I am currently working on projects focused on accountability mechanisms in public policy. Our most important project involves the replication of a study of the consequences of restructuring legislation in South Carolina (two waves of elite surveys, decades of budget data, etc.).
I am working with a collaborator on a series of analyses about the role of "stakeholders" ("customers" and others) in shaping public policy.
Several of us are also working on a series of projects about interjecting active learning into the study of public policy.
Finally, I have a long simmering analysis of state-level policies on professional discipline (including data and site visits).
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