Articles by Yaoyao Dai

August 24, 2023

Estimating troop losses on both sides in the Russia-Ukraine war

Yaoyao Dai
In the wake of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict, Benjamin J. Radford, Yaoyao Dai, Niklas Stoehr, Aaron Schein, Mya Fernandez, and Hanif Sajid have developed a model to better estimate the loss numbers obscured by the fog of war and the biases of somereporting sources
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August 2, 2023

🔮 Don’t exaggerate the importance of populism

Yaoyao Dai
Populist parties and candidates have been gaining electoral support around the world. Yaoyao Dai cautions readers that this electoral success is not necessarily due to populism, and urges scholars to disentangle populism from its host ideologies. Empirically, populism alone has limited effects in attracting votes
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Yaoyao Dai
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Before joining Charlotte, Yaoyao was a postdoctoral associate at New York University, Abu Dhabi.

She received a dual-title PhD from the Department of Political Science and the Department of Asian Studies at Pennsylvania State University.

She is a computational social scientist with substantive research interests in populism, information manipulation, and authoritarian politics.

Her methodological research focuses on quantitative text analysis and measurement.

She tweets @yaoyao_dai

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