"Electoral Competitiveness and Legislative Productivity" 

Forthcoming at American Politics Research

with Soren Schmidt 

"Status Quo Bias and Loss Aversion in Ballot Wording" 

Journal of Experimental Political Science, 2017. Vol. 4: No. 2, pp 151-160

With David Gordon, Ryan Hill and Joe Price

"Sophisticated Donors: What Motivates Individual Campaign Contributors?" 

American Journal of Political Science, 2017. Vol. 61: No. 2, pp 271-288

Supplemental Materials

With Brandice Canes-Wrone and Sharece Thrower

"Gender Inequalities in Campaign Finance: A Regression Discontinuity Design" 

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2016. Vol. 11: No. 2, pp 219-248

Supplemental Materials

          With Jessica Preece and Daniel Butler


"Representing the Preferences of Donors, Partisans, and Voters in the U.S. Senate"

Public Opinion Quarterly, 2016. Vol. 80: pp. 225-249

Supplemental Material

Coverage: SalonAl Jazeera America

"Donation Motivations: Testing Theories of Access and Ideology"

Political Research Quarterly, 2016. Vol. 69: No. 1, pp. 148-159

Supplemental Material

"Ideological Donors, Contribution Limits, and the Polarization of State Legislatures"

Journal of Politics, 2016. Vol. 78: No. 1, pp. 296-310

Supplemental Materials

Coverage: New York Times, Washington Post

"Causes and Consequences of Political Polarization" 

With Nolan McCarty. 2015. Solutions to Political Polarization in America. Cambridge University Press. Nate Persily, eds.

Reprinted in Political Negotiation: A Handbook. 2015. Brookings Institution Press. Jane Mansbridge and Cathie Jo Martin, eds.

Coverage: CNN

"Online Polls and Registration Based Sampling: A New Method for Pre-Election Polling." 

Political Analysis, 2014. Vol 22: No. 3, pp. 321-335  

With Christopher Mann, Quin Monson, and Kelly Patterson



"Legislative Constraints on Executive Unilateralism in Separation of Powers Systems"

Supplemental Materials

with Alex Bolton and Sharece Thrower (Under Review)

"An Institutional Common Score of National Constitutions"

Supplemental Materials

          With Scott Abramson  (Under Review)

"Who is ideological? Measuring Ideological Responses to Policy Questions in the American Public"

Supplemental Materials

With Jeremy Pope (Under Review)

"Does Party Trump Ideology? Disentangling Party and Ideology in America"

Supplemental Materials

With Jeremy Pope (Under Review)

Coverage: New York Times

"Institutional Commonalities in American Colonial Constitutions"

with Scott Abramson and Jeremy Pope

"Ideology as a Second Language"

with Jeremy Pope

"Issue Politicization and Access-Oriented Giving: A Theory of PAC Contribution Behavior"

With Mandi Eatough



"Preemption in State and Municipal Policymaking"

with Adam Dynes

"Preferences for Representational Styles in the American Public"

with Adam Dynes and Ryan Davis