PIPE* Workshop: Thad Kousser, UC San Diego

Life, Literacy, and The Pursuit of Prosperity: Party Competition & Policy Outcomes in 50 States About the Talk: We examine whether strenuous party competition promotes economic development and improves social outcomes, drawing on evidence from the 50 American states over the last century. Our evidence includes data on party competition, state spending, and measures of health, education, and prosperity, drawn…

The AHCA’s MacArthur Amendment: Unusual politics, unusual policy

Blogpost on Brookings, included discussion of Pamela McCann’s book. By giving states the ability to opt-out of particular requirements established in federal law, we can think of the MacArthur Amendment as a specific example of what political scientists call delegation, or the decision by Congress to give some other actor the authority to make certain choices…