Journal Articles

2019. "Politicization and Expertise: Exit, Effort, and Investment."  Journal of Politics. 81(3): 878-891. (Online Appendix)

2019. "Lawmaking in American Legislatures: An Empirical Investigation." Journal of Public Policy. 39(1): 143-175. With Joshua D. Clinton. (Hear me discuss this paper with Matt Grossman on the The Science of Politics podcast.)

2018. "Elite Perceptions of Agency Ideology and Workforce Skill." Journal of Politics. 80(1): 303-308. With Joshua D. Clinton and David E. Lewis. (Data available here.)

Book Chapters

Forthcoming. "OMB In Its Management Role: Evidence from Surveys of Federal Executives." In Meena Bose and Andrew Rudalevige, eds. Executive Policymaking: The Role of the OMB in the Presidency. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press. With David E. Lewis and Eric Rosenthal.

Working Papers

"Personnel System Under Stress: Results of the 2014 Survey on the Future of Government Service."  With David E. Lewis. (Data available here.)

Works in Progress

"Interest Groups and the Politics of Agency Design: A Model of Agency Insulation."

"Ideology and Presidential Appointment Strategies."

“The Politics of Careers in the U.S. Civil Service.” With Scott Limbocker.

"When Do Elections Matter? Appointments and Bureaucratic Resistance in the United States." With David E. Lewis.

Research Projects

2014 Survey on the Future of Government Service

© 2019 by Mark D. Richardson.