2015 research brief from Harvard University researchers outlining the different groups and networks that advance liberal and conservative policy agendas at the state level and analyzing the effectiveness of this party infrastructure.
2015 working paper from Harvard University Law School on the expanded corporate use of the First Amendment over time, based on a statistical analysis of 423 cases.
2015 study from Stanford University and the Harvard Kennedy School comparing the ideological positions of judges across different tiers of the judiciary between judges and lawyers.
2014 study published in Perspectives on Politics analyzing the relative influence of economic elites, interest groups and voters on the passing of public policies.
2014 paper written for the National Bureau of Economic Research that analyzes the behavior of nonpracticing entities (NPEs) as well as the characteristics of companies likely to be targeted.
2014 literature review by Duke University and U.T. Austin in Annual Review of Political Science on the state of research on lobbying and its influence on political outcomes.
2014 study from the London School of Economics and Harvard University on the advantages that incumbent candidates in U.S. elections can have over challengers.
2014 study in Public Administration Review examining the impact of public officials’ corruption on states’ expenditures, borrowing, salaries, and more.
2013 study in State and Local Government Review on the nature of public-private service delivery and the potential benefits and risks of the various forms it can take.
2013 study by the UMass Amherst and the U.C. Irvine in Social Forces on the effect of unions’ political activities on members’ levels of broader social engagement.