I recently had the pleasure of writing a blog post for the London School of Economic’s US Centre Blog. It covers a recent controversy about the Reedy Creek Improvement District – something I have a somewhat unique perspective on as a scholar of local governments and, in particular, special districts. See below for the full text of the post as well as a link to the original.

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Recent Work

  • “Are Special Districts Strategic Complements or Strategic Substitutes?” Abstract  pdf
  • “State Preemption and Affordable Housing Policy” Urban Studies Abstract  pdf
  • “The Forgotten Governments: Exploring Midwestern Township Capacities and Functional Service Responsibilities” State & Local Government Review Abstract doi  pdf
  • “What Lies Beneath these Creatures of the State: Understanding the Death of U.S. Local Governments.” Abstract  pdf

Current Teaching



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