Regulation and Enforcement

Available in draft format:

“Institutional Design and Regulatory Burden: Evidence from Student Financial Aid,” with Janet S. Whitford. Available at: SSRN.

Published:

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

“Estimation of Several Political Action Effects of Energy Prices.” Energy & Policy Research. 3(1):13-18. 2016.

“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.

“Focal Points in Public Policy: Evidence from Voluntary Regulation,” with Justin Tucker. Review of Policy Research. 29(2):281-299. 2012.

“Design, Performance, and Interstate Collaboration: Insights from the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative,” with Brendan Kretzschmar. Regional & Federal Studies. 22(4):475-498. 2012.

“Does More Federal Environmental Funding Increase or Decrease States’ Efforts?: Evidence on Flypaper Effects from American Federalism,” with Benjamin Y. Clark. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. 30(1):136-152. 2011.

“Effects of Regulatory Quality and Political Institutions on Access to Water and Sanitation,” with Helen Smith and Anant Mandawat. In Infrastructure Regulation: What Works, How Do We Know It and Why?, edited by Eduardo Araral, Daryl Jarvis, and Wun Xu. World Scientific Publishing. 2011.

“The Reduction of Regulatory Uncertainty: Evidence from Tax Policy.” Saint Louis University Law Journal. 55(1):269-306. 2010.

“Disparities in Access to Clean Water and Sanitation: Institutional Causes,” with Helen Smith and Anant Mandawat. Water Policy Journal. 12(Supp. 1):155-176. 2010.

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

“Perceiving Credible Commitments: How Independent Regulators Shape Elite Perceptions of Regulatory Quality,” with Anthony M. Bertelli. British Journal of Political Science. 39(3):517-537. 2009.

“Technology and the Evolution of the Regulatory State,” with Justin A. Tucker. Comparative Political Studies. 42(12):1567-1590. 2009.

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

“Political and Social Foundations for Sustainability,” with Karen Wong. Political Research Quarterly. 62(1):190-204. 2009.

“Data Foundations for Sustainability: Response to York,” with Karen Wong. Political Research Quarterly. 62(1):209-210. 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.

“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.

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

“Checks, Balances, and the Cost of Regulation: Evidence from the American States,” with Dorothy Daley and Donald Haider-Markel. Political Research Quarterly. 60(4):696-706. 2007.

“Designing Property Rights for Water: Mediating Market, Government, and Corporation Failures,” with Benjamin Y. Clark. Policy Sciences. 40(4):335-351. 2007.

“Extra-judicial Decision-making for Drug Safety and Risk Management: Evidence from the FDA,” with Hazel McMullin. Northwestern University Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property. 5(2):250-264. 2007.

“Water, Water, Everywhere?: Legal Structures for the Contracting and Privatization of Public Water Resources,” with Aldo Davila. Missouri Environmental Law and Policy Review. 15(1):49-66. 2007.

“Making Environmental Self-Regulation Mandatory,” with Richard Arnold. Global Environmental Politics. 6(4):1-12. 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.

“Pollution Incidence and Political Jurisdiction: Evidence from the TRI,” with Eric Helland. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management. 46(3):403-424. 2003.

“The Structures of Interest Coalitions: Evidence from Environmental Litigation.” Business and Politics. 5(1):45-64. 2003.

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