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and the anonymous reviewers for helpful comments on earlier drafts. Abstract One key policy dispute in the school choice debate concerns whether the education bureaucracy is a cause or a consequence of poor performance. This dispute is striking because both sides accept the same neo-institutionalist organization theory. This paper uses a large panel of(More)
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This paper investigates the impact of medical and consumer interests on the choice of physician licensing requirements in the United States. Using data on licensing requirements in the fifty states between 1986 and 1993, we find that, in general, public members on licensing boards are associated with licensing requirements that have educational(More)
  • Loyola eCommons, John P. Pelissero, +32 authors Jim Smyth
  • 2016
Precinct-level data for voter registration and turnout in Chicago elections are used to assess the impact of the Asian population and party organization on political participation during the 1990s. Controlling for the effects of newer immigration, mobility, and socioeconomic status, the authors learn that larger Asian-American populations are associated(More)
  • Jonathan Bendort, Ami Glazert, +8 authors Paul Teske
  • 2000
We survey modern models of delegation which assume that a boss and subordinate pursue their own goals. Among the major themes covered are the following: the conditions under which the boss will prefer to delegate versus those in which she will prefer to retain authority; the ways in which a boss can induce a subordinate to truthfully reveal information ;(More)
Public agency managers certainly believe that the structures and rules that politicians provide influence their policy decisions. Many public administration scholars share that belief, but convincing empirical evidence is in short supply, partly because it is difficult to find agencies that make similar policy decisions, but are structured in different(More)
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