Working Papers

'Housing Credit and Brexit'



'Housing and Populism', with David Adler. West European Politics.  Forthcoming.

`The Politics of Housing', Annual Review of Political Science.

'The Future of Housing After Brexit', with David Adler. Political Quarterly.


'Global Capital Markets, Housing Prices, and Partisan Fiscal Policies', with J. Lawrence Broz and Thomas Flaherty. Economics & Politics.

'Taking Credit: Redistribution and Borrowing in an Age of Economic Polarization', with John Ahlquist. World Politics. Forthcoming

'Mismatch: University Education and Labour Market Institutions,' with Jane
Gingrich PS: Political Science and Politics. Forthcoming


'Journal Editors and "Results-Free" Research: A Cautionary Note,' with David
Samuels, Comparative Political Studies. December 2016.


'The Dynamics of Social Investment: Human Capital, Activation, and Care', with
Jane Gingrich, in Beramendi, Pablo, Silja Hausermann, Herbert Kitschelt and
Hans-Peter Kriesi (eds.), The Politics of Advanced Capitalism, Cambridge
University Press, 2015.


Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach (with David Samuels) Cambridge University Press.

'Sorting for Schools', (with Jane Gingrich), Socio-Economic Review.

'The Political Economy of Ownership: Housing Markets and the Welfare State', American Political Science Review, May 2014


‘The Political Origins of Primary Education Systems: Ideology, Institutions, and Interdenominational Conflict in an Era of Nation-Building’, (with Johannes Lindvall), American Political Science Review, August 2013.

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'Assets in Crisis: Housing, Preferences, and Policy in the Credit Crisis', Swiss
Political Science Review.

'A Tale of Two Trilemmas: Varieties of Higher Education and the Service Economy' (with Jane Gingrich) in Anne Wren (ed.), Political Economy of the Service Transition, Oxford University Press.


'Preferences in Context: Micro-Preferences, Macro-Contexts, and the Demand for Social Insurance', (with Jane Gingrich), Comparative Political Studies, Dec 2012. Online appendix.

'Crisis as Political Opportunity? The Role of Partisan Politics in the Response to the
Global Credit Crisis', in Bermeo, Nancy and Jonas Pontusson (eds.) Coping with
, Russell Sage Foundation. 2012.

Social Policy in the Smaller European States, Gary Cohen, Ben Ansell, Robert H Cox, and Jane Gingrich (eds.), Berghahn Books. Contemporary European History Series. 2012. Including chapter 'Humboldt Humbled? The Germanic University System in Comparative Perspective'.


From the Ballot to the Blackboard, Cambridge University Press, Studies in Comparative Politics Series.

'Inequality and Democratization: A Contractarian Approach' (with David Samuels).  Comparative Political Studies, December 2010.


'University Challenges: Explaining Institutional Change in Higher Education', World Politics, January 2008.

'Traders, Teachers, and Tyrants: Democracy, Globalization, and Public Investment in Education', International Organization, 62(2).

Current and Past Working Papers

'The Political Economy of Ownership: Housing Markets and the Welfare State'

Supplementary Materials

(Version presented at International Political Economy Society, Madison, 2011)

'The Historical Development of Primary Education: Cleavages and Coalitions at the Turn of the Twentieth Century' (with Johannes Lindvall)

'Electoral institutions, credit, and political responses to economic polarization' (with John S. Ahlquist)

'Inequality and Democratization: Individual-Level Evidence of Preferences for Redistribution under Autocracy' (with David Samuels)

'Democracy and Redistribution 1880-1930: Reassessing the Evidence' (with David Samuels)

'Membership Matters: Radical Right Party Composition in Comparative Perspective' (with David Art)

'The Nest Egg Effect? Housing, the Welfare State, and Political Incentives'

'Bubbling Under: Political Preferences During Asset Booms and Busts'.