Research

Refereed Articles 

I archive most of my ungated preprints here

Hitt, Matthew P. and Kathleen Searles. 
"Media Coverage and Public Approval of the U.S. Supreme Court."
In press, Political Communication. 

Srinivas Parinandi and Matthew P. Hitt. 2018.
"How Politics Influences the Energy Pricing Decisions of Elected Public Utilities Commissioners."
Energy Policy 118: 77-87

Davis, Nicholas T. and Matthew P. Hitt. 2017.
"Winning, Losing, and the Dynamics of External Political Efficacy"
 International Journal of Public Opinion Research 29(4): 676-689

Hitt, Matthew P., Craig Volden, and Alan E. Wiseman. 2017.
"Spatial Models of Legislative Effectiveness"
American Journal of Political Science 61(3): 575-590.

Merola, Vittorio and Matthew P. Hitt. 2016.
"Numeracy and the Persuasive Effect of Policy Information and Party Cues."
Public Opinion Quarterly 80(2): 554-562.

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Charles P. Campisano, Matthew P. Hitt, and Kevin M. Scott. 2016.
"Advising, Consenting, Delaying, and Expediting: Senator Influences on Presidential Appointments."
Studies in American Political Development 30(1): 19-37.

Hitt, Matthew P.  2016. 
"Measuring Precedent in a Judicial Hierarchy." 
Law & Society Review 50(1): 57-81. 
Media coverage: National Affairs

Box-Steffensmeier, Janet M., Dino P. Christenson, and Matthew P. Hitt. 2013. 
"Quality Over Quantity: Amici Influence & Judicial Decision Making."
American Political Science Review 107(3): 446-460.

Hitt, Matthew P. 2013.
"Presidential Success in Supreme Court Appointments: Informational Effects and Institutional Constraints."
Presidential Studies Quarterly 43(4): 792-813.


Book

 Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, John R. Freeman, Matthew P. Hitt, and Jon C. Pevehouse. 2014.
Cambridge University Press.