Institutional Policy

Institutional research explores the interplay between political institutions and policy. In this context institutions include legislatures such as Congress or city councils, executives such as presidents or mayors, implementing agencies, and courts.

Recent institutional projects at GWIPP include:

  • Garry Young’s analysis of the policy consequences of the District of Columbia’s relationship with Congress
  • Brandon Bartel’s examination of judicial decisionmaking
  • Forrest Maltzman’s study of legislative institutions and policy persistence

Completed Projects

Collaborative Research: Legislative Tactics and the Durability of Legislation

March 01, 2010

Funding: National Science Foundation

Technical Assistance for the Administration for Children and Families

October 01, 2007

Funding: Administration for Children and Families

Collaborative Research: The Establishment of Stare Decisis in the American Legal System

August 01, 2006

Funding: National Science Foundation (Law & Social Science Program)

Improving Prediction and Causal Inference with Graphical Methods and Models

September 01, 2003

Funding: The National Science Foundation