William R. Hobbs
"Voters of the Year": 19 Voters Who Were Unintentional Election Poll Sensors on Twitter
Stefan Wojcik, and
David Lazer. 2017.
ICWSM 2017 (short paper). Accepted.
Online Social Integration is Associated with Reduced Mortality Risk
William Hobbs, Moira Burke, Nicholas Christakis, and James Fowler. 2016.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 113 (46): 12980-12984.
New York Times
Los Angeles Times
-- Smithsonian Magazine
UC San Diego press release
-- Altmetric 2016 Top 100
Presidential Effort and International Outcomes: evidence for an executive bottleneck
David Lindsey and William Hobbs. 2015.
Journal of Politics. 77(4): 1089-1102.
Widowhood Effects in Voter Participation
William Hobbs, Nicholas Christakis, and James Fowler. 2014.
American Journal of Political Science. 58(1): 1-16.
replication code (email me for updated code in Python)
Prediction of Mortality Using On-line, Self-Reported Health Data: empirical test of the RealAge score
William Hobbs and James Fowler. 2014.
PLOS ONE. 9(1): e86385.
Embedded Interests and the Managerial Local State: the political economy of methanol fuel-switching in China
Genia Kostka and William Hobbs. 2013.
Journal of Contemporary China. 22(80): 204-218.
Local Energy Efficiency Policy Implementation in China: bridging the gap between national priorities and local interests
Genia Kostka and William Hobbs. 2012.
China Quarterly. 211: 765-785.
Selected working papers
Partisan Attachment or Life Stability?
How Sudden Censorship Can Increase Access to Information
William Hobbs and Margaret Roberts.