Governance Salon: Sarah Binder & Mark Spindel

The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve Sarah Binder is professor of political science at George Washington University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Her books include Advice and Dissent and Stalemate. Mark Spindel has spent his entire career in investment managemetn at such organizations as Salomon Brothers, the World Bank,…

Governance Salon: Molly Reynolds, Brookings Institution

“Beyond Policy: Procedural Politics in Today’s Congress” Members of Congress often talk about congressional procedure in principled terms. However, political scientists have long argued that questions about the rules are really questions about who has power in the chamber and what policy outcomes can they produce with it.  This dynamic has been in the spotlight…

Price Governance Salon: Donald Moynihan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Donald Moynihan, director and professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs at University of Wisconsin-Madison, previewed his new book, Hassles or Help: Compliance, Learning and Psychological Costs in the Administrative State. This talk developed the concept of administrative burden as an important variable in understanding how citizens experience the state. Administrative burden is conceptualized as a…

Price Governance Salon: Jennifer Brinkerhoff, George Washington University

Jennifer Brinkerhoff discussed her recent book, Institutional Reform and Diaspora Entrepreneurs: The In-Between Advantage. Externally-promoted institutional reform, even when nominally accepted by developing country governments, often fails to deliver lasting change.  Diasporans – immigrants who still feel a connection to their country of origin – may offer an In-Between Advantage for institutional reform, which links…

Price Governance Salon: Gregg Van Ryzin, PhD, Rutgers University

Experiments in Public Management Research: Challenges and Contributions Gregg Van Ryzin, PhD, professor at Rutgers University-Newark delivered a Governance Salon talk.  Interest in experimental research in public management is on the rise, yet the field still lacks a broad understanding of its role in producing substantive findings and theoretical advances.  This talk outlines the advantages of experiments in…