Lane Kenworthy

 

Professor of Sociology and Political Science

University of Arizona

 

lane.kenworthy@gmail.com

 


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Living standards

 

"Embracing Low-End Service Jobs"

Policy Network, May 8, 2014

Article

 

"Has Rising Inequality Reduced Middle-Class Income Growth?"

Income Inequality, 2013

Chapter 

Data

 

"Rising Incomes and Modest Inequality: The High-Employment Route"

The Squeezed Middle, 2013

Chapter 

 

"What's Wrong with Predistribution?"

Juncture, Autumn 2013

Article

 

"How to achieve shared prosperity even if wages aren't rising"
Policy Network, April 2013

Essay 

 

"Five myths about the middle class"
Washington Post, 2012.08.03

Op-ed 

 

"Wage stagnation isn't due to a compositional shift"
Consider the Evidence, 2012.07.30

Post 

 

"America's Struggling Lower Half"
Roosevelt Institute, June 2012

Brief 

 

"Is decoupling real?"
Consider the Evidence, 2012.03.11

Post 

 

"Should income growth over the life course lessen concern about the great decoupling?"
Consider the Evidence, 2012.03.01

Post 

 

"Winner-take-all financial incentives, Steve Jobs, and the living standards of ordinary Americans"
Consider the Evidence, 2011.12.03

Post 

 

"When does economic growth benefit people on low to middle incomes - and why?"

Commission on Living Standards, Resolution Foundation, November 2011 

Report

 

"To boost incomes, Uncle Sam should lend a hand"
Christian Science Monitor, 2011.10.04

Op-ed 

 

"America's inefficient health-care system: another look"
Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.10

Post 

 

"Low-wage jobs and no wage growth: Is there a way out?"
New America Foundation Decent Jobs Forum, June 2011

Post 

 

"The great decoupling"

Review of The Great Stagnation, by Tyler Cowen 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.31

Review

 

"Can we get to below-4% unemployment? Do we need to?"
Boston Review, January-February 2011

Post 

 

"Flourishing in a sea of information" 

Review of Create Your Own Economy, by Tyler Cowen 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.11.05

Review

 

"Slow income growth for middle America" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.03

Post

 

"Making ends meet on $300,000 a year" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.06.24

Post

 

"Measuring living standards: the family road trip" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.06.06

Post

 

"The cost of rising inequality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.27

Post

 

"The left, the right, and income growth" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.17

Post

 

"Size of the pie, distribution of the pie" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.22

Post

 

"Households running out of wiggle room" 

Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.07

Post

 

Review of Demanding Work: The Paradox of Job Quality in the Affluent Economy, by Francis Green

Contemporary Sociology, September 2007

Review

 

Poverty

 

"Europe's high-employment strategy for reducing poverty"

Newsletter of the APSA section on European Politics and Society, Summer 2013

Article

 

"How to make sure a growing U.S. economy helps the poor"

Scholars Strategy Network, July 2012

Policy Brief

 

"How rich countries lift up the poor"

Pathways, Fall 2011

Article 

 

"How should we measure the poverty rate?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.08.14

Post 

 

"Relative poverty rates can mislead" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.06.19

Post 

 

"Reducing relative poverty" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.06.05

Post 

 

"Rising Inequality, Public Policy, and America's Poor"

Challenge, 2010

Article 

Data

 

"Has rising inequality been bad for the poor?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.12.14

Post 

 

"Poverty and immigration in the U.S. and abroad" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.11.29

Post 

 

"When is economic growth good for the poor?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.11.17

Post 

 

"Social spending and poverty" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.06.07

Post 

 

"Obama's antipoverty agenda" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.24

Post

 

"Has Ireland's rising tide benefited its poor?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.18

Post

 

"Absolute poverty" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.20

Post

 

"Is poverty highest in the U.S.?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.19

Post

 

"Measuring Poverty and Material Deprivation"

Statistics Canada, 2007

Report

 

"Macroeconomic Performance and Poverty in the 1980s and 1990s: A State-Level Analysis"

Institute for Research on Poverty, 2005

with John Iceland and Melissa Scopilliti

Paper

 

"Do Social-Welfare Policies Reduce Poverty? A Cross-National Assessment"

Social Forces, 1999

Article

Data

 

Inequality

 

"The United States: High and Rapidly-Rising Inequality"

with Timothy Smeeding

Changing Inequalities and Societal Impacts in Rich Countries, 2014

Chapter 

 

"Has Rising Inequality Reduced Middle-Class Income Growth?"

Income Inequality, 2013

Chapter 

Data

 

"Rising Incomes and Modest Inequality: The High-Employment Route"

The Squeezed Middle, 2013

Chapter 

 

"Lifting Living Standards in an Open Economy: The Danger of Front-Loading Income Inequality"

Progressive Politics after the Crash, 2013

Chapter 

 

"Growing Inequalities and Their Impacts in the United States"

with Timothy Smeeding

GINI Project, 2013

Report

 

"Is rising obesity a product of income inequaity and economic insecurity?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2012.06.10

Post

 

"Is High Inequality Offset by Mobility?"

with Markus Gangl and Joakim Palme

In progress

Paper 

 

"Inequality and mobility at the top" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.03.08

Post 

 

"Is winner-take-all bad or good for the middle class? Evidence from baseball" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.11

Post 

 

"Business Political Activity and the Top-Heavy Rise in Income Inequality: How Large an Impact?"

Politics and Society, 2010 

Article 

 

"How Much Do Presidents Influence Income Inequality?"

Challenge, 2010

Article 

Data

 

"Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality"

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, 2010

Chapter 

Web appendix 

Data 

 

"Rising Inequality, Public Policy, and America's Poor"

Challenge, 2010

Article 

Data

 

"Has rising inequality been bad for the poor?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.12.14

Post 

 

Review of The Politics of Income Inequality in the United States, by Nathan Kelly, and Class War? What Americans Really Think about Economic Inequality, by Benjamin Page and Lawrence Jacobs

Perspectives on Politics, September 2010

Review

 

"The best inequality graph, updated" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.07.20

Post

 

"Inequality as a social cancer" 

Review of The Spirit Level: Why Greater Equality Makes Societies Stronger, by Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.01.18

Review

 

"The High-Employment Route to Low Inequality"

Challenge, 2009

Article 

Data 

 

Review of Income Inequality in Capitalist Democracies: The Interplay of Values and Institutions, by Vicki L. Birchfield

Contemporary Sociology, November 2009

Review

Chart

 

"Why oppose an increase in redistribution?" 

Cato Online, 2009.10.30

Post 

 

"Real and perceived inequality" 

Cato Online, 2009.10.29

Post 

 

"How much should we redistribute? And how?" 

Cato Online, 2009.10.23

Post 

 

"Is redistribution the wrong cure?" 

Cato Online, 2009.10.21

Post 

 

"Is consumption the grail for inequality skeptics?" 

Cato Online, 2009.10.14

Post 

 

"Do schools make inequality worse?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.21

Post

 

"How to pay for inequality reduction: follow-up" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.04.20

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: how to pay for it" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.18

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: what to do about the top 1%" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.17

Post 

 

"Reducing inequality: expand and improve public services" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.17

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: boosting incomes in the bottom half" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.16

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: put the brakes on globalization?" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.15

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: education to the rescue?" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.14

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: are unions the answer?" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.14

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: what's the problem?" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.13

Post

 

"Outliers, opportunity, and luck"

Review of Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.11

Review

 

"Luck vs. effort?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.12.21

Post

 

"Presidents and income inequality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.12.09

Post

 

"Vote Republican if you want equal pay?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.13

Post

 

"Rising inequality hinders upward mobility" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.27

Post

 

"Is the U.S. a high-inequality country if mobility is taken into account?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.20

Post

 

"Rising inequality has not been offset by mobility" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.13

Post

 

"Can mobility offset a rise in inequality?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.06

Post

 

"Inequality and prices" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.20

Post

 

"Top incomes in the U.S. and abroad" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.11

Post

 

"The cost of rising inequality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.27

Post

 

"Tax progressivity and the rise in inequality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.28

Post

 

"Do people care about inequality?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.13

Post

 

"The best inequality graph" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.09

Post

 

"The left, the right, and income growth" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.17

Post

 

"Income inequality, spending inequality, wealth inequality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.11

Post

 

"Taxes and inequality: lessons from abroad" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.10

Post

 

"Size of the pie, distribution of the pie" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.22

Post

 

"The shrinking gender pay gap" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.02

Post

 

"Inequality and Sociology"

American Behavioral Scientist, 2007

Article 

Data 

 

"Does more equality mean less economic growth?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.03

Post

 

"Is equality feasible?" 

Contexts, Summer 2007

Article

 

"Incarceration and inequality"

Review of Punishment and Inequality in America, by Bruce Western

Socio-Economic Review, July 2007

Review

 

Review of Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs. Liberal America, by Jonas Pontusson

European Sociological Review, September 2006

Review

 

"Is rising inequality due to a surge in incomes at the top?"

Challenge, September-October 2004

Article

 

"Jobs and equality in Germany: which way forward?"

Memo prepared for the Economic Policy unit of the German Ministry of Economics, 2003

Memo

 

Opportunity and mobility

 

"Beyond the 'fiscal cliff,' America's kids need more  - not less - government spending" 

Christian Science Monitor, 2012.12.11

Op-ed 

 

"It's Hard to Make It in America: How the United States Stopped Being the Land of Opportunity" 

Foreign Affairs, November-December 2012

Article 

Sources and reference list 

 

"Inequality, mobility, opportunity" 

Consider the Evidence, 2012.01.31

Post 

 

"Inequality and mobility at the top" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.03.08

Post 

 

"Rising inequality hinders upward mobility" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.27

Post

 

"Is the U.S. a high-inequality country if mobility is taken into account?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.20

Post

 

"Rising inequality has not been offset by mobility" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.13

Post

 

"Can mobility offset a rise in inequality?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.06

Post

 

"Types of mobility" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.07.04

Post

 

"Promoting mobility" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.24

Post

 

Health

 

"Is rising obesity a product of income inequaity and economic insecurity?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2012.06.10

Post

 

"Why the surge in obesity?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2012.05.31

Post

 

"America's inefficient health-care system: another look"
Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.10

Post 

 

Economic performance

 

"Will everyone be worse off if the United States turns social democratic?"

Review of "Can't We All Be More Like Scandinavians?" by Daron Acemoglu, James Robinson, and Thierry Verdier

Consider the Evidence, 2012.09.29

Post

 

"The late American jobs machine" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.09.13

Post

 

"Why do some rich economies grow faster than others?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.04

Post

 

"Institutions, Wealth, and Inequality"

Oxford Handbook of Comparative Institutional Analysis, 2010

Chapter 

Web appendix 

Data 

 

"How does the U.S. labor market compare now?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.26

Post

 

"Are interest groups the source of our economic woes?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.02.02

Post

 

"Comparative Employment Performance: A Fuzzy-Set Analysis"

with Jessica Epstein, Daniel Duerr, and Charles Ragin

Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis, 2008

Chapter 

Data

 

"Family Policies and Women's Employment: A Regression Analysis"

with Alexander Hicks

Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis, 2008

Chapter 

Data

 

"Does more equality mean less economic growth?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.03

Post

 

Review of Inequality and Prosperity: Social Europe vs. Liberal America, by Jonas Pontusson

European Sociological Review, September 2006

Review

 

"Germany's Employment Problem in Comparative Perspective"

Transformationen des Kapitalismus: Festschrift fr Wolfgang Streeck zum sechzigsten Geburstag2006

Chapter

 

"Institutional Coherence and Macroeconomic Performance"

Socio-Economic Review, 2006

Article 

Supplementary charts 

Data

 

"Do Affluent Countries Face an Incomes-Jobs Tradeoff?"

Comparative Political Studies, 2003

Article

Data

 

"Jobs and equality in Germany: which way forward?"

Memo prepared for the Economic Policy unit of the German Ministry of Economics, 2003

Memo

 

"Corporatism and Unemployment in the 1980s and 1990s"

American Sociological Review, 2002

Article

Data

 

Review of National Labour Relations in Internationalized Markets, by Franz Traxler, Sabine Blaschke, and Bernhard Kittel

Industrial and Labor Relations Review, October 2002

Review

 

"Social Capital, Cooperation, and Economic Performance"

Beyond Tocqueville: Civil Society and the Social Capital Debate in Comparative Perspective, 2001

Chapter

 

Review of Why Deregulate Labour Markets?, edited by Gosta Esping-Andersen and Marino Regini

American Journal of Sociology, November 2001

Review

 

"Cooperation and Political Economic Performance in Affluent Democratic Capitalism"

with Alexander Hicks

American Journal of Sociology, 1998

Article

Data

 

"Civic Engagement, Social Capital, and Economic Cooperation"

American Behavioral Scientist, 1997

Article

 

"Cooperation and economic performance"

Policy Options, October 1997

Article

 

"Balancing Competition and Cooperation"

Challenge, 1996

Article

 

"Unions, Wages, and the Common Interest"

Comparative Political Studies, 1996

Article

 

Review of Restructuring for Innovation: The Remaking of the U.S. Semiconductor Industry, by David P. Angel

Contemporary Sociology, July 1996

Review

 

"Equality and Efficiency: The Illusory Tradeoff"

European Journal of Political Research, 1995

Article

 

"Labor Organization, Wage Restraint, and Economic Performance"

Review of Radical Political Economics, 1990

Article

 

Social policy and redistribution

 

"America's Social Democratic Future"

Foreign Affairs, January-February 2014

Article

 

"What's Wrong with Predistribution?"

Juncture, Autumn 2013

Article

 

"Europe's high-employment strategy for reducing poverty"

Newsletter of the APSA section on European Politics and Society, Summer 2013

Article

 

"America's future early education system"

Consider the Evidence, 2013.05.19

Post 

 

"How to achieve shared prosperity even if wages aren't rising"
Policy Network, April 2013

Essay 

 

"America's future early education system"

Consider the Evidence, 2013.05.19

Post 

 

"We're all dependent on government, and it has long been thus"

Review of "A Nation of Takers," by Nicholas Eberstadt 

Consider the Evidence, 2012.09.02

Post 

 

"Two and a Half Cheers for Education"

After the Third Way: The Future of Social Democracy in Europe, 2012

Chapter

 

"America's inefficient health-care system: another look"
Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.10

Post 

 

"The safety net in the short run and the long run" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.28

Post 

 

"Is America finished with major expansions of the safety net?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.24

Post 

 

"Labor Market Activation"

Oxford Handbook of the Welfare State, 2010

Chapter 

Data 

 

"Caring for our kids" 
Boston Review, July-August 2010

Post 

 

"Social spending and poverty" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.06.07

Post 

 

"Should progressives oppose the health-care reform bill?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.01.06

Post 

 

"The Effect of Public Opinion on Social Policy Generosity"

Socio-Economic Review, 2009

Article  (html version)

Data 

 

"Who Should Care for Under-Threes?"

Gender Equality: Transforming Family Divisions of Labor, 2009

Chapter 

Data 

 

"Why oppose an increase in redistribution?" 

Cato Online, 2009.10.30

Post 

 

Review of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, by Matt Miller 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.04

Review

 

"Reducing inequality: expand and improve public services" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.17

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: boosting incomes in the bottom half" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.16

Post

 

"Inequality, Public Opinion, and Redistribution"

with Leslie McCall

Socio-Economic Review, 2008

Article 

Data

 

"Obama's antipoverty agenda" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.09.24

Post

 

"Rising Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution in Affluent Countries"

with Jonas Pontusson

Perspectives on Politics, 2005

Article 

Data

 

"Varieties of Welfare Capitalism"

with Alexander Hicks

Socio-Economic Review, 2003

Article

Data

 

"Cooperation and Political Economic Performance in Affluent Democratic Capitalism"

with Alexander Hicks

American Journal of Sociology, 1998

Article

Data

 

Taxes

 

"Mitt Romney's peculiar approach to tax fairness" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.08.18

Post

 

"Were the Bush tax cuts worse for progressivity or for revenues?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.11.02

Post

 

"Is heavy taxation bad for the economy?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.05.22

Post

 

"Taxes and work" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.05.09

Post

 

"Are progressive income taxes fair?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.04.02

Post

 

"The tax deal" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.12.07

Post

 

"The conscience of a modern conservative"

Review of The New American Economy, by Bruce Bartlett 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.11.12

Review

 

"Tax myths"

Contexts, Summer 2009

Article   (html version)

Podcast 

 

"How to pay for inequality reduction: follow-up" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.04.20

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: how to pay for it" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.18

Post

 

"Reducing inequality: what to do about the top 1%" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.17

Post 

 

"How progresive are our taxes? Follow-up" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.08

Post

 

"How progressive are our taxes?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.05

Post

 

"Tax progressivity and the rise in inequality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.28

Post

 

"Bar tabs and tax cuts" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.23

Post

 

"Taxes and inequality: lessons from abroad" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.10

Post

 

"The new Laffer curve logic" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.27

Post

 

"Taxes at the top" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.01.14

Post

 

Economic policy

 

"To spend is to owe?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.04.18

Post

 

"Political traps for Keynesians" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.08.16

Post

 

Review of The Tyranny of Dead Ideas, by Matt Miller 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.05.04

Review

 

"Reducing inequality: put the brakes on globalization?" 

Crooked Timber, 2009.04.15

Post

 

"Why the conversion to Keynes?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.18

Post

 

"A Keynesian free lunch?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.01.14

Post

 

"Why embrace economic change?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.06

Post

 

"Embrace economic change" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.02

Post

 

"Are Industrial Policy and Corporatism Compatible?"

Journal of Public Policy, 1990

Article

 

Economic organization

 

"Theories and Practices of Neo-Corporatism"

with Wolfgang Streeck

Handbook of Political Sociology, 2005

Chapter

 

"Quantitative Indicators of Corporatism"

International Journal of Sociology, 2003

Article

Data

 

"Indicators of Social Dialogue: Concepts and Measurement"

with Bernhard Kittel

International Labour Organization (ILO), 2002

Report

 

"Wage-Setting Measures: A Survey and Assessment"

World Politics, 2001

Article

Data

 

"The More Things Change ...: Business Litigation and Governance in the American Automobile Industry"

with Stewart Macaulay and Joel Rogers

Law and Social Inquiry, 1996

Article

 

Economic convergence

 

"Economic Integration and Convergence: A Look at the U.S. States"

Social Science Quarterly, 1999

Article

Data

 

"Globalization and Economic Convergence"

Competition and Change, 1997

Article

 

Economic systems

 

"What do we do now?"

Peace Review, Spring 1992

Article

 

"What Kind of Economic System?"

Socialist Review, 1990

Article

 

Politics

 

"Is there a viable progressive politics that doesn't hinge on a strong labor movement?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.20

Post

 

"Income Inequality and Partisan Voting in the United States"

with Andrew Gelman and Yu-Sung Su 

Social Science Quarterly, 2010

Article 

 

"Why don't low-income whites love the Democrats?" 

The Monkey Cage, 2010.12.06

Post

 

"A new era of Democratic dominance?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.11.16

Post

 

"More on elections and fundamentals" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.11.11

Post

 

"Elections, campaigns, and fundamentals" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.11.03

Post

 

"Get elected. Do something good. Repeat." 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.10.22

Post

 

"Nixonland: one, two, or many Americas?"

Review of Nixonland, by Rick Perlstein 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.06.17

Review

 

"Bread, peace, and the 2008 election" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.02.03

Post

 

"The Democrats and Working-Class Whites"

with Sondra Barringer, Daniel Duerr, and Garrett Andrew Schneider 

Working paper, 2007

Paper 

 

"How the Democrats lost their class" 

Consider the Evidence, 2007.12.17

Post

 

"Gender Inequality in Political Representation: A Worldwide Comparative Analysis"

with Melissa Malami

Social Forces, 1999

Article

Data

 

"The World of Campaign Finance"

with Shaila Lakhani

Center for a New Democracy/Center for Responsive Politics, 1993

Report

 

Public opinion

 

"The Surprisingly Weak Effect of Recessions on Public Opinion"

with Lindsay Owens

The Great Recession, 2011

Chapter 

Web appendix 

 

"Americans' Social Policy Preferences in the Era of Rising Inequality"

with Leslie McCall

Perspectives on Politics, 2009

Article 

Data

 

"Inequality, Public Opinion, and Redistribution"

with Leslie McCall

Socio-Economic Review, 2008

Article 

Data

 

"Do people care about inequality?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.04.13

Post

 

Political economy

 

"An agenda for American political economy" 

The Monkey Cage, 2010.12.09

Post

 

Review of Advancing Socio-Economics: An Institutionalist Perspective, edited by J. Rogers Hollingsworth, Karl H. Muller, and Ellen Jane Hollingsworth

Contemporary Sociology, March 2004

Review

 

Research methods

 

"Step Away from the Pool"

Newsletter of the APSA section on Qualitative and Multi-Method Research, Fall 2011

Article 

 

"Introduction"

with Alexander Hicks

Method and Substance in Macrocomparative Analysis, 2008

Chapter 

 

Review of Comparative Historical Analysis in the Social Sciences, edited by James Mahoney and Dietrich Rueschemeyer 

Journal of Politics, January 2008

Review

 

"Toward Improved Use of Regression in Macro-Comparative Analysis"

Comparative Social Research, 2007

Article 

 

Sports

 

"Are Barcelona the best soccer team ever?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.07.03

Post

 

"The science of basketball"

Review of The Book of Basketball, by Bill Simmons 

Consider the Evidence, 2011.01.06

Review

 

"A not-so-great day for soccer fans" 

Consider the Evidence, 2010.05.31

Post

 

"Why does England lose?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.12.27

Post

 

"Sublime Bara" 

Consider the Evidence, 2009.04.26

Post

 

Miscellaneous

 

"Sweden: image and reality" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.05.26

Post

 

"Stigma's declining half-life?" 

Consider the Evidence, 2008.03.30

Post