My research examines the politics of American national policymaking, focusing on health policy, governance, the welfare state, and Congress. My recent articles and media appearances can be found here.
My edited book (with Jeffery A. Jenkins) Living Legislation: Durability, Change and the Politics of American Lawmaking was published in 2012 by University of Chicago Press.
My other books include: Promoting the General Welfare: New Perspectives on Government Performance (co-edited with Alan S. Gerber, Brookings Institution Press, 2006) and Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge University Press, 2000; Chinese translation 2009).
My essays have appeared in Perspectives on Politics, Political Science Quarterly, Governance, P.S., Policy Sciences, Health Affairs, Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, Social Service Review, and in many edited volumes.
I teach courses on policy analysis, leadership and public management, the politics of policy-making, Congress, bureaucracy, and health policy. I received the Jefferson Scholars Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at UVa.
I am the proud dad of two college-age sons, Michael and Josh. My wife Deborah Gordon is Director of the Energy & Climate Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Her website can be found here: Deborah Gordon
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