Custom Coefficient Graphs

3 December 2019

Recently, I was asked by a reviewer to include a large number of regression results in a manuscript I am revising. In my experience, attempting to display more than a few regression results in tabular format is a fool’s errand so I went looking for a more visual means of delivering the content. My attempt at doing this is complicated by the estimation taking place in one piece of software (Stata) and visualization taking place in another ( R ).

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I recently had the pleasure of writing a blog post for the London School of Economic’s US Centre Blog. It covers a recent publication in Public Budgeting and Finance on the implications of dimensions of urban sprawl on per capita public spending by local governments in the US. You can find more information about this piece here. See below for the full text of the post as well as a link to the original.

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Recent Work

  • “State Preemption of Local Laws: Origins and Modern Trends“ Abstract  pdf
  • “The Fiscal Impacts of Urban Sprawl: Evidence from U.S. County Areas.” Public Budgeting & Finance 39 (4): 3-27. Abstract  pdf
  • “Local Government Fragmentation: What Do We Know?” State and Local Government Review 51 (2): 134-144. Abstract  pdf
  • “Do Cities and Counties Attempt to Circumvent Changes in Their Autonomy by Creating Special Districts?” The American Review of Public Administration 49 (2): 203-217. Abstract  pdf

Current Teaching



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