Publications

On internet voting

Vassil, Kristjan; Trechsel H. Alexander and Realo, Anu (2012) Remote Internet Voting and Personality. Paper presented in Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Annual Meeting in Chicago, U.S. (11 – 15 April, 2012). Link to paper

Vassil, Kristjan and Weber, Till (2011). A Bottleneck Model of Internet Voting. Explaining the Limited Impact of Technology on Electoral Participation. New Media & Society, 13(8): 1336-1354. Link to paper

Trechsel, H. Alexander and Vassil, Kristjan (2011). Internet Voting in Estonia. A Comparative Analysis of Five Elections since 2005. Report for the Estonian National Electoral Committee. Download paper

Trechsel, H. Alexander and Vassil, Kristjan (2009). Internet Voting in Estonia. A Comparative Analysis of Four Elections 2005. In collaboration with Alvarez, R. Michael; Hall, Thad; Breuer, Fabian; Schwerdt, Guido. Report for the Council of Europe. Download paper

On voting advice applications

Dinas, Elias; Trechsel, H. Alexander; Vassil, Kristjan (2014). A Look into the Mirror. Preferences, Representation and Electoral Participation. Electoral Studies. Link to paper. 

Alvarez, Michael R.; Levin, Ines; Trechsel, H. Alexander and Vassil, Kristjan (2014). Voting Advice Applications: How Useful? For Whom? Journal of Information Technology & Politics, 11(1): 82-101. Link to paper

Garzia, Diego; Trechsel, Alexander H.; Vassil, Kristjan; Dinas, Elias (2014). Indirect Campaigning: Past, Present and Future of Voting Advice Applications. Grofman, Bernard; Trechsel, Alexander H.;Franklin, Mark (Toim.). The Internet and Democracy in Global Perspective (25 – 42). New York: Springer. Link to book

Sudulich, Laura M; Garzia, Diego; Trechsel, Alexander H.; Vassil, Kristjan (2014). Party placement in supranational elections: The case of the 2009 EP elections . Garzia, Diego; Marschall, Stefan (Toim.). Matching Voters with Parties and Candidates (45).ECPR Press. Link to book

Vassil, Kristjan (2012). Voting Smarter. The Impact of Voting Advice Applications on Political Behavior. Doctoral Dissertation. European University Institute. Download thesis.

Vassil, Kristjan (2011). The Role of Self-Selection in Studying the Effects of Voting Advice Applications. Empirical Evidence on the basis of Swiss Smartvote Data. Paper presented in the  6th ECPR General Conference (ECPR). Reykjavik, Iceland (25 August – 27 Au- gust, 2011). Link to paper

Vassil, Kristjan (2011). Usage Statistics of the Estonian Voting Advice Application www.valijakompass.ee. A Report. Published online only. Download paper

On voting behavior

Solvak, Mihkel; Vassil, Kristjan (2015). Indifference or Indignation?: Explaining Purposive Vote Spoiling in Elections. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. Link to paper

Vassil, Kristjan; Solvak, Mihkel and Ehin, Piret (2012). More Choice, Higher Turnout? The Impact of Consideration Set Size and Homogeneity on Political Participation. Journal of Elections, Public Opinion & Parties. (Forthcoming)

On higher education
Vassil, Kristjan and Solvak, Mihkel (2012). When Failing is the Only Option: Explaining Failure to Finish PhDs in Estonia. Higher Education. Download paper