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Ongoing Research

Active Working Papers

“The Deconstruction of the Administrative State,” Presidential Address, 2019 annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, Austin, TX, January 17-19 [Presidential address final 030919]

“OMB in its Management Role: Evidence from Surveys of Federal Executives,” (with Mark D. Richardson and Eric Rosenthal), Paper presented at the Peter S. Kalikow Center Symposium on Prioritizing Presidential Policies: How Does the Office of Management and Budget Influence Executive Policy Making?, Hofstra University, April 11-12, 2019.[Download paper]

Dahlström, Carl, Mihály Fazekas, David E. Lewis. 2018. “Agency Design, Favoritism and Procurement in the United States.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston, MA, August 31-September 2.[Download paper]

“Policy Making and the President’s Enforcement Power,” (with Nathan Kiker) Paper prepared for presentation at the 2017 annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA, January 12-14, 2017. [Download paper]

“Elections, Ideology, and Turnover in the U.S. Federal Government,” (with Alexander D. Bolton and John M. de Figueiredo), NBER Working Paper #22932. [Download paper]

“Political Control and Presidential Spending Power,” Paper presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Philadelphia, PA, August 31-September 4. [Download paper]

“Public Sector Personnel Economics: Wages, Promotions, and the Competence-Control Trade-Off,” (with Charles M. Cameron and John M. de Figueiredo), NBER Working Paper Series #22966. [Download paper]

“Politicization and Compliance with the Law: The Case of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998” (with Evan Haglund) Manuscript, Vanderbilt University. [Download paper]