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Associate Professor of Political Science
University of California, Los Angeles
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Papers in Refereed Journals
- “Effort and Intensity in Legislative Politics: Reconsidering Obstruction in the Pre-Cloture Senate.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 20(1). January 2008. With Gregory Koger.
- “Short versus Long Coalitions: Electoral Accountability and the Size of the Public Sector.” American Journal of Political Science 50(2). April 2006. With Frances M. Rosenbluth.
- “A Comparative Theory of Electoral Incentives : Representing the Unorganized Under PR, Plurality, and Mixed-Member Electoral Systems.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 15(1). January 2003. With Michael F. Thies.
- “Money and Majorities in the Federal Republic of Germany: Evidence for a Veto Players Model of Government Spending.” American Journal of Political Science 43(3). August 1999.
- “Constructing Us: Ideology, Coalition Politics and False Consciousness.” American Journal of Political Science 43(2): 303-334. April 1999.
- “Voter Responses to Electoral Complexity: Ticket Splitting, Rational Voters and Representation in the Federal Republic of Germany.” British Journal of Political Science 29(3): 583-601. July 1999.
- “Congressional Party Leadership: Utilitarian versus Majoritarian Incentives.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 23(2): 221-245. May 1998.
- “Choosing Strategies to Control the Bureaucracy: Statutory Constraints, Oversight and the Committee System.” Journal of Law, Economics and Organization 13: 101-126. 1997.
- “Strategic Responses to Institutional Change: Parties, Committees and Multiple Referral.” Public Choice 88(3-4): 239-258. September 1996.
- “Political Control versus Expertise: Congressional Choices about Administrative Procedures.” American Political Science Review 89(1): 62-73. March 1995. (Reprinted in Susan Rose-Ackerman (ed.) Economics of Administrative Law, Edward Elgar Publishing. 2007.
- “The Logic of Institutional Preferences: German Electoral Law as a Social Choice Outcome.” American Journal of Political Science 37: 965-989. November 1993.
Work in Progress
- “Long Coalitions under Electoral Uncertainty: Zero Sum Conflict and the Electoral Origins of Political Parties.” With Hans Noel. Presented at 2007 MWPSA Meeting.
- “A Theory of Political Parties” With Marty Cohen, David Karol, Seth Masket, Hans Noel, and John Zaller. Presented at 2006 APSA meeting.
- “Slowing at Sunset: Administrative Procedures and the Pace of Reform in Korea” With Jeeyang Rhee Baum. Presented at 2005 APSA meeting.
- “Coalition Parties versus Coalitions of Parties: How Electoral Agency Shapes the Political Logic of Costs and Benefits.” With Frances Rosenbluth. Presented at 2002 APSA meeting.
- “Self-Interest, Moral Principle, and Social Context: A Rational Choice Analysis of the Abolitionist Movement.” Presented at the 2000 MWPSA meeting.
- “Rational Voting in an Old and a New Democracy: An Analysis of Elections in Unified Germany.” Presented at 1999 MWPSA meeting.
Papers in Edited Volumes
- “Reforming Representation in California: Checks and Balances without Gridlock” in Bruce Cain and Roger Noll, editors, Constitutional Reform in California Berkeley, CA: IGS Press, 1995.
- “Political Decisions about Bureaucratic Accountability: Interests, Institutions and Prospects for Reform” in Gary Libecap, editor, Reinventing Government and the Problem of Bureaucracy, JAI Press 1996.
- “Measuring the Ties that Bind: Electoral Cohesiveness in Four Countries,” with Gary Cox and Frances Rosenbluth. In Bernard Grofman, editor, Electoral Politics in Japan, Korea and Taiwan, University of Michigan Press, 1999.
- “Hybrid Systems.” In the Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought, Paul Clarke and Joe Foweraker, editors. Routledge Press, 2001.
Comments, Book Reviews and Other Publications:
- “Bureaucratic Accountability for Regulatory Decisions: Comment on Lupia and McCubbins” Law and Contemporary Problems 1994.
- “Review of Interests and Institutions: Substance and Structure in American Politics by Robert Salisbury in Annals of the Academy of Social Science 1995.
- “Economic Imperialists Go Native: Life in a Political Science Department”, Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession Newsletter Winter 1995.
- “Review of Learning Democracy by Robert Rohrschneider, in American Political Science Review, September 2000.