My research focuses on comparative politics and research methods. Ongoing projects include a book on ethnic and regional inequalities and attitudes toward redistribution, a series of papers on attitudes toward immigration (with a focus on Europe), and an examination of the mechanisms of policy responsiveness to public preferences. These projects examine the ways in which interests and meso-identities interact in shaping attitudes toward public policy.
Two other projects combine my interests in research methods and comparative politics. One highlights the methodological quandaries introduced when income is measured inconsistently across countries in a single survey, and a the other looks at the methods used to estimate the causal effect of identity activation in observational data.
Details of each of these projects can be found at these links:
- Identity and Interests (Book Project)
- Immigration (4 papers)
- Accountability and Democratic Responsiveness (2 papers)
- Income Measurement
- Identity Activation
For more details on a project or for an up to date draft, please contact me at Michael.James.Donnelly@gmail.com.