Refereed Articles:

Unpacking Pivotal Politics: Exploring the Differential Effects of the Filibuster and Veto Pivots (with Thomas R. Gray) forthcoming, Public Choice

Presidential Particularism and U.S. Trade Politics (with Kenneth S. Lowande and Andrew J. Clarke) forthcoming, Political Science Research and Methods

Disasters and Elections: Measuring the Net Effect of Damage and Relief in Historical Context (with Boris Heersink and Brenton D. Peterson) Appendix Forthcoming, Political Analysis

Tariff Politics and Congressional Elections: Exploring the Cannon Thesis (with Andrew J. Clarke and Kenneth S. Lowande) Forthcoming, Journal of Theoretical Politics

From Rolls to Disappointments: Examining the Other Source of Majority Party Failure in Congress. 2017. Political Research Quarterly 70: 82-97. With Andrew J. Clarke and Nathan W. Monroe.

Distributive Politics, the Electoral Connection, and the Antebellum U.S. Congress: The Case of Military Service Pensions. 2016. Journal of Theoretical Politics 28: 192-224. With Charles J. Finocchiaro.

On Measuring Legislative Agenda-Setting Power. 2016. American Journal of Political Science 60: 158-74. With Nathan W. Monroe.

Southern Delegates and Republican National Convention Politics, 1880-1928. 2015. Studies in American Political Development 29: 68-88. With Boris Heersink.

Negative Agenda Control and the Conservative Coalition in the U.S. House. 2014. Journal of Politics 76: 1116-27. With Nathan W. Monroe.

Building Toward Major Policy Change: Congressional Action on Civil Rights, 1941-1950. 2013. Law and History Review 31: 139-98. With Justin Peck.

Buying Negative Agenda Control in the U.S. House. 2012. American Journal of Political Science 56: 897-912. With Nathan W. Monroe.

Partisan Agenda Control in the U.S. House: A Theoretical Exploration. 2012. Journal of Theoretical Politics 24: 555-70. With Nathan W. Monroe.

Institutional Context and Party Power: Member Participation and Leadership Strategy in the Lame-Duck Congressional Era. 2011. American Politics Review 39: 724-53. With Timothy P. Nokken.

Examining the Electoral Connection Across Time. 2011. Annual Review of Political Science 14: 25-46. With Jamie L. Carson.

Between Reconstructions: Congressional Action on Civil Rights, 1891-1940. 2010. Studies in American Political Development 24: 57-89. With Justin Peck and Vesla M. Weaver.

Apportionment Matters: Fair Representation in the U.S. House and Electoral College. 2009. Perspectives on Politics 7: 849-57. With Brian J. Gaines.

Agency Problems, the 17th Amendment, and Representation in the Senate. 2009. American Journal of Political Science 53: 324-42. With Sean Gailmard.

In Search of Killer Amendments in the Modern U.S. House. 2008. Legislative Studies Quarterly 33: 263-94. With Charles J. Finocchiaro.

Partisanship, the Electoral Connection, and Lame-Duck Sessions of Congress, 1877-2006. 2008. Journal of Politics 70: 450-65. With Timothy P. Nokken.

Legislative Shirking in the Pre-Twentieth Amendment Era: Presidential Influence, Party Power, and Lame-Duck Sessions of Congress, 1877-1933. 2008. Studies in American Political Development 22: 111-40. With Timothy P. Nokken.

Negative Agenda Control in the Senate and House: Fingerprints of Majority Party Power. 2007 Journal of Politics 69: 689-700. With Sean Gailmard.

Who Should Govern Congress?  Access to Power and the Salary Grab of 1873. 2006. Journal of Economic History 66: 674-706. With Lee J. Alston and Tomas Nonnenmacher.

Running to Lose?:  John C. Breckinridge and the Presidential Election of 1860. 2006. Electoral Studies 25: 306-28. With Irwin L. Morris.

Partisanship and Contested Election Cases in the Senate, 1789-2002. 2005. Studies in American Political Development 19: 53-74.

 

Parties as Procedural Coalitions in Congress: An Examination of Differing Career Tracks. 2005. Legislative Studies Quarterly 30: 365-89. With Michael H. Crespin and Jamie L. Carson.

 

Constituency Cleavages and Congressional Parties: Measuring Homogeneity and Polarization, 1857-1913. 2004. Social Science History 28: 537-73. With Eric Schickler and Jamie L. Carson.

 

Partisanship and Contested Election Cases in the House of Representatives, 1789-2002. 2004. Studies in American Political Development 18: 113-35.

 

Shirking in the Contemporary Congress: A Reappraisal. 2004. Political Analysis 12: 176-79. With Jamie L. Carson, Michael H. Crespin, and Ryan Vander Wielen.

 

Out in the Open: The Emergence of Viva Voce Voting in House Speakership Elections. 2003. Legislative Studies Quarterly 28: 481-508. With Charles Stewart III.

 

Investigating the Incidence of Killer Amendments in Congress. 2003. Journal of Politics 65: 498-517. With Michael C. Munger.

 

The Impact of National Tides and District-Level Effects on Electoral Outcomes: The U.S. Congressional Elections of 1862-63. 2001. American Journal of Political Science 45: 887-98. With Jamie L. Carson, David W. Rohde, and Mark Souva.

 

Race and the Representation of Blacks' Interests During Reconstruction. 2001. Political Research Quarterly 54: 181-204. With Michael D. Cobb.

 

Examining the Robustness of Ideological Voting: Evidence from the Confederate House of Representatives. 2000. American Journal of Political Science 44: 811-22.

 

The Institutional Origins of the Republican Party: Spatial Voting and the House Speakership Election of 1855-56. 2000. Legislative Studies Quarterly 25: 101-30. With Timothy P. Nokken.

 

Partisanship and Confederate Constitution‑Making Reconsidered: A Response to Bensel. 1999. Studies in American Political Development 13: 245-62.

 

Why No Parties?: Investigating the Disappearance of Democrat-Whig Divisions in the Confederacy. 1999. Studies in American Political Development 13: 279-87.

 

Examining the Bonding Effects of Party: A Comparative Analysis of Roll‑Call Voting in the U.S. and Confederate Houses. 1999. American Journal of Political Science 43: 1144‑65.

 

Ideology, Economic Interests, and Congressional Roll-Call Voting: Partisan Instability and Bank of the United States Legislation, 1811-1816. 1999. Public Choice 100: 225-43. With Marc Weidenmier.

 

The Spatial Theory of Voting and the Presidential Election of 1824. 1998. American Journal of Political Science 42: 1157-79. With Brian R. Sala.

 

Property Rights and the Emergence of Standing Committee Dominance in the Nineteenth-Century House. 1998. Legislative Studies Quarterly 23: 493-519.

 

A Reexamination of Salary Discrimination in Professional Basketball. 1996. Social Science Quarterly 77: 594-608.