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

National Grants System and Cities During the Great Recessions: Drawing Lessons from a Cross-National Analysis

June 01, 2012

Funding: German Marshall Fund of the United States

Collaborative Research: Legislative Tactics and the Durability of Legislation

March 01, 2010

Funding: National Science Foundation

Implementing Regionalism: Connecting Emerging Theory and Practice to Inform Economic Development

February 01, 2010

Funding: The SURDNA Foundation

Technical Assistance for the Administration for Children and Families

October 01, 2007

Funding: Administration for Children and Families

Network Analysis and the Law: Measuring the Legal Importance of Precedents at the US Supreme Court

August 01, 2006

Funding: National Science Foundation

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

August 01, 2006

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

Foreign Capital Cities and Their Relationship to the National Government: What Washington, DC Can Learn

January 01, 2006

Funding: Trellis Foundation

The District of Columbia and Its Lack of Representation in Congress: What Difference Does it Make?

January 01, 2006

Funding: Trellis Foundation

Creating Cross-Institutional Preference Measures: Methodological Improvements for Studying Constraints on the Supreme Court

February 01, 2004

Funding: National Science Foundation

Improving Prediction and Causal Inference with Graphical Methods and Models

September 01, 2003

Funding: The National Science Foundation

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