Supreme Court, Congress and President Ideal Point Data

Ideal Points

Data page for Bailey, Michael A.  2013. Is Today’s Court the Most Conservative in Sixty Years?  Challenges and Opportunities in Measuring Judicial Preferences.  Journal of Politics, 75, 3 (July 2013).

Data page for Chapter 2 of Bailey and Maltzman. 2011. The Constrained Court: Law, Politics and the Decisions Justices Make.

Data page for Ideal Points from Bailey, Michael A.  2007. Comparable Preference Estimates across Time and Institutions for the Court, Congress and Presidency. American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 51, No. 3 (July): 433-448.

Legal Constraints

Data page for Chapter 3 of Bailey and Maltzman. 2011. The Constrained Court and Bailey, Michael A. and Forrest Maltzman.  2008.  Does Legal Doctrine Matter? Unpacking Law and Policy Preferences on the U.S. Supreme Court.  American Political Science Review, 102, 3 (August): 369- 384.

United Nations Preferences

Ideal points from Bailey, Michael, Anton Strezhnev and Erik Voeten.  2017.  Estimating Dynamic State Preferences from United Nations Voting Data.  Journal of Conflict Resolution, 61, 2 (February): 430 – 456.

See also UN voting data from Erik Voeten.

 Data and Syntax for Welfare Migration

Data for Bailey, Michael A.  2005. Welfare Migration and the Multifaceted Decision to Move. American Political Science Review,  99, 1 (February 2005): 125 – 135.


Data for State Level Balancing

Data and syntax for Bailey, Michael and Elliott Fullmer.  2011.  Balancing in the States, 1978-2009.  State Politics and Policy Quarterly, 11, 2: 149-167.

Data for Ideal Point Estimation with a Small Number of Votes

Data page for Bailey, Michael A.  2001.  Ideal Point Estimation with a Small Number of Votes: A Random Effects Approach. Political Analysis, 9, 3 (Summer): 192-210.

Data for Representation of Diffuse Interests on Trade Policy

Data page for  Bailey, Michael A.  2001.  Quiet Influence: The Representation of Diffuse Interests on Postwar Trade Policy. Legislative Studies Quarterly, 26,1 (February): 1- 36.