Criminal Justice

Available in draft format:

“Several Diverse Effects of Reorganization: Evidence from the USCIS,” with Soo-Young Lee, Taesik Yun, and Jae Young Lim. Available at: SSRN.


“Political Polarization as a Constraint on Corruption: A Cross-national Comparison,” with David S. Brown and Michael Touchton. World Development. 39(9):1516-1529. 2011.

Presidential Rhetoric and the Public Agenda: Constructing the War on Drugs, with Jeff Yates. The Johns Hopkins University Press. 2009.

“Race in the War on Drugs: The Social Consequences of Presidential Rhetoric,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 6(4):874-898. 2009.

“Effects of the Institutional Design of the Civil Service: Evidence from Corruption,” with Ellen V. Rubin. International Public Management Journal. 11(4):404-425. 2008.

“The Political Roots of Executive Clemency,” with Holona L. Ochs. American Politics Research. 34(6):825-846. 2006.

“Agenda Setting, Issue Priorities, and Organizational Maintenance: The U.S. Supreme Court, 1955 to 1994,” with Jeff Yates and William Gillespie. British Journal of Political Science. 35(2):369-381. 2005.

“Institutional Foundations of the President’s Issue Agenda,” with Jeff Yates. Political Research Quarterly. 58(4):587-595. 2005.

“Policy Signals and Executive Governance: Presidential Rhetoric in the War on Drugs,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Politics. 65(4):995-1012. 2003.

“Bureaucratic Discretion, Agency Structure, and Democratic Responsiveness: The Case of the United States Attorneys.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 12(1):3-27. 2002.