My Research

Selected Work in Progress

"Joint Effect of Contact and Exposure." With Tulin Marina. [Paper].

"The Divergence of Corporate and Mass Preferences over Immigration." With Rieko Kage and Frances Rosenbluth. [Paper].

"The Fiscal Politics of Immigration: Expert Information and Concerns over Fiscal Drain." With Rieko Kage and Frances Rosenbluth. [Paper].

"Gendered Differences in Attitudes towards Immigration." With Yoshiharu Kobayashi. [Paper].

"Exiting a Rivalry Dispute." With Sijeong Lim. [Paper].

"The Logic of Soft Power Competition: Evidence from East Asia." [Paper].

"Distributional Concerns and Public Opinion: EV Subsidies in the U.S. and Japan." Sijeong Lim, Nives Dolsak, and Aseem Prakash. [Paper].

Journal Publications


"The Role of Public Broadcasting in Media Bias: Do People React Differently to Pro-government Bias in Public and Private Media?" (forthcoming). Political Behavior. With Taka-aki Asano and Atsushi Tago. [Paper] [Supplementary document].

"Varieties of Public Attitudes towards Immigration." (forthcoming). Political Research Quarterly. With Rieko Kage and Frances Rosenbluth. [Paper].

"Hawkish Partisans: How Political Parties Shape Nationalist Conflicts in China and Japan." (2021). British Journal of Political Science. 51(4): 1494-1515. With Trevor Incerti, Dan Mattingly, Frances Rosenbluth, and Jiahua Yue. [Paper].


"Multifaceted Effects of Globalization on Welfare Attitudes: When Winners and Losers Join Forces." (forthcoming). British Journal of Politics and International Relations. With Sijeong Lim. [Paper].

"The Paradoxical Effect of Welfare Knowledge: Unveiling Income Cleavage over Welfare Politics in South Korea" (forthcoming). International Political Science Review. With Sijeong Lim. [Paper].

"The Impact of Municipal Mergers on Local Public Spending: Evidence from Remote-Sensing Data." (2020). Journal of East Asian Studies. 20(2): 243-266. With Steve Pickering and Kyohei Yamada. [Paper]. (featured in Editor's pick).

"Sexual Harassment of Women Leadership." (2020). Dædalus. 149(1): 180-197. With Olle Folke, Johanna Rickne, and Yasuka Tateishi. [Paper]. (Featured in several media outlets such as Forbes, Der Spiegel, and AD).

"Promoting Social Acceptance of Energy Transition: Beyond Western Societies." (2020). Socio-economic Review. 18(1). With Sijeong Lim. [Paper].


"Comparative Taxation and Democratization: State Revenue Production and Democratization Revisited." (2019). European Journal of Political Research. 58(1): 184-208. With Junko Kato. [Paper]

"Labor Markets and Cultural Values: Evidence from Japanese and American Views about Caregiving Immigrants." (2019). Economics & Politics. 31(3): 428-464. With Margaret E. Peters, Rieko Kage, and Frances Rosenbluth. [Paper]

"Work Disincentive Perception and Welfare State Attitudes: Survey Experiment in South Korea." (2019). Governance. 32(3): 457-473. With Sijeong Lim. [Paper]

"What Explains Low Female Political Representation? Evidence from Survey Experiments in Japan." (2019). Politics & Gender. 15(2): 285-309. With Rieko Kage and Frances Rosenbluth. [Paper]

"Spurred by Threats or Afraid of War? A Survey Experiment on Costs of Conflict in Support for Military Action." (2019). Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy. 25(2): 1-13. With Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Atsushi Tago. [Paper].

2018 or earlier

"Human Development without Democratic Accountability: How Regressive Taxation Contributes to Human Development through State Capacity." (2018). Japanese Journal of Political Science. 19(3): 429-443. With Junko Kato. [Paper]

"Aging Gracefully? Why Old Autocrats Hold Competitive Elections." (2018). Asian Journal of Comparative Politics. 3(1): 81-102. [Paper]

"Constraining the Samurai: Rebellion and Taxation in Early Modern Japan." (2017). International Studies Quarterly. 61(3): 746-747. With Abbey Steele and Christopher Paik. [Paper]

"Seeing the Lexus for the Olive Trees? Public Opinion, Economic Interdependence, and Interstate Conflict." (2017). International Interactions. 43(3): 375-396. With Kristian Skrede Gleditsch and Atsushi Tago. [Paper]

"The Microfoundations of Territorial Disputes: Evidence from a Survey Experiment in Japan." (2016). Conflict Management and Peace Science. 33(5): 516-538. [Paper]

"Retirement Planning for Dictators: What Happens to Outgoing Dictators?" (2016). International Relations of the Asia-Pacific. 16(1): 1-25. [Paper]

"Establishing Good Governance in Fragile States Through Reconstruction Projects: Lessons from Iraq." (2013). Brookings Global Working Paper. 56: 1-23. With Masanori Yoshikawa. [Paper]