Ph.D.: California Institute of Technology, 2000. Fields: American Politics, Formal Theory, and Methods (interest groups, the initiative process, policy adoption, political methodology, and Indian gaming).
THE SELECTION OF POLICIES FOR BALLOT INITIATIVES: WHAT VOTERS CAN LEARN FROM LEGISLATIVE INACTION (with John W. Patty), Economics & Politics (2007)
This paper models the process through which proposals are placed on the ballot as initiatives....
The Influence of Unobserved Factors on Position Timing and Content in the NAFTA Vote, Political Analysis (2006)
A variety of factors have been shown to influence position timing and the content of...
Strategic voting in British elections (with Michael Alvarez and Jonathan Nagler), Electoral Studies (2006)
In this paper we examine the extent to which voters engage in strategic behavior. Our...
Whose Ear to Bend? Information Sources and Venue Choice in Policy-Making (with Sean Gailmard and John W. Patty), Quarterly Journal of Political Science (2006)
Important conceptualizations of both interest groups and bureaucratic agencies suggest that these institutions provide legislatures...
Selection Bias and Continuous-Time Duration Models: Consequences and a Proposed Solution (with Daniel S. Morey and Megan Shannon), American Journal of Political Science (2006)
This paper analyzes the consequences of non-random sample selection for continuous-time duration analyses and develops...
Contributions to Books
Selection, Encyclopedia of Research Design. (2010)
Contemporary Election Fraud: Studying State Election Fraud Cases.” (with R M. Alvarez), Election Fraud: Detecting and Deterring Electoral Manipulation (2008)
The Initiative Process and Interest Group Attention to Legislative Activity, Direct Democracy's Impact on American Political Institutions, (2008)
“Likelihood Ratio Test.”, Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods (2004)
"Selection Bias.”, Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods. (2004)
“Direct Democracy and Individual Interest Group Membership (with Daniel Bowen), Department of Political Science, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (2009)
“The Subversion of Administrative Oversight: Campaign Contributions and Nursing Home Inspections", Department of Political Science, State University of New York at Buffalo. (2009)
“Direct Democracy and Individual Interest Group Membership.” (with Daniel Bowen), American Political Science Association Conference (2008)
Methods Workshop: “Interpreting Interaction Effects in Regression Models, Departments of Political Science and Sociology, University of Kentucky. (2008)
“Modeling Sample Selection for Durations with Time-Varying Covariates, With An Application to the Duration of Exchange Rate Regimes.” (with Christopher M. Meissner), Political Methodology Conference (2008)