Comparative Politics: Authoritarianism, populism, information manipulation.
Methodology: Field and survey experiments, casual inference, automated text analysis, computational science.
- Yaoyao Dai, Zijie Shao, and Xianglin Xu. 2016. “Agenda-Setting and International News Coverage: A Quantitative Text Analysis on China Central TV News Reports” (In Chinese). Journal of Chinese Academy of Governance 4: 29-34.
- Yaoyao Dai, Chenyuan Ji, and Zijie Shao. Forthcoming. “Media Framing Effects in Public Opinion: A Survey Experiment in China” (In Chinese). Journal of Public Management.
- Yaoyao Dai and Luwei Luqiu. “International Propaganda”, To be published in Fall 2018 issue of CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association.
- Yaoyao Dai and Zijie Shao. 2016. “Populism as a Strategy of Authoritarian Survival in China: Concept and Measurement”, CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association 26(2): 31-40.
- Yaoyao Dai. 2018. “Populism and Abuse of Populism.” Tencent Dajia (Most influential self-media in China. Article has been viewed over 260,000 times).
- Yaoyao Dai, “Anti-corruption Campaigns and Popular Support for Authoritarian Governments: A Survey Experiment in China.”
- Yaoyao Dai, “Measuring Populism in Contexts: Introducing A Supervised Approach with Word Embedding Models.”
- Yaoyao Dai, “Self-censorship in Authoritarian Regimes: A List Experiment in China.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Luwei Luqiu, “Soft Propaganda, Misinformed Citizens, and Source Credibility: A Survey Experiment on Foreign Political Advertising.”
Works in Progress:
- Yaoyao Dai and Benjamin Radford, “Improving Multi-lingual Comparability with Transfer Learning.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Chiedo Nwankwor, “Anti-corruption Campaigns and Popular Support for the Government: A Survey Experiment in Nigeria.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Matt Golder, “Identifying Party Families with Cluster Analysis.”