Policy Diffusion Dynamics in America. 2010. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


“Experts, Amateurs, and Bureaucratic Influence in the American States.” (with Robert J. McGrath). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. (2017) 27 (1): 85-103.

  • Winner of the 2015 APSA State Politics and Policy Section’s SPPQ Best Paper Award for the best paper on state politics and policy presented at any professional meeting in the previous calendar year.

“Targeted for Diffusion? How the use and acceptance of stereotypes shapes the diffusion of criminal justice policy innovations in the American States.” American Political Science Review. (2016) 110(1):198-214.

Public Health and Agenda Setting: Determinants of State Attention to Tobacco and Vaccines.” (with Julianna Pacheco). Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. (2014) 39(3): 565-589.

Punctuated Equilibrium Theory and the Diffusion of Innovations.” Policy Studies Journal. (2012) 40(1): 127-146.

Immigrants across the American Federal Laboratory: Explaining State-Level Innovation in Immigration Policy.” (with Adam Luedtke). State Politics and Policy Quarterly. (2011) 11(4):390-414.

Fiscal Federalism and the Politics of Immigration:Understanding Centralized and Decentralized Immigration Policies in the United States and Canada.” (with Adam Luedtke). Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (2006) 8(3): 207-224.

Book Chapters

“Die Punctuated Equilibrium Theorie.” (Daniela Bayer and Christian Breunig).  Handbuch Policy-Forschung. (2015). Reimut Zohlnhöfer and Georg Wenzelburger. eds.  Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 355-375.

“The Punctuated Equilibrium Theory of Agenda Setting and Policy Change.” In Routledge Handbook of Public Policy. (2013). Eduardo Araral, Scott Fritzen, Michael Howlett, M. Ramesh, and Xun Wu Eds. New York: Routledge.

“Behavioral Rationality and the Policy Process.” (with Bryan Jones and Sam Workman). In Handbook of Public Policy. (2006). Guy Peters and Jon Pierre eds., London: Sage Press.