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  • Watts, Caleb (SSRN Working Paper, 2020-08-01)
    Immigration and foreign efficiency have increased domestic labor market competition and displaced native workers. Populist rhetoric identifies immigrants, outsourcing, and trade deficits as the causes for voter’s socioeconomic ...
  • Nipper, Ashley B; Waymire, Tammy R (SSRN Working Paper, 2020-05-18)
    With national government audit quality concerns mounting, we utilized data from the Federal Audit Clearinghouse (FAC) to evaluate the variation in local government audit findings in Tennessee compared to other states. The ...
  • Piano, Ennio E.; Rouanet, Louis (SSRN Working Paper, 2020-02)
    The ability to mobilize large armies for the purposes of national defense and territorial expansion is a key feature of the modern state. Post-revolutionary France was among the first European powers to adopt large-scale ...
  • Smith, Daniel J. (SSRN Working Paper, 2018-08-29)
    Can committee election and rotation (CER) for public office supplement formal terms and term limits to achieve more frequent office rotation without incurring, to the same extent, the associated turnover costs of a term ...
  • Smith, Daniel J.; Crowley, George R.; Lequizamon, J. Sebastian (SSRN Working Paper, 2018-08-29)
    Can informal term limits place binding constraints on executives? And, are there conditions under which an electorate would forego formal term limits in favor of informal term limits? Formal term limits face three primary ...