PhD Student Research

Maxwell Ph.D. students publish research on a range of public administration issues.  Below lists published research of some current students:


Beauchamp, E., Abdella, J., Fisher, S., McPeak, J., Patnaik, H., Koulibaly, P., ... & Deme, Y. (2019). Resilience from the ground up: how are local resilience perceptions and global frameworks alignedDisasters43, S295-S317.

Schwegman, David & Dr. Robert Bifulco (2019). Who Benefits from AccountabilityDriven School Closure? Evidence from New York CityJournal of Policy Analysis and Management (forthcoming)

Toossi, Saied & Pengju Zhang (2019). Video Gambling Adoption and Tax Revenues: Evidence from Illinois. Public Budgeting & Finance, 39(1): 67-88.



Schwegman, David (2018). Rental Market Discrimination Against Same-Sex Couples: Evidence From a Pairwise-Matched Email Correspondence Test, Housing Policy Debate

Orrenius, P. M., Zavodny, M., & Gutierrez, E. (2018). Do State Employment Eligibility Verification Laws Affect Job Turnover?. Contemporary Economic Policy36(2), 394-409.

Jo, Suyeon & Tina Nabatchi. (2018). Coproducing Healthcare: Individual-Level Impacts of Engaging Citizens in Developing Recommendations to Reduce Diagnostic Error. Public Management Review, OnlineFirst.

Jo, Suyeon & Tina Nabatchi. (2018). Effects of Coproduction and Co-Creation: Empowerment. In T. Brandsen, T. Steen, & B. Verschuere (eds.), Co-Production and Co-Creation: Engaging Citizens in Public Services, 231-239. New York, NY: Routledge.

Jo, Suyeon & Tina Nabatchi. (2018). Case Study: Coproducing Recommendations to Reduce Diagnostic Error. In T. Brandsen, T. Steen, & B. Verschuere (eds.), Co-Production and Co-Creation: Engaging Citizens in Public Services, 161-163. New York, NY: Routledge.

Nabatchi, Tina & Suyeon Jo. (2018). The Future of Public Participation: Better Designs, Better Relations. In L. Kriesberg & C. Gerard (eds.), Conflict and Collaboration: For Better or Worse Relations, 75-88. New York, NY: Routledge.

Nabatchi, Tina, Suyeon Jo & Matt Leighninger. (2018). Public Participation in American Public Administration. In E. Stazyk & H. G. Frederickson (eds.), The Handbook of American Public Administration. 409-426. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.

Saied Toossi and Pengju Zhang. (2018). Video Gambling Adoption and Tax Revenues: Evidence from IllinoisPublic Budgeting & Finance.

Shybalkina, I., & Bifulco, R. (2018). Does Participatory Budgeting Change the Share of Public Funding to Low Income Neighborhoods?. Public Budgeting & Finance. 

Hamersma, S., Hou, Y., Kim, Y., & Wolf, D. (2018). Business Cycles, Medicaid Generosity, and Birth OutcomesPopulation Research and Policy Review, 1-21.


Shrayana Bhattacharya, Vanita Leah Falcao, and Raghav Puri  (2017). The Public Distribution System in India: Policy Evolution and Program Delivery Trends. In The 1.5 Billion People Question: Food, Vouchers, or Cash Transfers? Harold Alderman, Ugo Gentilini, and Ruslan Yemtsov (eds). International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank pp. 43-105.

AbouAssi, Khaldoun & Suyeon Jo. (2017). Partnerships Among Lebanese Nonprofit Organizations: Assessing the Impact on Human Resource CapacityThe American Review of Public Administration. 47(6): 687-698.

Salas, Alvaro A., Luis Javier Castro, and William Nielsen. (2017). Impact investing in Central America: Ana analysis of the growth, diversity and potential of a young investment strategy in an emerging market. In Principles and Practice of Impact Investing: A Catalytic Revolution, Vernoical Vecchi, Luciano Balbo, Mauuela Brusoni and Stefano Caselli (eds). Greenleaf Publishing, pp. 307-327.

Toossi, Saied (2017). Incentivizing healthy eating in children: An investigation of the “ripple” and “temporal” effects of a reward-based intervention. Science Direct.


Brown, William A., Fredrik O. Andersson & Suyeon Jo. (2016). Dimensions of Capacity in Nonprofit Human Service OrganizationsVOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. 27(6): 2889-2912.

Jo, Suyeon & Tina Nabatchi. (2016). Getting Back to Basics: Advancing the Study and Practice of CoproductionInternational Journal of Public Administration. 39(13): 1101-1108.

Schwegman, David & Eric Brunner (2017). The impact of Georgia’s education special purpose local option sales tax on the fiscal behavior of local school districts. National Tax Journal 70 (2), 295-328.

Smith, Jason (2016). The Motivational Effects of Mission Matching: A Lab-Experimental Test of a Moderated Mediation Model. Public Administration Review.

Tang, Tian, & Popp, David (2016). The Learning Process and Technological Change in Wind Power: Evidence from China's CDM Wind Projects. Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 35-(1): 195–222. 


Huitink, Zachary S., & David M. Van Slyke. (2015). Beyond Business as Usual: Improving Defense Acquisition through Better Buying Power.  Washington, DC:  IBM Center for the Business of Government, November, 2015.

Huitink, Zachary S., David M. Van Slyke, and Trevor L. Brown.  “Contracting in Pursuit of Public Purposes,” in James Perry and Robert Christensen (eds.).  The Handbook of Public Administration, 3E. San Francisco, CA:  Jossey-Bass, February 2015. 

Straus, J. R., Ginsberg, W. R., Mullan, A., & Petruzzelli, J. D. (2015). Restricting Membership: Assessing Agency Compliance and the Effects of Banning Federal Lobbyists from Executive Branch Advisory Committee Service. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 45 (2), 310-334.


Bezboruah, Karabi, Paulson, Darla, Smith, Jason (2014). Management attitudes and technology adoption in long-term care facilities. Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 28 Iss: 3, 344 - 365.

Mergel, Ines, Bretschneider, Stuart, Louis, Claudia, Smith, Jason (2014). The Challenges of Adopting Private Sector Business Innovations in the Federal Government, in: HICSS '14 Proceedings of the 2014 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, pp. 2073-2082.


Vij, Nidhi. (2013). Empowering the Marginalized: Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in India. Human Affairs, Vol.23, Issue 1, 2013 (91-104).


Dai, Y., & Tang, Tian (2012). A Framework for Regulation Post-Evaluation in China Based on Policy Evaluation Theory. China Public Administration Review, 2012(1). 

O’Leary, Rosemary &  Vij, Nidhi (2012).  Collaborative Public Management : Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?  American Review of Public Administration.


Vij, Nidhi (2011). Collaborative Governance: Analysing Social Audits in MGNREGA in India. IDS Bulletin, 42(6): 28-34.

Wolf, Douglas, Lee, Ron, Miller, Timothy, Donehower, Gretchen & Genest, Alexandre (2011). Fiscal Externalities of Becoming a Parent. Population and Development Review.