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Research Interests

Comparative-historical researcher with interests in national development, political regimes, and methodology.

Education/Academic qualification

Political Science, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

… → 1997

Political Science, MA, University of California, Berkeley

… → 1991

Political Science, BA, University of Minnesota

… → 1990

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Central America Social Sciences
historical analysis Social Sciences
social science Social Sciences
qualitative research Social Sciences
quantitative research Social Sciences
path dependence Social Sciences
methodology Social Sciences
institutional change Social Sciences

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Grants 2005 2011

Research Output 1996 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A Set-Theoretic Approach to Bayesian Process Tracing

Barrenechea, R. & Mahoney, J. L., Aug 1 2019, In : Sociological Methods and Research. 48, 3, p. 451-484 34 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hypothesis testing
evidence
2 Citations (Scopus)

The logic of counterfactual analysis in case-study explanation

Mahoney, J. L. & Barrenechea, R., Jan 1 2019, In : British Journal of Sociology. 70, 1, p. 306-338 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

set theory
event
projection
speaking

Shift Happens: The Historical Institutionalism of Kathleen Thelen

Mahoney, J. L., Oct 1 2017, In : PS - Political Science and Politics. 50, 4, p. 1115-1119 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

institutionalism
12 Citations (Scopus)

Case Study Research: Putting the Quant Into the Qual

Elman, C., Gerring, J. & Mahoney, J. L., Aug 1 2016, In : Sociological Methods and Research. 45, 3, p. 375-391 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

qualitative method

Causality and Time in Historical Institutionalism

Mahoney, J. L., Mohamedali, K. & Nguyen, C., 2016, The Oxford Handbook of Historical Institutionalism. Fioretos, O., Falleti, T. G. & Sheingate, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

institutionalism
causality
path dependence
grammar
cause