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Information and International Institutions Revisited

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Journal of Conflict Resolution

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In a recent article in this journal, Chapman presents a formal model of the informational role played by international institutions. Unfortunately, the equilibria given in the article are incorrect. In this article, we identify the errors in the analysis of Chapman and solve for correct equilibria to the model. Our results show little support for the empirical implications derived in the original article. Contrary to these original findings, we find that there may be no relationship between an institution’s policy position and its effect on domestic public opinion or the likelihood that leaders will consult the institution.