I am a comparative politics scholar and political methodologist with a substantive focus on information manipulation, authoritarian politics, Chinese politics, and populism, and methodological interests in experiments, measurement, quantitative text analysis, and computational social science. While I have a particular interest and expertise in China, I also have several research projects that address these topics in other regions of the world, including Africa, Europe, and Latin America.
- 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. 2018. “Foreign Native Advertising”, CP: Newsletter of the Comparative Politics Organized Section of the American Political Science Association 28(2): 25-31.
- 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 310,000 times).
- Yaoyao Dai, “Anti-corruption Campaigns and Popular Support for Authoritarian Governments: A Survey Experiment in China.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Benjamin Radford, “0-BlinC: Zero-Shot Bilingual Text Classification without Translation.”
- Yaoyao Dai, “Measuring Populism in Contexts: A Supervised Approach with Word Embedding Models.”
- Yaoyao Dai, “Public Supporter, Private Dissenter?: How Cooptation and Repression Influence Regime Support.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Luwei Luqiu, “Credibility, Revenue, and Threatened Media Freedom: A Survey Experiment on Native Political Advertising.”
Works in Progress:
- 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.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Benjamin Radford, “Structural Word Embedding.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Alexander Kustov, “When Do (and Don’t) Politicians use Populist Rhetoric? A Mobilization Model of Populism.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Burt Monroe, “Better Word Embedding Methods for Social Science Research.”
- Yaoyao Dai and Bart Bonikowski, “Networked Populism in Europe: Evolution and Diffusion.”