Published Research

Research | Studies in American Political Development

Between Reconstructions: Congressional Action on Civil Rights, 1891-1940

Jeffery A. Jenkins
Justin Peck
Vesla M. Weaver
Using a variety of sources—bill-introduction data, statements by members in the Congressional Record, roll-call votes, and newspaper reports, among others—we challenge the common assumption that civil rights largely disappeared from the congressional agenda between 1891 and 1940, documenting instead the continued contestation over racial issues in Congress.
April 2010
Research | Virginia Economics Online Papers

Marriage, Divorce, and Asymmetric Information

Steven Stern
In answers to unique questions from the National Survey of Families and Households, spouses reveal information about the value of their options outside of marriage as well as their beliefs about the value of their spouses’ outside options.
A.M. Sackett
T. Meyvis
L.D. Nelson
A.L. Sackett
Research | Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Howard Zonana and the Transformation of Forensic Psychiatry

As forensic psychiatrists, you are the voice of psychiatry in the law and the interpreter of law to your colleagues in psychiatry. I offer provisional impressions of your collective accomplishments under three themes: expertise, influence, and integrity.
Research | J. Health Care L. & Poly'y

The Virtues of Pragmatism in Drug Policy

This conference addresses “obstacles to development and use of pharmacotherapies in the treatment of addiction.” I will focus on the challenges of increasing use of medical agents if they are developed.
Arndt Wonka, Frank R. Baumgartner, Joost Berkhout
January 2010
Mel Horwitch
Although increasingly complex, modern innovation is still largely viewed through the lenses of sectors and distinct venues—e.g. large corporate R&D and new product development, entrepreneurial small or new ventures, or public programs or projects.
Jan. 1, 2010
Brian Balough
The state has consistently been displaced by individual initiative and market mechanisms in personal and collective memory and, more often than not, scholarly interpretations as well.
Craig Gunderson
Brent Kreider
Children in households reporting the receipt of free or reduced-price school meals through the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) are more likely to have negative health outcomes than observationally similar nonparticipants.
December 2009
Brent Kreider
We consider the problem of identifying a mean outcome in corrupt sampling where the observed outcome is drawn from a mixture of the distribution of interest and another distribution.
May 2009
Brian Balogh
While it is obvious that America's state and local governments were consistently active during the nineteenth century, a period dominated by laissez-faire, political historians of twentieth-century America have assumed that the national government did very little during this period.