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Mirrors of the Economy: National Accounts and International Norms in Russia and Beyond. Cornell University Press, 2010.

  • Honorable Mention for the 2011 Ed A. Hewett Book Prize.

  • Annual award for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia, and Eastern Europe.

Measuring Identity: A Guide for Social Scientists. Edited by Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, Alastair Iain Johnston, and Rose McDermott. Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Imagined Economies: The Sources of Russian Regionalism. Cambridge University Press, 2005.

Peer-Reviewed Articles

Who’s a fascist? Book symposium on Is Russia Fascist? by Marlène Laruelle,” Nationalities Papers, 2022, First View online.

Take A Chance: Trust-Building Across Identity Groups,” with Andrew H. Kydd,

Journal of Peace Research, First View online.

“Transparency in Qualitative Research: An Overview of Key Findings and Implications
of the Deliberations”
(with Alan Jacobs and Tim Büthe and 48 coauthors), and “Research in Authoritarian and Repressive Contexts” (with Eva Bellin, Sheena Chestnut Greitens, and Diane Singerman), Perspectives on Politics, 2021, 19:1, pp. 171–200.


“Eurasia and Postcommunism: Weasel Words?” (with Anton Shirikov, and Dmitrii
Kofanov) in “Weasel Words and the Analysis of ‘Postcommunist Politics’: A Symposium,”
East European Politics and Societies, 2020, 34:2, pp.283–325.


“Teaching Computerized Content Analysis for Undergraduate Research Papers” (with
Steven L. Wilson), PS: Political Science & Politics, 2019, pp. 1–7.

“Xenophobia on the Rise? Temporal and Regional Trends in Xenophobic Attitudes
in Russia”
(with Hannah S. Chapman, Kyle L. Marquardt, and Theodore P. Gerber),
Comparative Politics, 2018, 50:3, pp. 381–394.


“Pride Versus Prejudice: Ethnicity, National Identity, and Xenophobia in Russia”
(with Nicole B. Kraus), Comparative Politics, 2016, 48:3, pp. 293–315.


“Ethnicity as a Variable: An assessment of measures and datasets of ethnicity and
related identities”
(with Kyle L. Marquardt), Social Science Quarterly, 2015, 96:3
(September), 689–716.


“Improving Data Quality: Actors, Incentives and Capabilities” (with Devesh Kapur),
Political Analysis, 2007, 15:4 (Autumn), pp. 365–386.


“Identity as a Variable,” by Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, Iain Johnston, and Rose
McDermott, Perspectives on Politics, 2006, 4:4 (December), pp. 695–711.


“The 2002 Russian Census in Comparative Perspective: Institutional Reform at Goskomstat,” Post-Soviet Affairs, 2004, 20:4, pp. 1–32.

Book Chapters

Russia: Muddling Through Populism and the Pandemic,” (with Anton Shirikov and Valeriia Umanets), in Nils Ringe and Lucio Renno, eds. Populists and the Pandemic: How Populists Around the World Responded to COVID-19, Routledge, 2023, Chp 15, pp. 173–183.

“Sovereignty and regionalism in Eurasia” (with Dmitrii Kofanov and Anton Shirikov), in Anssi Paasi, John Harrison, and Martin Jones, eds. Handbook on the Geographies of Regions and Territories, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, Chp. 32, pp. 395–406.


“Khokkeynaya diplomatiya [hockey diplomacy]” (with Yuval Weber) in Alena Ledeneva, et al. ed. Global Encyclopaedia of Informality: Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity, Volume 2, UCL Press, 2018, Chp 8.15, pp. 470–473.


“Accidental Hegemony: How the System of National Accounts Became a Global Institution,” in Gerald Berk, et al., eds. Political Creativity: Reconfiguring Institutional Order and Change, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013, Chp. 7, pp. 67–187.

“National Identity and Xenophobia in Russia: Opportunities for regional analysis,” by Yoshiko M. Herrera and Nicole B. Kraus in William M. Reisinger, ed. Russia’s Regions and Comparative Subnational Politics, Routledge, 2013, Chp. 6, pp. 102–119.

“Imagined Economies: Constructivist Political Economy, Nationalism, and Economic-Based Sovereignty Movements in Russia,” in R. Abdelal, M. Blyth and C. Parson, eds. Constructing The International Economy, Cornell University Press, 2010, Chp. 5, pp. 114–134.

“The Transformation of Goskomstat in the 1990s,” in T. Colton and S. Holmes, eds. The State after Communism, Rowman & Littlefield, 2006, pp. 53–86.

“Transformatsiia Goskomstata v 90-kh godakh,” in T. Colton and S. Holmes, eds. Strana posle kommunizma: gosudarstvennoe upravlenie v novoi Rossii, volume 2, Moscow: Institut prava i publichnoi politiki, 2004, pp. 69–106.

“Priorities for Research on Culture, Identity, and Conflict,” in National Research Council, eds. Conflict and Reconstruction in Multiethnic Societies, National Academies Press, 2003, pp. 17–20.


“Culture, Identity, and Conflict: Suggested Areas for Further Research,” in National Research Council, eds. Conflict and Reconstruction in Multiethnic Societies, National Academies Press, 2003, pp. 77–80.


“Russian Economic Reform 1991-1998.” In Z. Barany and R. Moser, eds., Challenges To Democratic Transition In Russia, Cambridge University Press, 2001, pp. 135– 173.

Other Work

“The influence of Ronald G. Suny’s work: A visual display of the number of works and fields that cite his work,” with Helen Cho, Festschrift for Ronald Suny, University of Michigan, 2016.

“The U.S. and Russian Interventions in Syria: Room for Cooperation or Prelude to Greater Conflict,” by Yoshiko Herrera, Andrew Kydd, and Fyodor Lukyanov, Working Group On The Future of U.S.- Russia Relations, Working Paper #5, December 2015.

“The Non-Proliferation Treaty as a Conditional Norm,” by Yoshiko M. Herrera and Jacques E. C. Hymans, Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo, 2011.

“Psychological Versus Rational Models of Human Decision-Making,” by Rose McDermott and Yoshiko Herrera, Symposium in APSA Comparative Politics Newsletter, v. 21, no. 1 (winter 2010), pp. 21-23.


“Measuring Identity Content and Comparing Social Identities,” by Yoshiko Herrera, Rose McDermott, Iain Johnston, and Rawi Abdelal, Qualitative & Multi-Method Research, Spring 2009, pp. 41-45.

“Theory, Data, and Formalization: The Unusual Case of David Laitin,” Qualitative Methods Newsletter, 4:1, Spring 2006, pp. 2-6.


“Health and Demography in the States of the Former Soviet Union: Conference Report” Yoshiko M. Herrera and Mark G. Field, NewsNet: News of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, October 2005, vol. 45: 5, pp. 7-10.


“Symposium: Discourse and Content Analysis,” edited by Yoshiko M. Herrera and Bear F. Braumoeller, Qualitative Methods Newsletter, spring 2004, pp. 15-39.

“Attempts under Putin to Create a Unified Economic Space in Russia,” Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo #231, January, 2002, pp.123-126.

“Why Russia Can’t Seem to Reform,” review essay, Orbis, vol. 46:1, Winter 2002, pp. 198-204.


“Ekonomicheskaia Reforma v Rossii, 1991-1998,” Neprikosnovennyi Zapas, #6 (20), 2001, pp. 57-64.


“Osmyslenie Ekonomicheskoi Reformy: Noveishie Zapadnye Raboty o Rossiiskoi Ekonomike,” Neprikosnovennyi Zapas, # 5 (19), 2001, pp. 126-131.


“Economic Assistance to Russia: Ineffectual, Politicized, and Corrupt?” Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo #136, May, 2000, pp. 133-137.


“Lessons from Russia’s Experience with Market-Oriented Reform,” Program on New Approaches to Russian Security, Policy Memo #85, November, 1999, pp.81-84.


The Yoshikoder, a cross-platform multilingual content analysis program. Developed by Will Lowe as part of the Identity Project, under the direction of Rawi Abdelal, Yoshiko Herrera, and Iain Johnston, at the Weatherhead Center, Harvard University, (2001-2007). 3 of 1

Research in Progress

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