Campaign Finance

"Campaign Contributions and Donors’ Policy Agreement with Presidential Candidates"

Forthcoming at Presidential Studies Quarterly, with Brandice Canes-Wrone and Sharece Thrower

"Issue Politicization and Interest Group Campaign Contribution Strategies"

Forthcoming at Journal of Politics, with Mandi Eatough

Supplemental Materials

"Ideologically Sophisticated Donors: What Motivates Individual Campaign Contributors?" 

American Journal of Political Science, 2017. Vol. 61: No. 2, pp 271-288, with Brandice Canes-Wrone and Sharece Thrower

Supplemental Materials

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

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 2016. Vol. 11: No. 2, pp 219-248, with Jessica Preece and Daniel Butler

Supplemental Materials, Coverage:

"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

Partisanship and Ideology

"Conservatism In the Era of Trump"

Perspectives on Politics, 2019, 17 (3), 719-736, with Jeremy Pope

Supplemental Materials

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

American Political Science Review, 2019, 113 (1), 38-54, with Jeremy Pope

Supplemental Materials

Coverage: New York Times, NPR, Vox (see 2nd, 3rd follow-up articles

"Who is Ideological? Measuring Ideological Consistency in the American Public"

The Forum, 2018, 16 (1): 97-122, with Jeremy Pope

Supplemental Materials

Polarization and Legislative Activity

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

Legislative Studies Quarterly, 2019, 44 (3), 515-548, with Alex Bolton and Sharece Thrower

Supplemental Materials

"Electoral Competitiveness and Legislative Productivity" 

American Politics Research 2019, 47 (4), 683–708, with Soren Schmidt

Coverage: USApp-American Politics and Policy Blog

"Causes and Consequences of Political Polarization," in Negotiating Agreement in Politics, with Nolan McCarty

Reprinted in Solutions to Political Polarization in America. 2015. Cambridge University Press. Nate Persily, ed.

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

Coverage: CNN

Survey Design

"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

"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  

Other Published Work

"The Evolution of National Constitutions"

Quarterly Journal of Political Science 2019, Vol. 14: No. 1: 89-114, with Scott Abramson

Supplemental Materials


"A Revolution of Rights in American Founding Documents"

with Scott Abramson and Jeremy Pope (under review)

"Ideology as a Second Language"

with Jeremy Pope

“Ideological Disagreement and Pre-emption in Municipal Policymaking”

with Adam Dynes


"Estimating Neighborhood Effects on Turnout from Geocoded Voter Registration Records."

with Kosuke Imai

"Who's the Partisan: Are Issues or Groups More Important to Partisanship?"

with Jeremy Pope

“Super PAC contributions in Congressional Elections”

"Preferences for Representational Styles in the American Public"

with Adam Dynes and Ryan Davis

"Partisanship and Trolleyology"

with Ryan Davis