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Peer Reviewed Publications

[28] Forthcoming. “The Politics of Policy: The Initial Mass Political Effects of Medicaid Expansion in the States,” American Political Science Review. With Michael W. Sances.

[27] Conditionally Accepted. “Characterizing the Ideology of Federal Agencies: An Approach to Measuring Difficult-to-Observe Organizational Characteristics.” Journal of Politics. With David E. Lewis and Mark D. Richardson.

[26] Forthcoming. “Does Who Owns the News Matter for the News?,” Political Communication. With Allison Archer.

[25] 2017. “Coding and Scaling the Ideological Direction and Content of Policies,” Annual Review of Political Science 20:433-450.

[24] Forthcoming. “A House Divided? Political Conflict and Polarization in the U.S. Congress, 1877-2011.” American Journal of Political Science. 60(5): 866-898. With David Bateman and John Lapinski.

[23] 2016. “Assessing the Variation of Formal Military Alliances in the International System, 1816-2000.” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 60(5): 866-898. With Brett Benson.

[22] 2015. “Public Information, Public Learning, and Public Opinion: The Prospect for Bottom-Up Accountability in Education Policy.” Journal of Public Policy. 35(3): 355-385. With Jason Grissom.

[21] 2014. “The National News Media’s Effect on Congress: How Fox News Affected Representatives in Congress,”Journal of Politics. 76(4): 928-943. With Ted Enamorado.

[20] 2014. “Political Influence in the Bureaucracy: The Irony of Congressional Oversight,” American Journal of Political Science. 58(2): 387-401. With David E. Lewis and Jennifer Selin. Appendix.

[19] 2013. “Robo-Polls: Taking Cues from Traditional Sources?PS: Political Science & Politics. 46(2): 333-337. With Steve Rogers.

[18] 2012. “Congress, Lawmaking and the Fair Labor Standards Act, 1971-2000,” American Journal of Political Science. 56(2): 355-372.. Appendix.

[17] 2012. “Separated Powers in the United States: The Ideology of Agencies, Presidents and Congress,”American Journal of Political Science. 56(2): 341-354. With Anthony Bertelli, Christian Grose, David Lewis, and David Nixon.

[16] 2012.  “Using Roll Calls to Test Models of Politics,” Annual Review of Political Science, Vol 15: 79-99,

[15] 2011. “More A Molehill than a Mountain: the Effects of the Blanket Primary on Elected Officials’ Behavior From California,” Journal of Politics. 73(3): 915-930. With Will Bullock. Appendix.

[14] 2009. “To Simulate or NOMINATE?Legislative Studies Quarterly. XXXIV (4): 593-622. With Simon Jackman.

[13] 2008. “Laws and Roll Calls in the U.S. Congress, 1889-1994.” Legislative Studies Quarterly. XXXIII(4): 511-542. With John Lapinski.

[12] 2008. “Design, Inference, and the Strategic Logic of Suicide Terrorism,” American Political Science Review. 102 (2): 269-74. With Scott Ashworth, Adam Meirowitz and Kristopher W. Ramsay.

[11] 2008. “Expert Opinion, Agency Characteristics and Agency Preferences,” Political Analysis. 16 (1): 3-20. With David E. Lewis.

[10] 2007. “Lawmaking and Roll Calls,” Journal of Politics 69(2):455-67. Appendix.

[9] 2007. “Does Advertising Exposure Affect Turnout?Quarterly Journal of Political Science. 2(2): 27-41. With Scott Ashworth. Appendix.

[8] 2006. “Representation in Congress: Constituents and Roll Calls in the 106th House,” Journal of Politics 68 (2):397-409.

[7] 2006. “Measuring Legislative Accomplishment, 1877-1994,” American Journal of Political Science 50 (1):232-49. With John Lapinski.

[6] 2004. “The Statistical Analysis of Roll Call Voting: A Unified Approach,” American Political Science Review 98 (2) 355-70. With Simon Jackman and Doug Rivers.

[5] 2004. “Testing Accounts of Legislative Strategic Voting: The Compromise of 1790,” American Journal of Political Science 48(4):675-89. With Adam Meirowitz.

[4] 2004. “An Experimental Study of Political Advertising Effects in the 2000 Presidential Election,” Journal of Politics 66(1): 67-96. With John Lapinski.

[3] 2004. “The Most Liberal Senator“?: Analyzing and Interpreting Congressional Roll Calls,” PS: Political Science & Politics XXXVII (4): 805-12. With Simon Jackman and Doug Rivers.

[Reprinted in 2005. Quantitative Methods in Practice: Readings from PS. David Rochefort ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press. Pp 105-115]

[2] 2003. “Integrating Voting Theory and Roll Call Analysis: A Framework,” Political Analysis 11 (4): 381-396. With Adam Meirowitz.

[1] 2001. “Agenda Constrained Legislator Ideal Points and the Spatial Voting Model,” Political Analysis 9 (3):242-260. With Adam Meirowitz. Addendum

Non-Peer Reviewed Publications

[10] Forthcoming. “Measuring Political and Policy Preferences: Using Item Response Scaling” in Analytics, Policy and Governance edited by Jennifer Bachner, Kathryn Wagner Hill, and Benjamin Ginsberg. Yale University Press,New Haven: CT.

[9] Forthcoming. “Where Measures Meet History: Party Polarization During the New Deal and Fair Deal.” Governing in a Polarized Era: Elections, Parties, and Representation in America, Eric Schickler and Alan Gerber eds. pp. 191-219. With Ira Katznelson and John S. Lapinski.

[8] Forthcoming. “Representation.” Oxford Handbook of American Political Development. With Larry Bartels and John Geer.

[7] 2007. “Measuring Significant Legislation, 1877-1948,” in Process, Party and Policymaking Vol. 2: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress, David Brady and Matthew McCubbins eds. Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press. pp.361-378. With John Lapinski.

[6] 2006. “Review of Spatial Models of Parliamentary Voting by Keith T. Poole,” The Political Methodologist 14(1):21-24.

[5] 2005. “Afterword for `The Most Liberal Senator’,” in Quantitative Methods in Practice: Readings from PS. David Rochefort ed. Washington, DC: CQ Press. pp. 116-117.

[4] 2004. “Reflections on Methods Training at Stanford,” in The Political Methodologist 12(2):11-13.

[3] 2003. “Review of Bayesian Data Analysis by Andrew Gelman, John B. Carlin, Hal S. Stern, and Donald B. Rubin,” The Political Methodologist 11(2):6-7.

[2] 2003. “Chebyshev’s Inequality,” “Proxy Variable,” “Regression Plane,” “Regression On,” “Sphericity Assumption” in Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods, Michael Lewis-Beck, Alan Bryman and Tim Futing Liao eds. NY,NY:Sage.

[1] 2002. “Testing Television Advertising Using Interactive Television: The Effectiveness of Political Advertisements” in Excellence 2002 in International Research, Deborah S. Fellows ed. Amsterdam, Netherlands: World Association of Research Professionals. pp. 273-90. With John Lapinski.

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