Tony Bertelli holds the C.C. Crawford Chair in Management and Performance in the
School of Policy, Planning, and Development. His research interests converge on the role
of political institutions in shaping public policy outcomes and organizational
structures. His work has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals including the
American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of
Politics, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, Journal of Theoretical
Politics, Political Studies, Public Administration Review, and Public Choice. He serves
on the editorial boards of the Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science,
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and International Public Management
Journal. 

Some recent publications are linked below. A fuller sample of working papers and articles
is available via my SSRN page linked on the right sidebar. Thanks for visiting! 

American Politics

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Small Changes, Big Results: Legislative Voting Behavior in the Presence of New Voters (with Jamie L. Carson), Electoral Studies (2011)

Changes in district boundaries in small magnitude electoral systems can have substantive consequences for representation....

 

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The Lengthened Shadow of Another Institution? Ideal Point Estimates for the Executive Branch and Congress (with Christian R. Grose), American Journal of Political Science (2011)

While the president’s relationship to Congress has been carefully studied, the broader executive branch has...

 

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Demanding Information: Think Tanks and the U.S. Congress (with Jeffrey B. Wenger), British Journal of Political Science (2009)

The recent growth in the formation of think tanks in the United States raises questions...

 

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Secretaries of Pork? A New Theory of Distributive Public Policy (with Christian R. Grose), Journal of Politics (2009)

Scholars have focused attention toward congressional influence over distributive grant allocations, though have less frequently...

 

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Ideological Extremism and Electoral Structure: Multimember versus Single-member Districts (with Lilliard E. Richardson), Public Choice (2008)

Relying on a formal theoretical model, Cox (1984; 1990a; 1990b; 1997) demonstrates that single member...

 

Comparative Politics

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Government Checking Government: How Performance Measures Expand Distributive Politics (with Peter John), Journal of Politics (2010)

This paper argues that distributive politics operates in a variety of contexts in which governments...

 

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Perceiving Credible Commitments: How Independent Regulators Shape Elite Perceptions of Regulatory Quality (with Andrew B. Whitford), British Journal of Political Science (2009)

Numerous recent studies have addressed how the investment choices of firms depend on elite perceptions...

 

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Credible Governance? Transparency, Political Control, the Personal Vote, and British Quangos, Political Studies (2008)

This paper claims that special purpose independent agencies such as quangos provide an avenue for...

 

Public Administration and Management

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The Lengthened Shadow of Another Institution? Ideal Point Estimates for the Executive Branch and Congress (with Christian R. Grose), American Journal of Political Science (2011)

While the president’s relationship to Congress has been carefully studied, the broader executive branch has...

 

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Government Checking Government: How Performance Measures Expand Distributive Politics (with Peter John), Journal of Politics (2010)

This paper argues that distributive politics operates in a variety of contexts in which governments...

 

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Perceiving Credible Commitments: How Independent Regulators Shape Elite Perceptions of Regulatory Quality (with Andrew B. Whitford), British Journal of Political Science (2009)

Numerous recent studies have addressed how the investment choices of firms depend on elite perceptions...

 

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Secretaries of Pork? A New Theory of Distributive Public Policy (with Christian R. Grose), Journal of Politics (2009)

Scholars have focused attention toward congressional influence over distributive grant allocations, though have less frequently...

 

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Credible Governance? Transparency, Political Control, the Personal Vote, and British Quangos, Political Studies (2008)

This paper claims that special purpose independent agencies such as quangos provide an avenue for...

 

Applied Formal Theory

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Strategic Appointments (with Sven Feldmann), Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory (2007)

This article develops an institutional spatial theory of presidential appointments to administrative agencies that falls...

 

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Structural Reform Litigation: Remedial Bargaining And Bureaucratic Drift (with Sven E. Feldmann), Journal of Theoretical Politics (2006)

Initiated by interest groups representing the interest of a class of agency clients, structural reform...

 

Public Policy

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The Demand and Supply of Parliamentary Policy Advocacy: Evidence from UK Health Policy, 1997-2005 (with Rachel M. Dolan), Government & Opposition (2009)

Fundamental to democratic politics is the quality of representation of constituents' interests by elected officials....

 

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The Behavioral Impact of Drinking and Driving Laws (with Lilliard E. Richardson), Policy Studies Journal (2008)

All U.S. states have laws designed to discourage people from drinking and driving, but enforcement...