Research

Working Papers

2018
  • "State Legislative Ideology & the Preemption of City Ordinances: The Case of Worker Rights Laws"   ABSTRACT   PDF
  • "Political Fragmentation & Economic Growth in U.S. Metropolitan Areas"   ABSTRACT   PDF
  • "Do Cities and Counties Attempt to Circumvent Changes in Their Autonomy by Creating Special Districts?"   ABSTRACT   PDF
  • "The Fiscal Impacts of Urban Sprawl: Evidence from U.S. County Areas"   ABSTRACT   PDF

Published Work

2018
  • "House Prices and Property Tax Revenues During the Boom and Bust: Evidence from Small-Area Estimates" Growth & Change   ABSTRACT   PDF
  • "Usage of Specialized Service Delivery: Evidence from Contiguous Counties" Publius: The Journal of Federalism   ABSTRACT   PDF
  • "Jurisdictional Overlap & the Size of the Local Public Workforce" State & Local Government Review 50 (1): 15-23   ABSTRACT   PDF
2017
  • "Assessing the Influence of Property Tax Delinquency and Foreclosures on Residential Property Sales" Urban Affairs Review 53 (5): 898-923   ABSTRACT
2015
  • "Local Government Fragmentation and the Local Public Sector: A Panel Data Analysis" Public Finance Review 43 (1): 82-107   ABSTRACT   PDF
2013
  • "Cost shocks and their relationship to the creation, consolidation and dissolution of US local governments" Public Finance & Management 13 (2): 58-79   ABSTRACT   PDF
  • "Understanding and Measuring Elasticity, Volatility, and Implications for Local Government Fiscal Health" in Handbook of Local Government Fiscal Health Edited by Jonathan B. Justice, Helisse Levine, and Eric Scorsone. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, Inc.   ABSTRACT
2011
  • "The Effects of Assessment Quality on Revenue Volatility" Public Budgeting & Finance 31 (1): 76–94   ABSTRACT   PDF