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Information Transmission in Congressional Hearings

Abstract: (Link to draft.) Congressional hearings give legislators a national stage on which to score political points by publicly chastising high-level bureaucrats, and gives lobbyists a forum to demonstrate their access and importance to policymakers. But how well do they serve...

Author: Ian Palmer Cook

Dissertation, Executive, Formal Theory, Information, Legislative   :   October 9, 2015 12:02 AM  :  read more »


Partisan Presidential Influence over U.S. Federal Budgetary Outcomes: Evidence from a Stochastic Decomposition of Executive Budget Proposals

Abstract: [Link to Journal file.] Can American presidents use their budget proposal authority to achieve their own partisan policy priorities? This is an important, yet challenging, question to answer since formal executive authority is ambiguous, and budgetary powers are shared in...

Author: George A. Krause, University of Pittsburgh; Ian Palmer Cook, University of Pittsburgh

Executive, Published   :   August 30, 2013 8:29 AM  :  read more »   :  


About the Author

Ian P. Cook is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh, studying American Politics. He has also been a researcher with the RAND Corporation. No material on this site implies endorsement by either institution.