About me.

I am a PhD Candidate in Political Science at the University of California, Merced. I study how people use information to make decisions with methodology ranging from experimental studies and instrumental variables to spatial models and new measures.



Working papers. 

Nail, Stephanie A. (2017). “Strategic Agenda Setting and Election Timing in the U.S. House.” Dissertation Paper.                                                                                                                                    ** UC Merced Political Science Best Graduate Student Paper (2016) **

Nail, Stephanie A. (2017). “Disjoint Delegations: Disentangling the Effect of Party Label on Inference.” Dissertation Paper.                                                                                                                  ** UC Merced Political Science Best Graduate Student Paper (2017) **

LeVeck, Brad L. and Stephanie A. Nail. (2018). “The Informational Value of Party Labels and Legislator Voting Records.” Dissertation Paper.

Nail, Stephanie A. (2018). “How Much Will Voters Pay for a “Bit” of Information?” Dissertation Paper. (Job Market Paper)

Nail, Stephanie A. (2018). “Ineffective Attribution Testing: An exploration of individual differences in cognition between Liberals and Conservatives.”                                                            ** UC Merced Political Science Best Graduate Student Paper (2018) ** 

Theodoridis, Alexander G., Stephanie A. Nail, and Graham Bullock. (2018). “It’s the End of the World as We Know It? Utility for Outcomes and the Structure of Opinion on           Climate Change.”

Fortunato, David, Matthew L. Hibbing, and Stephanie A. Nail. (2018). “Strategic Voting: An Investigation of Preferences and Voting Behavior.”

Goggin, Stephen N., Stephanie A.Nail, and Alexander G. Theodoridis (2018). “Partisan Cognition.” In Oxford Encyclopedia of Political Decision Making ed. David R.                          Redlawsk.