Monkeycage post

Check out a short summary of my work with Christina Wolbrecht on women’s voting in the 1920s and 1930s (Washington Post, August 26, 2016). Reposted August 26, 2017



New book!


Check out my new book with Christina Wolbrecht.  We examine the voting behavior of newly enfranchised women in the first five presidential elections after the 1920 ratification of the 19th amendment.  While new women voters don’t change the overall or national relative strength of the two major parties, we find that women enter the electorate as local partisans, making one party GOP states more Republican and one party Democratic states more Democratic.  New women voters contribute to the diminishing vote share of third party alternatives after 1924.

Capital requirements and Basel III

The global financial crisis inspired a radical overhaul of international conventions for capital and liquidity requirements applied to banks. Did the reforms lead to a broad convergence in national approaches to bank regulation, or did the crisis experience lead national authorities to seek broader discretion to reign in risky lending and contain potential crises. Click here to see the working paper.


Bank recovery and resolution

The global financial crisis drew attention to the costs of bank failure – taxpayer-funded bailouts of large financial institutions were an unpopular but common solution. How have different countries adapted tools for bank recovery and resolution to avoid bailouts in the future? I look at the experience of Eurozone nations, the US and the UK to determine how or if national approaches converged or diverged as the crisis unfolded. Click here for a copy of the working paper.