Public Management and Policy Implementation

Available in draft format:

“Principal-Agent Negotiations with Teams of Agents: Experimental Evidence.” Available at SSRN.

“Experimental Tests for Gender Differences in Principal-Agent Negotiations.” Available at SSRN.

“Strategic Transformation in Public Health: In the Case of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.” Available at SSRN.

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


“Incentives and Tournaments in Public Organizations.” Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. x(xx):xx-xx. n.d.

“Designing Systems for the Co-Production of Public Knowledge: Considerations for National Statistical Systems,” with Derrick Anderson. Policy Design and Practice. x(xx):xx-xx. n.d.

“Employee Satisfaction in Agencies with Merit-Based Pay: Differential Effects for Three Measures,” with Sungjoo Choi. International Public Management Journal. 20(3):442-466. 2017.

“Developing Knowledge States: Technology and the Enhancement of National Statistical Capacity,” with Derrick Anderson. Review of Policy Research. 34(3):400-420. 2017.

“Moving Beyond the Boundaries? Exploring Nexus Among Public Policy, Public Management, and Nonprofit and Voluntary Studies Fields,” with Edella Schlager and Craig Smith. Policy Studies Journal. 45(1):4-21. 2017.

Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment, with Gary J. Miller. Cambridge University Press. Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series. 2016.

“The Institutional Design Frontiers of Publicness and University Performance,” with Derrick Anderson. Public Administration Review. 76(5):753-755. 2016.

“Effects of Participation and Collaboration on Perceived Effectiveness of Core Public Health Functions,” with Amber H. Sinclair. American Journal of Public Health. 105(8):1638-1645. 2015.

“Exit, Voice, and Loyalty with Multiple Exit Options: Evidence from the U.S. Federal Workforce,” with Soo-Young Lee. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 25(2):373-398. 2015.

“The Rise of the Transactions Costs Perspective: Oliver Williamson’s Markets and Hierarchies.” In The Oxford Handbook of the Classics of Public Policy and Administration, edited by Steven Balla, Edward Page, and Martin Lodge. Oxford University Press. 2015.

“Information and Uncertainty in Policy Implementation: Evidence from the Implementation of EPA Waivers.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 24(2):267-288. 2014.

“The (Negligible) Benefit of Moving First: Efficiency and Equity in Principal-Agent Negotiations,” with Gary J. Miller and William P. Bottom. Group Decision and Negotiation. 22(3):499-518. 2013.

“Assessing the Effects of Organizational Resources on Public Agency Performance: Evidence from the U.S. Federal Government,” with Soo-Young Lee. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 23(3):687-712. 2013.

“Separation and Integration in Public Health: Evidence from Organizational Structure in the States,” with Amber Sinclair. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 23(1):55-77. 2013.

“Merit-based Pay and Employee Motivation in Federal Agencies,” with Sungjoo Choi. The Brookings Institution: Issues in Governance. 2013.

“Disorder, Dictatorship, and Government Effectiveness: Cross-national Evidence,” with Soo-Young Lee. Journal of Public Policy. 32(1):5-31. 2012.

“Strategy, Structure, and Policy Dynamics.” In The Sage Handbook of Public Administration, edited by Guy Peters and Carl Dahlström. Sage. 2012.

“The Public Choice Perspective.” In The Routledge Handbook of Public Policy, edited by Eduardo Araral, Scott Fritzen, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, and Wun Xu. Routledge. 2012.

“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.

“A Topography of Civil Service Laws,” with Sungjoo Choi. International Public Management Journal. 14(1):106-130. 2011.

“Policy Windows, Public Opinion, and Policy Ideas: The Evolution of No Child Left Behind,” with Vasil Jaiani. Quality Assurance in Education. 19(1):8-27. 2011.

“The Hierarchical Consequences of Reinvention: Evidence from the American Bureaucracy.” Journal of Management History. 16(1):59-74. 2010.

“Collaborative Behavior and the Performance of Government Agencies,” with Soo-Young Lee, Taesik Yun, and Chansu Jung. International Public Management Journal. 13(4):321-349. 2010.

“New Perspectives on Public Service Motivation.” International Public Management Journal. 13(1):5-8. 2010.

“Experimental Methods and their Critics,” with Gary J. Miller. In The Oxford Handbook of American Bureaucracy, edited by Robert F. Durant. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2010.

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

“Institutional Design and Information Revelation: Evidence from Environmental Right-to-Know.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 19(2):189-205. 2009.

“Government Effectiveness in Comparative Perspective,” with Soo-Young Lee. Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis. 11(2):249-281. 2009.

“Presidential Attention to Independent Regulators in the Bush Era.” In President George W. Bush’s Influence over Bureaucracy and Policy: Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Powers, edited by Colin Provost and Paul Teske. New York: Palgrave-Macmillan. 2009.

“Can Consolidation Preserve Local Autonomy? Mitigating Vertical and Horizontal Dilemmas.” In Self-organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action, edited by Richard C. Feiock and John T. Scholz. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 2009.

“Exit, Voice, Loyalty, and Pay: Evidence from the Federal Workforce,” with Soo-Young Lee. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 18(4):647-671. 2008.

“A Test of the Political Control of Bureaucracies Under Asymmetric Information.” Rationality and Society. 20(4):445-470. 2008.

“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.

“Constructing a Diverse State: Legal Change and the Gradual Incorporation of Women in the U.S. Armed Forces,” with Rachel Marron. Thurgood Marshall Law Review. 33(2):241-260. 2008.

“Competing Explanations for Bureaucratic Preferences.” Journal of Theoretical Politics. 19(3):219-248. 2007.

“Decentralized Policy Implementation.” Political Research Quarterly. 60(1):17-30. 2007.

“The Principal’s Moral Hazard: Constraints on the Use of Incentives in Hierarchy,” with Gary J. Miller. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 17(2):213-233. 2007.

“Descriptive Representation and Policymaking Authority: Evidence from Women in Cabinets and Bureaucracies,” with Mercedes G. Ball and Vicky M. Wilkins. Governance. 20(4):559-580. 2007.

“Designing Markets: Why Competitive Bidding and Auctions in Government Often Fail to Deliver.” Policy Studies Journal. 35(1):61-85. 2007.

“Building a Pathway to Cooperation: Negotiation and Social Exchange between Principal and Agent,” with William P. Bottom, James Holloway, Gary J. Miller, and Alexandra Mislin. Administrative Science Quarterly. 51(1):29-58. 2006.

“Ideological Extremism and Public Participation,” with Jeff Yates and Holona L. Ochs. Social Science Quarterly. 87(1):36-54. 2006.

“Unitary, Divisional, and Matrix Forms as Political Governance Systems.” Journal of Management and Governance. 10(4):435-454. 2006.

“The Pursuit of Political Control by Multiple Principals.” Journal of Politics. 67(1):29-49. 2005.

“Organisational Dilemmas of the U.S. EPA: Why Structures Matter for Environmental Protection,” with Richard Arnold. Environmental Politics. 14(1):142-147. 2005.

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

“Adapting Agencies: Competition, Imitation, and Punishment in the Design of Bureaucratic Performance.” In Politics, Policy and Organizations: Essays on the Scientific Study of Bureaucracy, edited by George Krause and Kenneth J. Meier. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 2003.

“Volunteerism and Social Capital in Policy Implementation: Evidence from the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program,” with Jeff Yates. Journal of Aging & Social Policy. 14(3/4):61-73. 2003.

“Decentralization and Political Control of the Bureaucracy.” Journal of Theoretical Politics. 14(2):167-193. 2002.

“Trust and Incentives in Principal-Agent Negotiations: The ‘Insurance/Incentive Trade-off’,” with Gary J. Miller. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 14(2):231-267. 2002.

“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.

“Threats, Institutions, and Regulation in Common Pool Resources.” Policy Sciences. 35(2):125-139. 2002.