PIPE* Workshop: Leah Stokes, UC Santa Barbara

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles

Legislative Staff and Representation in Congress: Do they understand their constituents' policy preferences? Previous research has indicated that political elites have, at best, a murky understanding of their constituents' policy…

PIPE* Workshop: Seth Hill, UC San Diego

Sol Price School of Public Policy Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 650 Childs Way, Room 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626, Los Angeles

Sidestepping Primary Reform: Political Action in Response to Institutional Change Many believe that primary elections distort representation in American legislatures because unrepresentative actors nominate extremist candidates. Advocates have reformed primaries…

PIPE Workshop featuring Michael Hankinson


"The Supply-Equity Trade-off: The Effect of Spatial Representation on the Local Housing Supply"

Michael Hankinson, assistant professor of Political Science at George Washington University, will discuss his research. A central concern of governance is how the costs and benefits of collective goods are distributed over the population. Our findings speak to a trade-off inherent to spatial representation: the supply of collective goods and the equitable distribution of the associated costs.

PIPE Workshop featuring Christian Fong


as to whether legislators bring this preference for reciprocity to Congress. Through an original survey experiment and observational studies of end-of-career behavior, Christian finds consistent evidence that legislators have an intrinsic preference for reciprocity. Moreover, legislators are aware that their colleagues have this preference, so it likely enters into their strategic calculations. This finding raises new questions for research in party discipline, partisan polarization, and interest group influence, and others.

PIPE Workshop featuring Jared Rubin


"Political Legitimacy and the Institutional Foundations of Constitutional Government: The Case of England"

Presented by Jared Rubin, Professor, Chapman University.

PIPE* Workshop: Marc Weidenmier


Marc Weidenmier, Professor, Chapman University, will present his research. Please check back for more information.

PIPE* Workshop: Clayton Nall


Clayton Nall, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of California Santa Barbara, will present his research. Please check back for more details.

PIPE Workshop featuring Melissa Lee


Melissa Lee, Assistant Professor of Politics & International Affairs at Princeton University, will present preliminary research: From Pluribus to Unum? Statebuilding in 19th Century America.

Local Political Economy Symposium


The Local Political Economy Symposium at USC brings together nationally renowned scholars who study the most pressing political-economic issues at the local level — from compensation of public employees, to municipal bankruptcy, to criminal justice reform.