Research on American interest groups and lobbying

Below is a list of articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters that I have authored or co-authored.

“Ages of Organization: The Emergence of National Interest Groups in American History.” Political Science Quarterly forthcoming.

“The Influence of Interest Group and Party Competition on Growth in State Spending and Debt” with Jeff Cummins.  American Politics Research 48(July, 2020): 455 – 466.

“Strategic Lobbying to Support or Oppose Legislation in the U.S. Congress.”  Journal of Legislative Studies 25(December, 2019): 533 – 552.

“The Influence of Corporate Lobbying on Federal Contracting” with Aaron Dusso and Henrik Schatzinger. Social Science Quarterly 100(August, 2019): 1793 – 1809.

“Dynamic State Interest Group Systems: A New Look with New Data.”  Interest Groups & Advocacy 8(December, 2019): 499 – 518.

“Fiscal Accountability in Gubernatorial Elections” with Jeff Cummins.  State Politics & Policy Quarterly 18(December, 2018): 395 – 416.

“Interest Group and Lobbying Research in a Higher Level Context: Two Tests of Integrating Multiple Levels of Analysis.”  American Politics Research 45(September, 2017): 887 – 902.

“A Theoretical Foundation for Assessing Principal-Agent Problems in Lobbying Ethics and an Empirical Test.”  Interest Groups & Advocacy 6(October, 2017): 272 – 289.

“Learnable Skills, or Unteachable Instinct? What Can and Cannot be Taught in the Lobbying Profession” with Heath Brown and Timothy M. LaPira.  Interest Groups & Advocacy 4(March, 2015): 7 – 24.

“Challenges of Integrating Levels of Analysis in Interest Group Research.”  In The Organization Ecology of Interest Communities, eds. David Lowery, Darren Halpin, and Virginia Gray, pp. 79-97.  London: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2015.

“Reflecting on Theodore J. Lowi’s The End of Liberalism.”  In the Oxford Handbook of the Classics of Public Policy and Administration, eds. Edward Page, Steven Balla, and Martin Lodge.  New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.

“Why Lobbyists for Competing Interests Often Cooperate.”  In New Directions in Interest Group Research, ed. Matt Grossmann, pp. 105-121.  New York: Routledge, 2014.

“No Exaggeration: Truthfulness in the Lobbying of Government Agencies by Competing Interest Groups” with Hyoung-Goo Kang.  Japanese Journal of Political Science 14(December, 2013): 499 – 520.

“The Interest Group Effect on Contact with Congress.”  Party Politics 19(November, 2013): 925 – 944.

“A Dynamic Model of Member Participation in Interest Groups.”  Interest Groups & Advocacy 2(October, 2013): 278 – 301.

“Shopping in the Political Arena: Strategic Venue Selection by Organized Interests in a Federal System” with Jeffrey R. Henig and Heath Brown.  State and Local Government Review 44(April, 2012): 9 – 20.

“The Failure of Indian Casino Advocacy in New York.”  In The New Politics of Indian Gaming: The Rise of Reservation Interest Groups, eds. Kenneth N. Hansen and Tracey A. Skopek.  Las Vegas: University of Nevada Press, 2011.

“Democratic Limits of Political Conflict.”  In Stewardship of Public Lands: Politics and the Yellowstone Ecosystem, ed. N. Scott Cole.  Washington, DC: American Association of State Colleges and Universities, 2010.

“Interest Group Competition and Coalition Formation.”  American Journal of Political Science 53(April, 2009): 360 – 375.

“Institutional Constraints on Legislative Lobbying: Lobbying for Indian Casinos in New York State.” Social Science Journal 46(December, 2009): 756 – 775.

“Interest Group Competition and Cooperation at Legislative Hearings.”  Congress & the Presidency 35(Autumn, 2008): 17 – 38.

“By Invitation Only: Interest Group Access to the Oval Office.”  American Review  of Politics 25(Fall, 2004): 221 – 240.

“Community Mobilization and Credit: The Impact of Nonprofits and Social Capital on Community Reinvestment Act Lending.”  Social Science Quarterly 85(March, 2004): 187 – 205.

“Choosing Battlegrounds: Interest Group Lobbying Across Multiple Venues.”  Political Research Quarterly 56(September 2003): 325 – 336.

“Expanding the Limits of Power: The Federal Reserve and the Implementation of Functional Regulation in the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Era.” Review of Policy Research 19(Winter, 2002): 95 – 119.

“The Community Reinvestment Act and Community Organizations in Washington, DC.”  In Changing Financial Markets and Community Development, eds. Jackson L. Blanton, Alicia Williams, and Sherrie L.W. Rhine.  Washington, DC: Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, 2001.

“The Battle is Over, But the War Goes On: Reflections on the Financial Modernization Act of 1999.”  Policy Perspectives 8(Fall, 2000): 2 – 12.

“Turning David and Goliath into the Odd Couple: The Community Reinvestment Act and Community Development Financial Institutions” with Nellie R. Santiago and Ross D. Levi. Journal of Law and Policy 6(Fall, 1998): 571 – 651.

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