This page provides some links to policy articles, blog posts, and op-eds.  



A recent feature in the New York Times

An article in Boston Review


Political Geography

A Washington Post article on post-industrial towns written before the November 2016 election

A follow-up article written after the November 2016 election

A related article on population density and turnout

An article about my home town and North St. Louis County, MO

A recent Atlantic story about representation

A write-up of my research in Slate

A recent New York Times story about the urban-rural divide


Municipal Bankruptcy

An essay for Liberty Law Forum

An op-ed in Investor's Business Daily

An article in the Hoover Digest


The Future of Federalism

A chapter from an edited volume on the global debt crisis

A chapter from an edited volume on subnational fiscal crises