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PIPE Workshop: Abby K. Wood, USC

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PIPE* Research: Abby K Wood, USC, Gould School of Law

USC Sol Price School of Public Policy 650 Childs Way, RGL 103, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Abby Wood, USC Gould School of Law, to discuss "Campaign Finance Transparency Affects Legislators’ Election Outcomes and Behavior." Do audits by executive agencies impact the behavior of those audited? Does revealing negative information about legislators affect electoral results and behavior? Institutions that encourage transparency, such as campaign finance disclosure, influence Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall - Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris present a report that notes Congress struggles to keep pace with increasingly rapid technological advances. Kevin Esterling and Marci Harris will present a report by the American Political Science Association Task Force on Congressional Reform Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation that assesses the current status Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Danielle Thomsen, UC Irvine

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

Women’s Representation and the Gendered Pipeline to Power To diminish gender disparity in candidates, women have to be far more likely than men to run for office.The leading explanation for this under-representation of women is that women are less likely to run for office than men, but scholars have given Read more…

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, CA

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 preferences. Where does this lack of accuracy come from? What explains variation in these misperceptions across individual lawmakers and legislatures?Leah Read more…

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, CA

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 in hopes of broadening voter participation and increasing representation. Empirical evidence, however, suggests these reforms have not substantively changed legislator Read more…

PIPE Symposium: The Political Economy of Executive Power

Tutor Campus Center, Room 227 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Political Economy of Executive Politics In recent years, as polarization has gripped legislatures in America and inhibited lawmaking, executive branch officials have stepped into the policymaking breach. For example, a number of Important policy decisions have been made by chief executives acting unilaterally and by agencies via new regulations. The Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Jeffrey Weaver, USC Dornsife

Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall, Room 103 650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089, Los Angeles, CA

Monitoring bureaucratic performance in developing country governments A major challenge faced by developing country governments is how to successfully monitor bureaucratic performance, especially in environments with weak state capacity. In this research, we test whether a phone-based monitoring system can provide a scalable, cost-effective means for addressing this challenge. Jeff Read more…

PIPE* Workshop: Andrew Sinclair, Claremont McKenna

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

By the People: Electoral Reform, Public Administration, and the California 2018 Election Although Americans broadly agree that something is wrong with government, there is much less consensus about what ought to be done. This talk connects ongoing research into electoral reforms, like California’s nonpartisan “top-two” primary, with the challenges of Read more…

PIPE Workshop featuring Michael Hankinson

Virtual

"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.

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