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  • Crisp, Brian F., Santiago Olivella, and Guillermos Rosas. 2020. The Chain of Representation: Preferences, Institutions, and Policy in Latin America's Presidential Systems. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Crisp, Brian F.  2000.  Democratic Institutional Design:  The Powers and Incentives of Venezuelan Politicians and Interest Groups. Stanford:  Stanford University Press.


  • Crisp, Brian F., and Betül Demirkaya. Forthcoming. "Strategic Entry and Strategic Voting in Majoritarian Systems. The Journal of Politics.
  • Patty, John W., Constanza Schibber, Elizabeth Penn, and Brian F. Crisp. 2019. “Valence, Elections, & Legislative Institutions.” American Journal of Political Science. 63(3): 563-576.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Betul Demirkaya, Leslie Schwindt-Bayer, and Courtney Millian. 2018. “The Role of Rules in Representation: Group Membership and Electoral Incentives.” British Journal of Political Science. 48: 47-67.
  • Olivella, Santiago, Kristin Kanthak, and Brian F. Crisp. 2017. “. . . And Keep Your Enemies Closer: Building Reputations for Facing Electoral Challenges.” Electoral Studies. 46: 75-86. 
  • Montgomery, Jacob M., Santiago Olivella, Joshua D. Potter, and Brian F. Crisp. 2015. “An Informed Forensics Approach to Detecting Vote Irregularities.” Political Analysis 23(4): 488-505.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Joshua D. Potter, Santiago Olivella, and William Mishler. 2014. “Elections as Instruments for Punishing Bad Representatives and Selecting Good Ones.” Electoral Studies 34: 1-15.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Santiago Olivella, Michael Malecki, and Mindy Sher. 2013. “Vote-Earning Strategies in Flexible List Systems: Seats at the Price of Unity.” Electoral Studies 32(4): 658-669.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Santiago Olivella, and Joshua D. Potter. 2013. “Party-System Nationalization and the Scope of Public Policy: The Importance of Cross-District Constituencies.” Comparative Political Studies 46(4): 431-456.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Joshua D. Potter, and John J.W. Lee. 2012. “Entry and Coordination in Mixed-Member Systems: A Controlled Comparison Testing the Contamination Hypothesis.” The Journal of Politics 74(2): 571-583
  • Crisp, Brian F., Santiago Olivella, and Joshua D. Potter. 2012. “Characteristics of Electoral Contexts that Impede Voter Coordination.” Electoral Studies 31(1): 143-158.
  • Crisp, Brian F., and Amanda Driscoll. 2012. “The Strategic Use of Legislative Voting Procedures.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 37(1): 67-97.
  • Desposato, Scott W., Matt Kearney, and Brian F. Crisp. 2011. “Using Cosponsorship to Estimate Ideal Points.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 36(4): 531-565.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Scott W. Desposato, and Kristin Kanthak. 2011. “Legislative Pivots, Presidential Powers, and Policy Stability.” The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 27(2): 426-452.
  • Schwindt-Bayer, Leslie, Michael Malecki,  Brian F. Crisp. 2010. "Candidate Gender and Electoral Success in Single Transferable Vote Systems." British Journal of Political Science 40(3): 693-709.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Nathan M. Jensen, Guillermo Rosas, and Thomas Zeitzoff. 2010. “Vote-Seeking Incentives and Investment Environments: The Need for Credit Claiming and the Provision of Protectionism.” Electoral Studies 29(2): 221-226.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Bradford S. Jones, Mark P. Jones, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson. 2009. “The Electoral Connection and Legislative Committees.” The Journal of Legislative Studies 15(1): 34-50.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Kathryn M. Jensen, and Yael Shomer. 2007. "Magnitude and Vote Seeking." Electoral Studies 26(4): 727-734.
  • Crisp, Brian F., 2007. "Incentives in Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: General Election Laws, Candidate Selection Procedures, and Cameral Rules." Comparative Political Studies 40(12): 703-716.
  • Crisp, Brian F., Kristin Kanthak, and Jenny Leijonhufvud. 2004. "The Reputations Legislators Build: With Whom Should Representatives Collaborate." American Political Science Review 98(4): 703-716.
  • Crisp, Brian F., and Felipe Botero. 2004. "Multi-Country Studies of Latin American Legislatures." Legislative Studies Quarterly 29(3): 329-356.;
  • Crisp, Brian F., Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon, Bradford S. Jones, Mark P. Jones, and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson. 2004. “Vote-Seeking Incentives and Legislative Representation in Six Presidential Democracies.” The Journal of Politics 66(3): 823-46.
  • Crisp, Brian F., and Scott W. Desposato. 2004. “Constituency Building in Multimember Districts: Collusion or Conflict?” The Journal of Politics 66(1): 136-156.
  • Johnson, Gregg B. and Brian F. Crisp. 2003. “Mandates, Powers, and Policies.” American Journal of Political Science 47(1): 127-141.
  • Crisp, Brian F., and Rachael E. Ingall. 2002. “Institutional Engineering and the Nature of Representation: Mapping the Effects of Electoral Reform in Colombia.” American Journal of Political Science 46(4): 733-748.
  • Ingall, Rachael E., and Brian F. Crisp. 2001. “Determinants of Home Style: The Many Incentives for Going Home in Colombia.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 26(3): 487-511.
  • Crisp, Brian F. 2000. Democratic Institutional Design:  The Powers and Incentives of Venezuelan Politicians and Interest Groups.  Stanford:  Stanford University Press.

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