Working Papers

Le Pennec, Caroline, and Vincent Pons. "How Do Campaigns Shape Vote Choice? Multi-Country Evidence from 62 Elections and 56 TV Debates." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 26572, December 2019. (Conditionally accepted, Quarterly Journal of Economics.)

Press: [BBC][Scientific American][Mint][Poynter][Fast Company][Spectrum News][Le Point]

Column: [VoxEU]

Granzier, Riako, Vincent Pons, and Clémence Tricaud. "The Large Effects of a Small Win: How Past Rankings Shape the Behavior of Voters and Candidates." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 26599, December 2019. (Revise and resubmit requested, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics.)

Bossuroy, Thomas, Clara Delavallade, and Vincent Pons. "Biometric Tracking, Healthcare Provision, and Data Quality: Experimental Evidence from Tuberculosis Control." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 26388, October 2019. (Revise and resubmit requested, Review of Economics and Statistics.)

Column: [VoxDev

Marx, Benjamin, Vincent Pons, and Vincent Rollet. "Electoral Turnovers." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 29766, February 2022.

Press: [Reason] [Atlantico] [Sciences Humaines]

Column: [VoxEU]

Bouton, Laurent, Julia Cagé, Edgard Dewitte, and Vincent Pons. "Small Campaign Donors." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 30050, May 2022.

Press: [Pro Market] [The Economist] [Not Another Politics Podcast] [Christian Science Monitor]

Becher, Michael, Nicolas Longuet Marx, and Vincent Pons. "COVID-19, Government Performance, and Democracy: Survey Experimental Evidence from 12 Countries." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 29514, November 2021.

Galasso, Vincenzo, Vincent Pons, Paola Profeta, Michael Becher, Sylvain Brouard, and Martial Foucault. "From Anti-vax Intentions to Vaccination: Panel and Experimental Evidence from Nine Countries." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 29741, February 2022.

Press: [MarketWatch][Vox]

Broberg, Nikolaj, Clémence Tricaud, and Vincent Pons. "The Impact of Campaign Finance Rules on Candidate Selection and Electoral Outcomes: Evidence from France." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 29805, February 2022.

Column: [VoxEU]

Ben Dhia, Aïcha, Bruno Crépon, Esther Mbih, Louise Paul-Delvaux, Bertille Picard, and Vincent Pons. "Can a Website Bring Unemployment Down? Experimental Evidence from France." NBER Working Paper Series, No. 29914, April 2022.

Column: [VoxEU]

Dano, Kevin, Francesco Ferlenga, Vincenzo Galasso, Caroline Le Pennec, and Vincent Pons. "Coordination and Incumbency Advantage in Multi-Party Systems: Evidence from French Elections."

Brown, Jacob, Enrico Cantoni, Ryan Enos, Vincent Pons, and Emilie Sartre. "The Increase in Partisan Segregation in the United States."

Published and Forthcoming Papers

Cantoni, Enrico, and Vincent Pons. "Does Context Outweigh Individual Characteristics in Driving Voting Behavior? Evidence from Relocations within the U.S." American Economic Review 112, no. 4 (April 2022): 1226-1272.

Cantoni, Enrico, and Vincent Pons. "Strict ID Laws Don't Stop Voters: Evidence from a U.S. Nationwide Panel, 2008–2018." Quarterly Journal of Economics 136, no. 4 (November 2021): 2615-2660.

Press: [New York Times][The Economist][Vox][Boston Globe][Marginal Revolution][The Weeds][Hubwonk][CBS News][The Atlantic][National Review]

Marx, Benjamin, Vincent Pons, and Tavneet Suri. "Voter Mobilization and Trust in Electoral Institutions: Evidence from Kenya." Economic Journal 131, no. 638 (August 2021): 2585-2612.

Cantoni, Enrico, and Vincent Pons. "Do Interactions with Candidates Increase Voter Support and Participation? Experimental Evidence from Italy." Economics & Politics 33, no. 2 (July 2021): 379-402.

Marx, Benjamin, Vincent Pons, and Tavneet Suri. "Diversity and Team Performance in a Kenyan Organization." Journal of Public Economics 197 (May 2021): 104332.

Press: [The Conversation]

Galasso, Vincenzo, Vincent Pons, Paola Profeta, Michael Becher, Sylvain Brouard, and Martial Foucault. "Gender Differences in COVID-19 Related Attitudes and Behavior: Evidence from a Panel Survey in Eight OECD Countries." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 117, no. 44 (November 2020): 27285-27291.

Press: [Forbes][Fox News][New York Post][Le Monde][Hindustan Times][la Repubblica][Suddeutsche Zeitung][The Jerusalem Post][Science The Wire]

Column: [VoxEU]

Pons, Vincent, and Guillaume Liegey. "Increasing the Electoral Participation of Immigrants: Experimental Evidence from France." Economic Journal 129, no. 617 (January 2019): 481–508.

Pons, Vincent, and Clémence Tricaud. "Expressive Voting and Its Cost: Evidence from Runoffs with Two or Three Candidates." Econometrica 86, no. 5 (September 2018): 1621–1649.

Column: [IPP Policy Brief]

Pons, Vincent. "Will a Five-Minute Discussion Change Your Mind? A Countrywide Experiment on Voter Choice in France." American Economic Review 108, no. 6 (June 2018): 1322–1363.

Press: [New York Times][Slate][PRI: The World][Quartz]

Braconnier, Céline, Jean-Yves Dormagen, and Vincent Pons. "Voter Registration Costs and Disenfranchisement: Experimental Evidence from France." American Political Science Review 111, no. 3 (August 2017): 584–604.

Column: [IPP Policy Brief]

Devoto, Florencia, Esther Duflo, Pascaline Dupas, William Pariente, and Vincent Pons. "Happiness on Tap: Piped Water Adoption in Urban Morocco." American Economic Journal: Economic Policy 4, no. 4 (November 2012): 68–99. 

Books and Book Chapters

Liégey, Guillaume, Arthur Muller, and Vincent Pons. Porte à porte: Reconquérir la démocratie sur le terrain. Calmann-Lévy, 2013, French ed.


Pons, Vincent, Guillaume Liégey, and Arthur Muller. "Les rouages de la démocratie en panne: quel rôle pour les partis politiques?" In Pour changer de civilisation: Martine Aubry avec 50 chercheurs et citoyens, edited by Martine Aubry. Paris: Éditions Odile Jacob, 2011, French ed.

Other Publications

Huddart, Sophie, Thomas Bossuroy, Vincent Pons, Siddhartha Baral, Madhukar Pai, and Clara Delavallade. "Knowledge about Tuberculosis and Infection Prevention Behavior: A Nine City Longitudinal Study from India." PLoS ONE 13, no. 10 (2018).

Pons, Vincent. "Has Social Science Taken Over Electoral Campaigns and Should We Regret It?" French Politics, Culture and Society 34, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 34–47.

Pons, Vincent. "Comment mobiliser les exclus du jeu politique?" Regards croisés sur l'économie, no. 18 (2016): 213–226.

Pons, Vincent, Guillaume Liégey, and Arthur Muller. "L'abstention n'est pas une fatalité." Esprit, nos. 3-4 (March–April 2011): 77–88.

Pons, Vincent, Jose Miguel Abito, Katarina Borovickova, Hays Golden, Jacob Goldin, Matthew A. Masten, Miguel Morin, Alexander Poirier, Israel Romem, Tyler Williams, and Chamna Yoon. "How Should the Graduate Economics Core be Changed?" Journal of Economic Education 42, no. 4 (2011): 414–417.