Measuring Elite Personality Using Speech

Hollibaugh, Gary E., Klingler, Jonathan and Ramey, Adam (2017) Measuring Elite Personality Using Speech. Political Science Research and Methods. pp. 1-22.

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Abstract

We apply recent advances in machine learning to measure Congressmember personality traits using floor speeches from 1996 to 2014. We also demonstrate the superiority of text-based measurement over survey-based measurement by showing that personality traits are correlated with survey response rates for members of Congress. Finally, we provide one empirical application showcasing the importance of personality on congressional behavior.

Item Type: Article
Language: English
Date: 2017
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2017 10:37
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:24
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:31258
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/23009

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