Research on American interest groups and lobbying

Most of my research over the last two decades has been on interest groups and lobbying, especially how lobbyists represent factions of the public before national and state lawmakers. Below is a list of articles appearing in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters that I have authored or co-authored on lobbying.

Strategic Lobbying and the Pressure to Compromise Member Interests” Political Research Quarterly 75(December, 2022): 1255 – 1270.

“Ages of Organization: The Emergence of National Interest Groups in American History” Political Science Quarterly 136(Winter, 2021): 715 – 740.

Changing State Interest Group Systems: Replicating and Extending the ESA ModelInterest Groups & Advocacy 10(September, 2021): 264 – 285.

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

“Strategic Lobbying to Support or Oppose Legislation in 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 Groups and Lobbying Research in a Higher Level Context.”  American Politics Research 45(September, 2017): 887 – 902.

A Theoretical Foundation for Assessing Principal-Agent Problems in Lobbying.”  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.

Lowi’s Republic: Legacies of 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 Interest Groups 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 State and Local Venue Selection by Advocates 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. 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: Controlling 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” 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-Leech-Bliley Era” 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: How the Community Reinvestment Act Promotes 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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