My goal is to make careful, relevant contributions to the study of political institutions, public administration, and public policy. My current research is organized around three problems or questions: 1) Mixed Results: research examining the institutional politics of results-model management reforms GPRA and PART and the role of broad-based informational reforms in the changing institutional landscape of federal agency politics; 2) Presidential Appointees: research analyzing the links between appointee continuity, competence, and the performance federal agencies; 3) Oversight: research tracking the shifting tools of oversight and transparency in the American system of governance.
||Roberts, Patrick S., and Matthew Dull. 2013. “Guarding the Guardians: Oversight Appointees and the Search for Accountability in US Federal Agencies.” Journal of Policy History. 25 (2):207-239. |
||Dull, Matthew, and Patrick S. Roberts. 2009. "Continuity, Competence, and the Succession of Senate-Confirmed Agency Appointees, 1989-2009." Presidential Studies Quarterly 39 (3):432-453. |
||Dull, Matthew, and Kris Wernstedt. 2010. "Land Recycling, Community Revitalization, and Distributive Politics: An Analysis of EPA Brownfields Program Support." Policy Studies Journal.|
||Dull, Matthew. 2010. "Reconsidering Leadership and Culture: Sustaining Dialogue Between Practitioners and Scholars." Public Administration Review.|
Policy History SECONDARY
Policy Analysis and Evaluation PRIMARY