We specialize in analyzing policy questions that most affect urban areas, often using the Charlotte area as our research laboratory. Our Ph.D. students specialize in urban policy, social policy, economic policy, education policy, and environmental policy, just to name a few.
Areas of research: Congressional politics, U.S. elections, campaign finance
Eric S. Heberlig, Suzanne M. Leland, Mark Shields, and David Swindell. Forthcoming (May 2016). “The Disruption Costs of Post-911 Security Measures and Cities’ Bids for Presidential Nominating Conventions.” Journal of Urban Affairs.
Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson. 2014. “US House Incumbent Fundraising and Spending in a Post-Citizens United (and Post-McCutcheon) World.” Political Science Quarterly 129 (4, Winter 2014-15): 613-41. Also http://www.psqonline.org/onlinesymposium.cfm
Eric S. Heberlig and Bruce A. Larson. 2012. Congressional Parties, Institutional Ambition, and the Financing of Majority Control. University of Michigan Press. Winner of the 2014 D. B. Hardeman prize for the best book on the U.S. Congress by the LBJ Foundation.
Jeffrey H. Gillman and Eric S. Heberlig. 2011. How the Government Got in Your Backyard: Superweeds, Frankenfoods, Lawn Wars and the (Nonpartisan) Truth about Environmental Policies. Portland: Timber Press.