Published Journal Articles


Click on the links below to view PDF reprints of some articles I've published, and replication data. I also include here selected media mentions or blog posts with significant discussion of various articles.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Colin Case, and Will Spillman. Forthcoming. Purchasing Privilege? How Status Cues Affect Police Suspicion in Routine Traffic Stops. Politics, Groups, and Identities. Article. Appendix.

Davidson, Marty A. II, Kaneesha R. Johnson, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2024. Disproportionate Criminal Justice Contact: A System Working as Designed? Journal of the Center for Policy Analysis and Research: 48–65.

Baumgartner, Frank R., Christian Caron, and Scott Duxbury. 2023. Racial Resentment and the Death Penalty. Journal of Race and Ethnic Politics 8, 1: 42-60. DOI: 10.1017/rep.2022.30 Appendix. Replication files: data, Stata do-file for Table 1, R-script for analysis.

--- Related Op-Ed:

In many states, support for the death penalty is driven by racist attitudes. London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog, October 4, 2023. (Frank R. Baumgartner)


Haney, Craig, Frank R. Baumgartner, and Karen A. Steele. 2022. Roper and Race: The Nature and Effects of Death Penalty Exclusions for Juveniles and the “Late Adolescent Class”. Journal of Pediatric Neuropsychology 8: 168-177. DOI 10.1007/s40817-022-00134-0


Fliss, Michael Dolan, Frank R. Baumgartner, Paul Delamater, Steve W. Marshall, Charles Poole, and Whitney Robinson. 2022. Public Health Critical Race Praxis at the Intersection of Traffic Stops and Injury Epidemiology. Injury Epidemiology, 9: 9 (Commentary Section) doi.org/10.1186/s40621-022-00375-9.


Roach, Kevin, Frank R. Baumgartner, Leah Christiani, Derek A. Epp, Kelsey Shoub. 2022. At the Intersection: Race, Gender, and Discretion in Police Traffic Stop Outcomes. Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics, 7, 2 (July): 239–261. doi: 10.1017/rep.2020.35. Article text. Appendix. Replication files: R commands; zipped datasets for CT; MD; IL; NC.


Christiani, Leah, Kelsey Shoub, Frank R. Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, and Kevin Roach. 2022. Better for Everyone: Black Descriptive Representation and Police Traffic Stops. Politics, Groups, and Identities 10, 5: 807-816. doi: 10.1080/21565503.2021.1892782. Article text. Supplemental information. R command file and data file.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2022. A Statistical Overview of the Kentucky Death Penalty. Published in conjuction with advocacy efforts by the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, January 11.

--- Media Coverage: Jeremy Chisenhall, Application of Kentucky’s death penalty shows racial biases, new report says, Lexington Herald Leader, January 11, 2022.


Lyman, Tim, Frank R. Baumgartner, and Glenn L. Pierce. 2021. Race and Gender Disparities in Capitally-Charged Louisiana Homicide Cases, 1976-2014. Southern University Law Review 49, 1 (Fall): 153-208.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Tamira Daniely, Kalley Huang, Sydney Johnson, Alexander Love, Lyle May, Patrice McGloin, Allison Swagert, Niharika Vattikonda, and Kamryn Washington. 2021. Throwing Away the Key: The Unintended Consequences of “Tough-on-Crime” Laws. Perspectives on Politics 19, 4 (2021): 1233–1246. Replication files. Link to Harvard Dataverse (same as replication files). doi: 10.1017/S153759272100164X.

--- Related Op-Ed:

Thousands of prisoners have died of covid-19. Because of the "tough on crime" era, there’s worse to come. WashingtonPost.com Monkey Cage, August 26, 2021.

--- Media Coverage: Jacob Biba and Lyle C. May, The Geriatric Ward: North Carolina's Aging Death Row Population Faces Looming Health Care Crisis, The Intercept, November 20, 2021.


Shoub, Kelsey, Leah Christiani, Frank R. Baumgartner, Derek A. Epp, and Kevin Roach. 2021 Fines, Fees, and Disparities: The Link between Municipal Reliance on Fines and Racial Disparities in Policing. Policy Studies Journal 49, 3: 835-859. Article text; Appendix; replication files. doi: 10.1111/psj.12412

--- Related Op-Ed: Ten Years of Study and the Protesters are Right. What traffic stops tell us about racial bias in policing. Medium.com/3streams, June 25, 2020 (Frank R. Baumgartner, Leah Christiani, Derek A. Epp, Kelsey Shoub, and Kevin Roach)


Baumgartner, Frank R., Kate Bell, Luke Beyer, Tara Boldrin, Libby Doyle, Lindsey Govan, Jack Halpert, Jackson Hicks, Katherine Kyriakoudes, Cat Lee, Mackenzie Leger, Sarah McAdon, Sarah Michalak, Caroline Murphy, Eyan Neal, Olivia O’Malley, Emily Payne, Audrey Sapirstein, Sally Stanley, and Kathryn Thacker. 2021. Intersectional Encounters: Representative Bureaucracy and the Routine Traffic Stop. Policy Studies Journal 48, 3: 860-886. Doi: 10.1111/PSJ.12382. Article text; Appendix; replication files.
--- Included in the PSJ Virtual Special Issue on Racial Justice, ed. Jamila Michener, July 15, 2020.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, Benjamin W. Campbell, Christian Caron, and Hailey Sherman. 2020. Learning to Kill: Why a Small Handful of Counties Generates the Bulk of US Death Sentences. PLoS-ONE 15, 10: e0240401. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240401. Click here for replication files.

--- Related Op-Ed: Virginia may abolish the death penalty. There’s a racist history behind why a few jurisdictions use it most. WashingtonPost.com Monkey Cage, February 4, 2021. (Frank R. Baumgartner and Christian Caron)

--- Media Coverage: Eric W. Dolan, New study explains why a few counties generate most of the death sentences in the United States, PsyPost.org, May 1, 2021.

John Caniglia, Prosecutors in Cuyahoga County among the nation’s leaders in seeking the death penalty since 1970s, researchers say, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 4, 2021.

USA - Perché le condanne a morte sono concentrate in pochissime contee, Nussuno Tocchi Caino (Hands Off Cain), May 5, 2021.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Bryan D. Jones, and Laura Chaqués Bonafont. 2020. Agenda Dynamics in Latin America: Theoretical and Empirical Opportunities. Brazilian Journal of Public Administration 54, 6: 1513-1525.


Shoub, Kelsey, Derek A. Epp, Frank R. Baumgartner, Leah Christiani, and Kevin Roach. 2020. Race, Place, and Context: The Persistence of Race Effects in Traffic Stop Outcomes. Journal of Race and Ethnic Politics 5, 3 (Special Issue on Race and Criminal Justice): 481-508. doi.org/10.1017/rep.2020.8. Article text; Appendix; replication files.


Fliss, Mike, Frank R. Baumgartner, Paul Delamater, Steve Marshall, Charles Poole, and Whitney Robinson. 2020. Re-Prioritizing Traffic Stops to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crash Outcomes and Racial Disparities. Injury Epidemiology 7, 3. Doi: 10.1186/s40621-019-0227-6.


Jones, Bryan D., Derek A. Epp, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2019. Democracy, Authoritarianism, and Policy Punctuations. International Review of Public Policy 1, 1: 7-26.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Amanda Grigg, Rachelle Ramírez, and J. Sawyer Lucy. 2018. The Mayhem of Wrongful Liberty: Documenting the Crimes of True Perpetrators in Cases of Wrongful Incarceration. Albany Law Review 81, 4: 1263-1288.

--- Related Op-Ed: An American Epidemic: Crimes of Wrongful Liberty, by Jennifer E. Thompson and Frank R. Baumgartner, April 3, 2018. InjusticeWatch.org.

--- Media coverage

---When the Innocent Go to Prison, How Many Guilty Go Free? A husband and wife want to upend how we talk about wrongful convictions, by Maurice Chammah, 21 March 2018, The Marshall Project.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, and Benjamin W. Campbell. 2018. Event dependence in U.S. executions. PLoS-ONE. Click here to read the article, the Supplemental Information Appendix, and for the replication data and code. Data are also available through ICPSR and Harvard's Dataverse.

--- Media coverage

---Copycat justice has turned US counties into execution hotspots, by Jessica Hamzelou, 15 January 2018. New Scientist. Click here for a PDF of the article. The link above may require a subscription.

---Inertia and the Death Penalty, by Lee Kovarsky, In Justice Today, January 17, 2018

---A few counties are responsible for the vast majority of executions. This explains why. WashingtonPost.com Monkey Cage, February 1, 2018 (Frank R. Baumgartner, Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier and Benjamin W. Campbell)


Baumgartner, Frank R., Leah Christiani, Derek A. Epp, Kevin Roach, and Kelsey Shoub. 2017. Racial Disparities in Traffic Stop Outcomes. Duke Forum for Law and Social Change 9: 21-53. Click here for a copy of the spreadsheet showing traffic stop statistics for over 600 yearly police agency results throughout the country, on which our study is based.

--- Media coverage

---Cops in Cook County among worst, huge study of traffic stops across U.S. finds, InjusticeWatch.org, by Sam Hart, February 28, 2017.

---Study reveals racial discrepancy in Evanston police searches following traffic stops, by David Fishman, The Daily Northwestern, March 7, 2017.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2017. Endogenous Disjoint Change. Cognitive Systems Research 44: 69–73.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Marcello Carammia, Derek A. Epp, Ben Noble, Beatriz Rey, and Tevfik Murat Yildirim. 2017. Budgetary Change in Authoritarian and Democratic Regimes. Journal of European Public Policy 24, 6: 792-808. On-line appendix.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2017. Creating an Infrastructure for Comparative Policy Analysis. Governance 30, 1: 59–65.


Epp, Derek A. and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2017. Complexity, Capacity, and Budget Punctuations. Policy Studies Journal 45, 2: 247–64.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Derek A. Epp, Kelsey Shoub, and Bayard Love. 2017. Targeting Young Men of Color for Search and Arrest during Traffic Stops: Evidence from North Carolina, 2002-2013. Politics, Groups, and Identities 5, 1: 107-131. (published online, 2016)

--- Media coverage

---Black Dignity Matters: Research shows that police do subject African Americans to much greater unwarranted scrutiny and harsher treatment, Reason.com, by Ronald Bailey, July 15, 2016
---Color-Conscious Drug Warriors Breed Mistrust: Two recent studies confirm anecdotal evidence of racial disparities in police treatment of drivers and pedestrians, Reason.com, by Jacob Sullum, August 1, 2016.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Emma Johnson, Colin Wilson, and Clarke Whitehead. 2016. These Lives Matter, Those Ones Don’t:  Comparing Execution Rates by the Race and Gender of the Victim in the US and in the Top Death Penalty StatesAlbany Law Review 79, 3: 797–860.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Woody Gram, Kaneesha R. Johnson, Arvind Krishnamurthy, and Colin P. Wilson. 2016. The Geographic Distribution of US Executions. Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 11, 1&2: 1–33.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2016. Agenda Setting in Comparative Perspective. Perspectives on Politics 14, 2: 456-60. (Review Essay)


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Tim Lyman. 2016. Louisiana Death-Sentenced Cases and their Reversals, 1976-2015. Southern University Law Center Journal of Race, Gender, & Poverty 7 (Spring 2016): 58–75.

- See additional graphics by Tim Lyman.

- See the underlying data in xlsx format.

--- Media coverage

--- Our favorite criminal justice research from 2016, Prison Policy Initiative, December 29, 2016

--- Few on Louisiana’s death row are ever executed, largely owing to reversals, analysis finds, by Della Hasselle, April 27, 2016, The Advocate.

--- A Death Sentence in Louisiana Rarely Means You’ll be Executed, by Maurice Chammah, April 28, 2016, The Marshall Project.

--- Death Penalty Study Gives Louisiana Public Defender Funding Story New Spin, by Shafaq Hasan, April 29, 2016, Nonprofit Quarterly.

--- Is the death penalty worth what we are losing? By Michael Gorman, April 29, 2016, Houma Today.

--- STUDIES: Louisiana Death Penalty Staggeringly Error-Prone, Racially Biased, Death Penalty Information Center.

--- Study urges review of state’s death penalty system, by Fritz Esker, May 2, 2016, The Louisiana Weekly.

--- Louisiana conservatives rethinking the death penalty, by Della Hasselle, May 2, 2016, Best of New Orleans Gambit.

--- Letters: Public defense budget woes aren’t new, by Robert Burns, Chairman, La. Public Defender Board, May 4, 2016, The Advocate.

Vliegenthart, Rens, Stefaan Walgrave, Frank R. Baumgartner, Shaun Bevan, Christian Breunig, Sylvain Brouard, Laura Chaqués Bonafont, Emiliano Grossman, Will Jennings, Peter B. Mortensen, Anna M. Palau, Pascal Sciarini, and Anke Tresch. 2016. Do the Media set the Parliamentary Agenda? A Comparative Study in Seven Countries.  European Journal of Political Research 55: 283-301.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2016. John Kingdon and the Evolution Approach to Public Policy and Agenda-Setting. In Nikolaos Zahariadis, ed. Handbook of Public Policy Agenda-Setting. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 53-65.


Lowery, David, Frank R. Baumgartner, Joost Berkhout, Jeffrey M. Berry, Darren Halpin, Marie Hojnacki, Heike Klüver, Beate Kohler-Koch, Jeremy Richardson, and Kay Lehman Schlozman. 2015. Images of an Unbiased Interest SystemJournal of European Public Policy 22, 8: 1212-31.


Hojnacki, Marie, Kathleen M. Marchetti, Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech. 2015. Assessing Business Advantage in Washington Lobbying. Interest Groups and Advocacy 4: 205–24.

--- Media coverage

--- See a discussion of our article on TheHill.com here.

--- See a blog post on the Washington Post Monkey Cage entitled Business doesn’t always get its way by Marie Hojnacki, Jeffrey Berry, Beth Leech and Kathleen Marchetti, June 10, 2015.

Baumgartner, Frank R., Amanda Grigg, and Alisa Mastro. 2015. #BlackLivesDon’tMatter: Race-of-Victim Effects in US Executions, 1977-2013. Politics, Groups, and Identities 3, 2: 209-21.

--- Click here for the Supplemental Materials referred to in the article: Appendix A and B.

--- Click here to download a spreadsheet with data reported in the article, as well as additional data on homicide rates among different categories of the population. The spreadsheet includes information on the source of the data.

--- Related Op-Ed: Blacks are much more likely to be executed for killing whites than whites who have killed blacks. London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog, February 17, 2015. (Frank R. Baumgartner, Amanda Grigg, and Alisa Mastro)

- Media coverage

--- The Disparate Racial Impact of the American Death Penalty, by David Mendoza, 7 June 2015. TheMendozaLine.org

--- The Death Penalty: A Symbol of Which Lives Matter, and Which Lives Don’t, 24 April 2015. 90MillionStrong.org.
--- STUDIES: Death Penalty Overwhelmingly Used for White---Victim Cases Death Penalty Information Center, February 2015.

--- Blacks are much more likely to be executed for killing whites than whites who have killed blacks. London School of Economics blog on American Politics and Policy from February 2015.

--- Study: Killers are less likely to be executed if their victims are black, 25 February 2015, by Jenée Desmond-Harris, updated 24 April 2015 with the new title: This is what made researchers call a paper on race and the death penalty "#BlackLivesDon'tMatter".

--- Study Finds Black Lives Don’t Matter to Capital Punishment System, 25 February 2015, by Prachi Gupta.


See the following state-by-state reports drawn from our article:



Baumgartner, Frank R. 2016. The Impact of Race, Gender, and Geography on Ohio Executions.
--- Media coverage

--- Study finds racial, gender bias in Ohio executions, by Alan Johnson, January 28, 2016, The Columbus Dispatch.

--- Cleveland man exonerated after being sentenced to death wants capital punishment abolished; UA panel discusses racial issues with death penalty, by Stephanie Warsmith, Akron Beacon Journal, February 2, 2016.

--- About the study, by Stephanie Warsmith, Akron Beacon Journal, February 2, 2016.

--- Ohio and its death penalty disparities, By the editorial board, Akron Beacon Journal, February 6, 2016


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2016. The Impact of Race, Gender, and Geography on Florida Executions.

--- Media coverage

--- New study finds vast racial and geographic disparities in Florida executions, by Mitch Perry, January 14, 2016, FloridaPolitics.com.

--- Florida's Unconstitutional Death Penalty Is Even Worse Than The Supreme Court Said: No white person in modern history has been executed for killing a black person in the state, by Michael McLaughlin, January 15, 2016, The Huffington Post.

--- More death penalty evidence I wish were not true, by Tom Lyons, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, January 16, 2016.

--- Editorial: Cheers and jeers, January 16, 2016, Gainesville Sun.

--- Florida’s death penalty riddled with too many inconsistencies, by Martin Dyckman, January 20, 2016, Saint Peters Blog.

--- Racial bias plagues Florida’s death penalty, by Frank R. Baumgartner, The Gainesville (FL) Sun, January 26, 2016 (print edition Sunday January 31).

--- Guest Column: Study shows racial bias in death penalties in Florida, by Frank R. Baumgartner, The Florida Times Union (Jacksonville), February 5, 2016


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Tim Lyman. 2015. Race-Of-Victim Discrepancies in Homicides and Executions, Louisiana 1976-2015. Loyola University of New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law 17: 128-44.

--- See the underlying data here, consisting of a record for each inmate sentenced to death in Louisiana since the modern death penalty began in 1976.

--- Media coverage

--- Murders of whites more likely to mean death penalty in Louisiana, though blacks make up most homicide victims, study finds, by Maya Lau, September 12, 2015. The Advocate.

--- Study: Death penalty rare in Louisiana for killers who murder black males, by Andy Grimm. New Orleans Times-Picayune, September 16, 2015

--- New study shows disparities in Louisiana executions, by Marie Simoneaux, The Loyola Maroon, September 18, 2015

--- New study says Louisiana’s system of execution is one in ‘disrepair’, by Mason Harrison, Louisiana Weekly, September 21, 2015

--- Study: Killers of Black Men Less Like to Get Death Penalty, by Janell Hazelwood, Black Enterprise, September 22, 2015

--- Killers of black men less likely to get the death penalty (VIDEO), by Wynton Yates, Eyewitness News, WWL4 TV (New Orleans, LA), September 22, 2015

--- Murderers Are Almost Never Executed Unless They Kill A White Person, by Ian Millhiser, ThinkProgress September 23, 2015

--- Pretty much the only way to get the death penalty in America is to kill a white person, by Shaun King, Daily Kos, September 23, 2015

--- Related OpEd: Racial bias plagues state’s death penalty, by Frank R. Baumgartner, Shreveport Times, September 24, 2015.

--- STUDY: In Louisiana, Death Penalty Reserved Almost Exclusively for Cases with White Victims: Someone who kills a white woman is 48 times more likely to be executed than someone who kills a black man. By Kenrya Rankin, ColorLines, September 24, 2015.

--- What the Freddie Gray Jury Says About America's Criminal Justice System, by Jamilah King, Mic.com, December 2, 2015

--- In Louisiana, a white man has never been executed for killing a black man, By Josie Duffy, Daily Kos, Jan 11, 2016


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2015. The Impact of Race, Gender, and Geography on Missouri Executions.

--- Media coverage

--- Political scientist assails Missouri death penalty stats, by Bob Watson. Jefferson City News Tribune. Friday, July 17, 2015.
--- "Shameful" New Evidence of Racial and Geographic Arbitrariness of Missouri Executions. Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Friday July 17, 2015.
--- New Study Reveals Racial, Geographic Inequities in Missouri Death Penalty, by William Powell. St. Louis Magazine. Friday July 17, 2015.
--- Study finds racial disparity in Missouri executions, by Rebecca Rivas. St. Louis American. Friday, July 17, 2015.

--- Public Defender Director Calls for Immediate Moratorium on the Death Penalty Following Latest Report Showing Racial Bias, Missouri Office of the Public Defender, July 17, 2015.

--- Public Defender calls for moratorium on death penalty, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, July 17, 2015

--- Study points to race and gender disparity in Missouri executions, by Jeremy Kohler. St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Saturday July 18, 2015

--- STUDY: Missouri Study Finds Significant Racial and Geographic Disparities in Application of Death Penalty, Death Penalty Information Center, July 20, 2015

--- Capital punishment is biased, by Alonzo Weston, St. Joseph News-Press, July 22, 2015
--- Missouri should abandon death penalty, by Frank R. Baumgartner, St. Louis American, July 22, 2015
--- White victim is key indicator for receiving death penalty in Missouri, by Rebecca Rivas, St. Louis American, July 23, 2015
--- Study suggests racial, geographic and gender disparities in Missouri executions, by Alisa Nelson, MissouriNet, July 22, 2015
--- Missouri's racist death penalty. Bill Tammeus' "Faith Matters" Blog, July 31, 2015

Baumgartner, Frank R., and Laura Chaqués Bonafont. 2015. All News is Bad News: Newspaper Coverage of Politics in Spain. Political Communication 32, 2: 268-91.


Lovett, John, Shaun Bevan, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2015. Popular Presidents Can Influence Congressional Attention, for a Little While. Policy Studies Journal, 43,1: 22-43.

--- Related Op-ed

Popular presidents can influence Congress with the State of the Union, but an unpopular president will simply be ignored. London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog, October 2, 2014. (John Lovett, Shaun Bevan, and Frank R. Baumgartner)


Mahoney, Christine and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2015. Partners in Advocacy: Lobbyists and Government Officials in the Policy Process. Journal of Politics 77, 1: 202–15.


Epp, Derek, John Lovett, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2015. Partisan Priorities and Public Budgeting. Political Research Quarterly 67, 4: 864-78. Article. Supplemental Materials.

--- Related Op-Ed

Electoral turnover has very little effect on the spending habits of Western democracies. London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog, October 2, 2014. (Derek A. Epp, John Lovett, and Frank R. Baumgartner)


Bunea, Adriana, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2014. The State of the Discipline: Authorship, Research Designs, and Citation Patterns in Studies of EU Interest Groups and Lobbying. Journal of European Public Policy 21, 10: 1412-34. Article. Supplemental Materials.

LaPira, Tim, Trey Thomas, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2014. The Two Worlds of Lobbying: Washington Lobbyists in the Core and on the Periphery. Interest Groups and Advocacy 3,3: 219-45.

Baumgartner, Frank R. 2014. Ideas, Paradigms, and Confusions. Journal of European Public Policy 21, 3: 475–80.

Baumgartner, Frank R., Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, David C. Kimball, and Beth L. Leech. 2014. Money, Priorities, and Stalemate: How Lobbying Affects Public Policy. Election Law Journal 13, 1: 194–209.

Baumgartner, Frank R., Sylvain Brouard, Emiliano Grossman, Sebastien G. Lazardeux, and Jon Moody. 2014. Divided Government, Legislative Productivity, and Policy Change in the US and FranceGovernance 27, 3: 423–447. Click here for the data on the US, here for the data on France (CSV format)

Atkinson, Mary Layton, John Lovett, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2014. Measuring the Media Agenda. Political Communication 31, 2: 355-80.

--- Media coverage

--- See this write-up about our article from Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy entitled Measuring the media agenda: How to research news coverage trends on topics from May 27 2014.

Bevan, Shaun, Frank R. Baumgartner, Erik W. Johnson, and John McCarthy. 2013. Understanding Time-Lags and Measurement Validity in Secondary Data:  The Encyclopedia of Associations DatabaseSocial Science Research, 42: 1750–64.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2013. Ideas and Policy Change. Governance 26, 2: 239-58.


Wolfe, Michelle, Bryan D. Jones, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2013. A Failure to Communicate: Agenda Setting in Media and Policy Studies. Political Communication 30, 2: 175-192.


Chaqués Bonafont, Laura, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2013. Newspaper Attention and Policy Activities in Spain. Journal of Public Policy 13, 1: 1-24.


Rose, Max, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2013. Framing the Poor:  Media Coverage and US Poverty Policy, 1960–2008Policy Studies Journal 41, 1: 22-53.

--- Related Op-Ed

We are no more or less generous to the poor now than we were in 1960. London School of Economics American Politics and Policy Blog, September 19, 2013. (Max Rose and Frank R. Baumgartner)

--- Media coverage

--- Center for Economic and Policy Research, from March 27, 2013.

--- NYTimes discussion of our paper from June 8, 2013.

--- Ecumenical Poverty Initiative from March 20, 2014 and on the End Poverty blog from the same date.


Baumgartner, Frank R. and Arco Timmermans. 2012. Analyzing Patterns of Government Attention and What Drives Them: The Comparative Agendas Project. Council for European Studies, Perspectives on Europe 42, 2: 7-13. (Part of special issue on the Comparative Agendas Project.)


Baumgartner, Frank R., Martial Foucault and Abel François. 2012. Public Budgeting in the EU Commission: A Test of the Punctuated Equilibrium Thesis. Politique Européenne 38: 70–99


Jones, Bryan D. and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2012. From There to Here: Punctuated Equilibrium to the General Punctuation Thesis to a Theory of Government Information Processing. Policy Studies Journal 40, 1 (January): 1-19.


Kimball, David C., Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, Marie Hojnacki, Beth L. Leech, and Bryce Summary. 2012. Who Cares About the Lobbying Agenda?  Interest Groups and Advocacy 1, 1: 1–21.


Hojnacki, Marie, David C. Kimball, Frank R. Baumgartner, Jeffrey M. Berry, and Beth L. Leech. 2012. Studying Organizational Advocacy and Influence: Reexamining Interest Group Research. Annual Review of Political Science 15: 9.1-9.21.

Baumgartner, Frank R., Bryan D. Jones and John Wilkerson. 2011. Comparative Studies of Policy Dynamics. Comparative Political Studies 44, 8 (August): 947–72.


Walker, Edward T. , John D. McCarthy, and Frank Baumgartner. 2011. Replacing Members with Managers? Mutualism among Membership and Nonmembership Advocacy Organizations in the United States. American Journal of Sociology 116, 4 (January): 1284-1337. Download the stata .dta file (zipped).


Baumgartner, Frank R., Beth L. Leech, Heather A. Larsen, and Paul Rutledge. 2011. Congressional and Presidential Effects on the Demand for Lobbying. Political Research Quarterly 64 (1): 3-16. (click here for the do-file and here for the three Stata datasets called for in the do-file: 1, 2, 3).


Lowery, David, Virginia Gray and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2011. Policy Attention in State and Nation: Is Anyone Listening to the Laboratories of Democracy? Publius 41 (2): 286-310. (click here for appendix)


Wonka, Arndt, Frank R. Baumgartner, Christine Mahoney and Joost Berkhout. 2010. Measuring the Size and Scope of the EU Interest Group Population. European Union Politics 11 (3): 463-76.


Jones, Bryan D., Frank R. Baumgartner, Christian Breunig, Chris Wlezien, Stuart Soroka, Martial Foucault, Abel François, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Chris Koske, Peter John, Peter B. Mortensen, Frédéric Varone, and Stefaan Walgrave. 2009. A General Empirical Law of Public Budgets: A Comparative Analysis. American Journal of Political Science 53, 4 (October): 855-73.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Christian Breunig, Christoffer Green-Pedersen, Bryan D. Jones, Peter B. Mortensen, Michiel Neytemans, and Stefaan Walgrave. 2009. Punctuated Equilibrium in Comparative Perspective. American Journal of Political Science 53, 3, (July): 602-619.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Sylvain Brouard, and Emiliano Grossman. 2009. Agenda-Setting Dynamics in France: Revisiting the Partisan Hypothesis. French Politics, 7, 2 (October): 75-95.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Martial Foucault, and Abel François. 2009. Public Budgeting in the French Fifth Republic: The End of La République des partis? West European Politics 32: 2, 404-422.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2009. Interest Groups and Agendas.  In L. Sandy Maisel and Jeffrey M. Berry, eds., Oxford Handbook of American Political Parties and Interest Groups.  New York:  Oxford University Press, pp. 519–33.


Baumgartner, Frank R., David Lowery, and Virginia Gray. 2009. Federal Policy Activity and the Mobilization of State Lobbying Organizations. Political Research Quarterly, 62, 3: 552-567


Wilkerson, John, Frank R Baumgartner, Sylvain Brouard, Laura Chaqués, Christopher Green-Pedersen, Emiliano Grossman, Bryan D. Jones, Arco Timmermans, and Stefaan Walgrave. 2009. Le Projet Agendas Comparés : Objectifs et Contenus. Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée 16, 3: 365-79.


Brouard, Sylvain, John Wilkerson, Frank R. Baumgartner, Arco Timmermans, Shaun Bevan, Gerard Breeman, Christian Breunig, Laura Chaqués, Christopher Green-Pedersen, Will Jennings, Peter John, Bryan D. Jones, and David Lowery. 2009. Comparer les Productions Législatives : Enjeux et Méthodes. Revue Internationale de Politique Comparée 16, 3: 381-404.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Christine Mahoney. 2008.The Two Faces of Framing:  Individual-Level Framing and Collective Issue-Definition in the EU.  European Union Politics 9, 3 (2008): 435-49.


Mahoney, Christine, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2008. Converging Perspectives on Interest-Group Research in Europe and America.  West European Politics, 31, 6: 1251-71.


Dardis, Frank E., Frank R. Baumgartner, Amber E. Boydstun, Suzanna De Boef, and Fuyuan Shen. 2008. Media Framing of Capital Punishment and Its Impact on Individuals' Cognitive Responses.  Mass Communication and Society 11, 2: 115-140.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2007. EU Lobbying: A View from the US.  Journal of European Public Policy 14, 3 (March): 482-488.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2006. "3. Jack L. Walker, Jr. 1969. 'The Diffusion of Innovations Among the American States.' American Political Science Review 63 (September): 880-99. Cited 482 times." American Political Science Review 100, 4 (November): 672. (Part of the APSR Centennial Issue commentaries on the top 20 most cited articles.) (Click here to read a slightly longer version of the same article, with a little more detail.)


Baumgartner, Frank R., Christoffer Green-Pedersen and Bryan D. Jones. 2006. Comparative Studies of Policy Agendas. Journal of European Public Policy 13 (7): 959-74.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Martial Foucault and Abel François. 2006. Punctuated Equilibrium in French Budgeting Processes. Journal of European Public Policy 13 (7): 1086-1103.


Martin, Andrew W., Frank R. Baumgartner, and John McCarthy. 2006. Measuring Association Populations Using the Encyclopedia of Associations: Evidence from the Field of Labor Unions. Social Science Research 35: 771-778.


Jones, Bryan D., and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2005. A Model of Choice for Public Policy. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 15, 3 (July): 325-51.


Leech, Beth L., Frank R. Baumgartner, Timothy La Pira, and Nicholas A. Semanko. 2005. Drawing Lobbyists to Washington: Government Activity and Interest-Group Mobilization. Political Research Quarterly 58, 1 (March): 19-30.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Christine Mahoney. 2005. Social Movements, the Rise of New Issues, and the Public Agenda. In David S. Meyer, Valerie Jenness, and Helen Ingram, eds., Routing the Opposition: Social Movements, Public Policy, and Democracy. (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press), pp. 65-86.


Jones, Bryan D., and Frank R. Baumgartner. 2004. Representation and Agenda-Setting Policy Studies Journal 32, 1 (January): 1-24.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Beth L. Leech. 2001. Issue Niches and Policy Bandwagons: Patterns of Interest Group Involvement in National Politics. Journal of Politics 63, 4 (November): 1191-1213.


ERRATUM: Note that a series of typos affect the pecentages reported in Figure 5, p. 1202. The percentages reported in the left-hand column do not accurately reflect the number of issues. The numbers of issues are correct, and the correct percentages can easily be obtained by dividing by the total number of issues, 137.


Lobby Disclosure Reports, 1996 (with Beth Leech) (This is a complete dataset of the 19,000 reports filed with the U.S. Senate under the Lobby Disclosure Act of 1995, the basis of our 2001 JOP article above. Each lobbyist was required to report on the total amount of money spent and to the list particular issues on which the group was active.) Codebook and dataset description (PDF) Data (Excel 2007 version). / Data (Access 2000 database) / Data (Access 97 version)


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2001. Political Agendas. In Niel J. Smelser and Paul B. Baltes, eds. International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences: Political Science (New York: Elsevier Science and Oxford: Pergamon), pp. 288-90.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 2001. Interest Groups. In Paul Barry Clarke and Joe Foweraker, eds., Encyclopedia of Democratic Thought (London and New York: Routledge, 2001), pp. 371-74.


Baumgartner, Frank R., Bryan D. Jones, and Michael C. MacLeod. 2000. The Evolution of Legislative Jurisdictions. Journal of Politics 62, 2 (May): 321-49.


Jones, Bryan D., Frank R. Baumgartner, and James L. True. 1998. Policy Punctuations: US Budget Authority, 1947-95. Journal of Politics 60, 1 (February): 1-33.


Jones, Bryan D., James L. True and Frank R. Baumgartner. 1997. Does Incrementalism Stem from Political Consensus or Institutional Gridlock? American Journal of Political Science 41, 4 (October): 1319-39.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Beth L. Leech. 1996. The Multiple Ambiguities of “Counteractive Lobbying.” American Journal of Political Science 40, 2 (May): 521-42.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Beth L. Leech. 1996. Good Theories Deserve Good Data. American Journal of Political Science 40, 2 (May): 565-69.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 1996. Public Interest Groups in France and the United States. Governance 9,1: 1–22.


Baumgartner, Frank R. and Jeffery C. Talbert. 1995. From Setting a National Agenda on Health Care to Making Decisions in Congress. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 20, 2: 437–45.


Talbert, Jeffery C., Bryan D. Jones, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 1995. Nonlegislative Hearings and Policy Change in Congress. American Journal of Political Science 39, 2: 383-406.


Jones, Bryan D., Frank R. Baumgartner, and Jeffery C. Talbert. 1993. The Destruction of Issue Monopolies in Congress. American Political Science Review 87, 3 (September): 673-87.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Bryan D. Jones, 1991. Agenda Dynamics and Policy Subsystems. Journal of Politics 53, 4 (November): 1044-74.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Jack L. Walker, Jr. 1990. Measurement Validity and the Continuity of Results in Survey Research. American Journal of Political Science 34, 3 (August): 662-70.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Jack L. Walker, Jr. 1989. Educational Policy Making and the Interest Group Structure in France and the United States. Comparative Politics 21, 3 (April): 273-88.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 1989. Independent and Politicized Policy Communities: Education and Nuclear Energy in France and the United States. Governance 2 (1989): 42-66.


Campbell, John Creighton, with Mark A. Baskin, Frank R. Baumgartner, and Nina P. Halpern. 1989. Afterword on Policy Communities: A Framework for Comparative Research. Governance 2, 1: 8694.


Baumgartner, Frank R., and Jack L. Walker, Jr. 1988. Survey Research and Membership in Voluntary Associations. American Journal of Political Science 32, 4 (November): 908-28.


Baumgartner, Frank R. 1987. Parliament's Capacity to Expand Political Controversy in France. Legislative Studies Quarterly 12, 1 (February): 33-54.


Goldenberg, Edie N., Michael W. Traugott, and Frank R. Baumgartner. 1986. Preemptive and Reactive Spending in U.S. House Races. Political Behavior 8, 1: 3-20.



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