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Graduate Student Research Funding | 2019 - 2020 Academic Year

Protest to Win Hearts and Minds: Experimental Evidence from Hong Kong's Anti-Extradition Movement

Protests have traditionally been modeled as signaling games, in which protesters strategically participate in order to signal grievance and discontent to voters and political decision makers. In this sense, large-scale protests can aggregate private information dispersed in the society and lead to further protests and potential social changes—the informational cascade. In contrast, recent studies focus on the more “behavioral” side of protests, emphasizing the roles of emotion, self- and social-image concerns as driving forces. It remains an empirical question that to what extent protesters protest strategically to change people’s hearts and minds. This project plans to study this question experimentally in the context of Hong Kong’s Anti-Extradition movement and the high-stake legislative election.

Marshall Mo, Department of Economics

Marshall Mo

Marshall Mo is a PhD student in economics at Stanford University and the Koret Fellow of the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program. His primary research interests are in political and behavioral economics. Prior to the doctoral program at Stanford, Mo received an MSc in econometrics and mathematical economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).

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