Out now - V-Party!
It's been a tough project but definitely worth it: V-Party is now publicly available at V-Dem's homepage! And its launch featured prominently on The Guardian and CNN with key findings about the GOP...
Data Collection on Elections Global Finished
Elections Global - the "raw" data that served as the base for V-Party - is now available at Harvard Dataverse. It covers some smaller countries beyond V-Dem's scope and may therefore be of interest as well.
Article on Party Policy Diffusion and Text Similarity Accepted
Our paper "The ties that bind. Text similarities and the conditional diffusion of party policies" - together with Martin Rachuj - has been accepted for publication in the British Journal of Political Science! We will release the replication material and additional material beyond the Online Appendix soon.
Research Stay @ V-Dem
From mid-August to mid-September I was visiting the V-Dem Institute in Gothenburg to push our collaboration for the new expert survey on political parties. The survey will run in January and we expect first results in late spring 2020.