-dyad year analyses since the dependent variable considers emulation of any one of six different policing innovations. No state employed all six community policing techniques for every year surveyed. Likelihood of bias low in analysis reported.  278k v. 1 Nov 17, 2013, 11:47 AM Christopher Olds
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2011 publication. First empirical attempt to connect term limit consequences to sequential bicameral policymaking behavior in state legislatures.  220k v. 1 Apr 3, 2013, 4:14 PM Christopher Olds
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2012 publication. First empirical attempt at exploring whether Latino immigrants who engage in friendly social contact with Blacks develop a different orientation towards living in the United States than other Latino immigrants.  179k v. 1 Apr 3, 2013, 4:14 PM Christopher Olds