Welcome to the website of Michael Jetter! This site summarizes my research and teaching activities. You can find a selection of some of my current research here.
One of my recently published papers (together with Stephan Lewandowsky and Ullrich Ecker) analyzes President Trump's tweets, focusing on a) whether he systematically distracts from topics he doesn't like and b) whether that distraction actually works. The published paper can be freely accessed here:
Using the president's tweets to understand political diversion in the age of social media
Another current project looks at the effect of media coverage on mass shootings in the US - you can find a 2-minute animated video summary of our research here:
The effect of media coverage on mass shootings
In another project, Rafat Mahmood and I explore the consequences of US drone strikes in Pakistan - you can find a short video summarizing our study here:
The effect of US drone strikes on terrorism
Since July 2015, I have been working at the University of Western Australia in Perth. I am also a Research Fellow at the IZA (Bonn, link here) and a Research Affiliate at the CESifo (Munich, link here).
Any question or comments you have about me and my research, please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org -- I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for visiting.