Published Research

Research | State Politics & Policy Quarterly

Failures: Diffusion, Learning, and Policy Abandonment

This article focuses on the possible abandonment of failing welfare-to-work policies in the formative years (1997–2002) of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program across the 50 U.S. states.
Art Fraas
Susan Dudley
Ted Gayer
John Graham
Jason F. Shogren
W. Kip Viscusi
Feb 5 2016
Jens Arnold
Beata Javorcik
Aaditya Mattoo
February 2016
Sara Driskell
Martin Davidson
In this work, we examined costs of framing diversity as good for organizations vs. fair; specifically, we examined whether framing diversity as good for organizations broadens people’s definitions of diversity and increases racial bias.
Dec. 14, 2015
Alan E. Wiseman, Vanderbilt University; Dana E. Wittmer, Colorado College
This book explores why some members of Congress are more effective than others at navigating the legislative process.
Oct. 1, 2014
Research | The Journal of Politics

Who Heeds the Call of the Party in Congress?

William Minozzi
When party leaders seek support, who heeds the call and who remains unswayed?
Sep. 23, 2013
Research | PS: Political Science and Politics

The Communication of Ideas across Subfields in Political Science

Erin R. Graham, Charles R. Shipan
What factors inhibit or facilitate cross-subfi eld conversations in political science?
April 15, 2014
Charles R. Shipan
In federal systems, governments have the opportunity to learn from the policy experiments – and the potential successes – of other governments.
June 2014
Research | American Journal of Political Science

When Are Women More Effective Lawmakers Than Men?

Alan E. Wiseman, Vanderbilt University; Dana E. Wittmer, Colorado College
Previous scholarship has demonstrated that female lawmakers differ from their male counterparts by engaging more fully in consensus-building activities.
Jan. 22, 2013
Jazmin L. Brown-Iannuzzi, Kelly M. Hoffman, B. Keith Payne
Research on inattentional blindness demonstrates that when attending to 1 set of stimuli, people often fail to consciously perceive a task-irrelevant object.
Jan. 7, 2013