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PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor (untenured), Department of Government, Harvard University (2017-present)
Assistant Professor, Department of Government, Harvard University (2013-2017)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University (2012-2013)

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Political Science, University of California, San Diego (2012)
M.A., Political Science, University of California, San Diego (2009)
B.A., Political Science, Italian and Special Fields, University of California, Los Angeles (2005)

BOOKS

Pekkanen, Robert, Steven R. Reed, Ethan Scheiner, and Daniel M. Smith (eds.). 2018. Japan Decides 2017: The Japanese General Election. New York: Palgrave Macmillan (under contract).

Smith, Daniel M. 2018. Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Horiuchi, Yusaku, Daniel M. Smith and Teppei Yamamoto. "Measuring Voters' Multidimensional Policy Preferences with Conjoint Analysis: Application to Japan's 2014 Election." Political Analysis, forthcoming.

Cox, Gary W., Jon H. Fiva and Daniel M. Smith. "Parties, Legislators, and the Origins of Proportional Representation." Comparative Political Studies, forthcoming.

Geys, Benny and Daniel M. Smith. 2017. "Political Dynasties in Democracies: Causes, Consequences, and Remaining Puzzles." The Economic Journal, 127 (605): F446-F454.

Fiva, Jon H. and Daniel M. Smith. 2017. "Norwegian Parliamentary Elections, 1906-2013: Representation and Turnout Across Four Electoral Systems." West European Politics, 40(6): 1373-1391.

Smith, Daniel M. and Shane Martin. 2017. "Political Dynasties and the Selection of Cabinet Ministers." Legislative Studies Quarterly, 42(1): 131-165.

Fiva, Jon H. and Daniel M. Smith. 2017. "Local Candidates and Voter Mobilization: Evidence from Historical Two-Round Elections in Norway." Electoral Studies, 45: 130-140.

Cox, Gary W., Jon H. Fiva and Daniel M. Smith. 2016. "The Contraction Effect: How Proportional Representation Affects Mobilization and Turnout." The Journal of Politics, 78(4): 1249-1263.

Smith, Daniel M. and Hidenori Tsutsumi. 2016. "Candidate Selection Methods and Policy Cohesion in Parties: The Impact of Open Recruitment in Japan." Party Politics, 22(3): 339-353.

Harada, Masataka and Daniel M. Smith. 2014. "You Have to Pay to Play: Candidate and Party Responses to the High Cost of Elections in Japan." Electoral Studies, 36: 51-64.

Strøm, Kaare, Wolfgang C. Müller and Daniel Markham Smith. 2010. "Parliamentary Control of Coalition Governments." Annual Review of Political Science, 13: 517-535.

CHAPTERS IN EDITED VOLUMES

Smith, Daniel M. 2017. "Electoral Systems and Voter Turnout." In Erik Herron, Robert Pekkanen, and Matthew Shugart (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Electoral Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press, online first.

Smith, Daniel M. 2016. "Candidates in the 2014 Election: Better Coordination and Higher Candidate Quality." In Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner (eds.), Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election, pp. 118-133. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Scheiner, Ethan, Daniel M. Smith and Michael F. Thies. 2016. "The 2014 Japanese Election Results: The Opposition Cooperates, but Fails to Inspire." In Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner (eds.), Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election, pp. 22-38. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Pekkanen, Robert J., Steven R. Reed and Daniel M. Smith. 2016. "Japanese Politics Between the 2012 and 2014 Elections." In Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner (eds.), Japan Decides 2014: The Japanese General Election, pp. 9-21. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Smith, Daniel M. 2014. "Party Ideals and Practical Constraints in Kōmeitō Candidate Nominations." In George Ehrhardt, Axel Klein, Levi McLaughlin, and Steven R. Reed (eds.), Kōmeitō: Politics and Religion in Japan, pp. 139-162. Berkeley, CA: The Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

Smith, Daniel M., Robert J. Pekkanen and Ellis S. Krauss. 2013. "Building a Party: Candidate Recruitment in the Democratic Party of Japan, 1996-2012." In Kenji E. Kushida and Phillip Y. Lipscy (eds.), Japan under the DPJ: The Politics of Transition and Governance, pp. 157-190. Stanford, CA: The Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University.

Smith, Daniel M. 2013. "Candidate Recruitment for the 2012 Election: New Parties, New Methods…Same Old Pool of Candidates?" In Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner (eds.), Japan Decides 2012: The Japanese General Election, pp. 101-122. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reed, Steven R., Ethan Scheiner, Daniel M. Smith and Michael Thies. 2013. "The 2012 Election Results: The LDP Wins Big by Default." In Robert Pekkanen, Steven R. Reed, and Ethan Scheiner (eds.), Japan Decides 2012: The Japanese General Election, pp. 34-46. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.