Program Schedule

Wednesday, June 8th
   
7:00 pm

Welcome Reception and Dinner 

 

Location:

Hampton Inn -  Capitol Suite
Thursday, June 9th
   
8:45 am

Introduction and Conference Overview 

 

Location:  

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House 
 

Presenter:

Wendy J. Schiller (Brown University)

 

   
9:00-10:20am  
Panel 1
   
 

Maximizing Congressional Control in a Separation of Powers System

 

Location:

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Timothy Nokken (Texas Tech University)
     
 
"Bicameral Agenda Control: Examining the Effects of Procedural Tools on Congressional Policy Outcomes, 1883-1937"
 

Authors:

Jamie Carson (University of Georgia)
    Anthony Madonna (University of Georgia)
   

Jason Roberts (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

 

Presenter:

Jason Roberts (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
 

Discussant:

Charles Finocchiaro (University of South Carolina)
   
 
“The “Flip-Side” of Delegation: Examining Congressional Reassertion Efforts”
 

Authors:

Justin Peck (University of Virginia) 
    Jeffrey A. Jenkins (University of Virginia) 
 

Presenter:

Justin Peck (University of Virginia)  
 

Discussant:

Timothy Nokken (Texas Tech University)
   
     
10:30-11:50am  
Panel 2
   
 

Federal Intervention in the Economy: Congress, the President, and Monetary Policy

 

Location:

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Nolan McCarty (Princeton University)
     
 
"De-Central Bank: The Politics of Selecting the Federal Reserve Banks in 1914" 
 

Authors:

Sarah Binder (George Washington University and the Brookings Institution)
    Mark Spindel (Potomac River Capitol, LLC)
 

Presenter:

Sarah Binder (George Washington University and the Brookings Institution)
 

Discussant:

Nolan McCarty (Princeton University)
   
 
"Congress and the Economy: 1790-2008"
 

Authors:

Keith Poole (University of Georgia)
    Emily Wanless (University of Georgia)
 

Presenter:

Keith Poole (University of Georgia)
 

Discussant:

Robert Van Houweling (University of California at Berkeley)
     
   
12:00-1:00pm

Lunch

 

Location:  

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House 
 

 
1:10-2:30pm
Panel 3
   
 

Party Instruments for Collective Action in Congress

 

Location:   

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Frances Lee (University of Maryland, College Park)
     
 
"Growing the Vote: Majority Party Whipping in the U.S. House, 1955-2002"
 

Author:

C. Lawrence Evans (College of William and Mary)
 

Presenter:

C. Lawrence Evans (College of William and Mary)
 

Discussant:

Eric Schickler (University of California at Berkeley)
   
 
“Senate Collective Action and the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946”
 

Authors:

Michael H. Crespin (University of Georgia)
    Anthony Madonna (University of Georgia)
    Nathaniel Ament-Stone (University of Georgia)
 

Presenter:

Michael H. Crespin (University of Georgia)
 

Discussant:

Frances Lee (University of Maryland, College Park)
     
   
2:40-4:00pm
Panel 4
   
 

19th Century Congressmen: The Ambitious and the Profit Seekers?

 

Location: 

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Gregory Wawro (Columbia University)
     
 
“Life Before Congress: Using Pre-Congressional Pathways to Assess Competing Explanations for the Modern House Career”
 

Author:

Scott Mackenzie (University of California at Davis)
 

Presenter:

Scott Mackenzie (University of California at Davis)
 

Discussant:

Gregory Wawro (Columbia University)
   
 
"Wealth Accumulation by Members of Congress, 1845-1875: Were the Civil War Years Exceptional (ly Good)?"
 

Authors:

Pablo Querubin (Harvard University)
    James Snyder (Harvard University)
 

Presenter:

James Snyder (Harvard University)
 

Discussant:

Richard Bensel (Cornell University)
   
     
4:10-5:30pm
Roundtable 1
   
 

Congress and Civil Rights: From Reconstruction, to Gender Equality, to Same-Sex Marriage

 

Location:

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Eleanor Powell (Yale University)
 

Participants:

Ira Katznelson (Columbia University)
    Kathryn Pearson (University of Minnesota)
    Jeffrey Jenkins (University of Virginia)
    Katrina Gamble (Brown University)
     
   
7:00pm

Reception and Dinner 

 

Location:

The Hope Club
 
Friday, June 10th
   
9:00-10:20am
Panel 5
   
 

Procedural Elements of Institutional Design: The Case of the United States Senate

 

Location:

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Jamie Carson (University of Georgia)
     
 
“Senate Parties and Procedural Motions”
 

Authors:

Steven S. Smith (Washington University)
    Ian Ostrander (Washington University)
    Christopher Pope (Washington University)
 

Presenter:

Steven S. Smith (Washington University)
 

Discussant:

Gregory Koger (University of Miami)
   
 
“Parliamentary Rule: The Origins, Development, and Role of the Senate Parliamentarian in the Legislative Process”
 

Author:

James Wallner (Catholic University of America and the Office of Senator Pat Toomey)
 

Presenter:

James Wallner (Catholic University of America and the Office of Senator Pat Toomey)
 

Discussant:

Jamie Carson (University of Georgia)
     
   
10:30-11:50am  
Roundtable 2
   
 

Lessons from History: The Boundaries of Party and Committee Leadership in Congress

 

Location:

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House
 

Chair:

Charles Stewart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
 

Participants:

David Mayhew (Yale University)
    Barbara Sinclair (University of California at Los Angeles)
    Linda Fowler (Dartmouth College)
    Keith Krehbiel (Stanford University)
   
     
12:00-1:00pm

Lunch 

 

Location:

Petteruti Lounge, Faunce House