Dissertation Project

Chen, Haohan. “Reputational Self-Censorship: Evidence from an Online Question-and-Answer Forum in China.” Paper

Chen, Haohan. “Embedding Concepts and Documents in One Space: A System for Valid and Replicable Text-as-data Measurement.” Paper

Chen, Haohan. “Bayesian Dynamic Network Modeling for Streaming Social Media Political Talk.” Paper

Published Papers

Bail, Christopher A., Lisa P. Argyle, Taylor W. Brown, John P. Bumpus, Haohan Chen, M.B. Fallin Hunzaker, Jaemin Lee, Marcus Mann, Friedolin Merhout, and Alexander Volfovsky. 2018. “Exposure to Opposing Views on Social Media Can Increase Political Polarization.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 115, no. 37: 9216–9221. Link. PDF.
Media: NYTimes, Washington Post, LATimes, BBC
Winner of APSA Political Communication Section Paul Lazarsfeld Best Paper Award, September 2019.

Chen, Haohan, and Herbert Kitschelt. Forthcoming. “Political Linkage Strategies and Social Investment Policies: Clientelism and Educational Policy in the Developing World.” The World Politics of Social Investment, Volume 1, edited by Bruno Palier and Silja Haeusermann. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Paper

Working Papers

Chen, Haohan. “Why the Poor Tolerate Inequality in Developing Democracies: Weak States and Clientelism.” Awarded Annual Best Prelim Exam Paper in Political Science, Duke University, 2017. Paper

Chen, Haohan, and Brian Guay. “Angry Birds: Measuring and Predicting Affective Polarization Online Using Survey-linked Twitter Data.” Presented at the International Methods Colloquium, July, 2020. Video

Chen, Haohan, and Ruodan Zhang. “Identifying Nonprofits by Scaling Mission and Activity with Word Embedding.” Unser Review. Paper

Zhang, Ruodan, Haohan Chen, and Jill Nicholson-Crotty. “A New Bureaucratic Effect: Does government funding to public charities crowd out or crowd in volunteers?” R&R.


Experiences at Duke Political Science
Lab Instructor and TA: Probability and Regression,* Fall 2018. Handouts and Code
Lab Instructor and TA: Advanced Regression,* Spring 2018. Handouts and Code
Instructor: Methods Bootcamp for first-year graduate students, Summer 2014, Summer 2015. LaTeX Tutorial
TA: Business, Politics, and Economic Growth, Spring 2017. Syllabus

* Graduate methods course

Experiences at Duke Statistical Science
TA: Probability (undergraduate course for statistics majors), Fall 2017.

Experiences in Computational Social Science
TA: Summer Institute in Computational Social Science, Summer 2018. Program Website


Mind Maps of Political Economy

Below are mind maps summarizing a selection of important topics of political economy. I drew them when I reviewed the literature for my qualifying exam in 2015.

Preference Formation
Market, Growth, and Development
Electoral Politics
Political Economy of Geography
Microeconomics: Trade-off and Behavioral Economics