Research



Research Areas
  • Congress: Electoral Politics, Institutional Development, and Polarization
  • Presidency: Policymaking Powers, Congressional Relations, Public Attitudes Toward the Executive, and Party Building/Leadership
  • American Political Development: Electoral Institutions and Political Parties



Selected Publications

Congress
  • Electoral Incentives in Congress. 2018. University of Michigan Press, with Jamie L. Carson
  • "Congressional Candidates in an Era of Party Ballots." 2017. Journal of Politics 79(2): 534-545, with Jamie Carson 
  • "Electoral Reform and Changes in Legislative Behavior: Adoption of the Secret Ballot in Congressional Elections." 2015. Legislative Studies Quarterly 40(1): 83-110, with Jamie L. Carson 

Presidency
  • "Public Attitudes Toward Presidential Veto Powers." 2018. Research & Politics 5(1): 1-6, with Ryan D. Williamson
  • "The Logic of Presidential Signing Statements." 2013. Political Research Quarterly 66(1): 141-153, with Ian Ostrander