Selected Reports, Commentary and Publications

Partnership for Public Service Reports

The changing nature of government service

Survey Reports

David E. Lewis and Mark D. Richardson, “Personnel System Under Stress: Results of the Survey on the Future of Government Service,” Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University (2017). [Press Release] [Report] [Executive Summary]

Paul A. Volcker, The Changing Nature of Government Service: A Woodrow Wilson School Task Force Final Report. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University (2009).  [Press Release] [Report]

Academic Publications

David E. Lewis, Mark D. Richardson, and Eric Rosenthal, “OMB in its Management Role: Evidence from Surveys of Federal Executives,” in Meenekshi Bose and Andrew Rudalevige, eds., Prioritizing Presidential Policies: How Does the Office of Management and Budget Influence Executive Policy Making? (Washington, DC: Brookings, forthcoming).

Mark D. Richardson, “Politicization and Expertise: Exit, Effort, and Investment,” Journal of Politics 81(3):878-91 (2019).

David E. Lewis, “Deconstructing the Administrative State,” Journal of Politics 81(3):767-89 (2019).

Kathleen Doherty, Scott Limbocker, and David E. Lewis, “Executive Control and Turnover in the Senior Executive Service,” Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory 29(2):159-74 (2018).

Mark D. Richardson, Joshua D. Clinton, and David E. Lewis, “Elite Perceptions of Agency Ideology and Workforce Skill,” Journal of Politics 80(1):303-7 (2018).

Gary E. Hollibaugh, Jr., Gabe Horton, and David E. Lewis, “Presidents and Patronage,” American Journal of Political Science 58(4):1024-1042 (2014).

John Hudak, Presidential Pork: White House Influence over the Distribution of Federal Grants (Washington, DC: Brookings, 2014).

Joshua D. Clinton, David E. Lewis, Jennifer L. Selin, “Influencing the Bureaucracy: The Irony of Congressional Oversight,” American Journal of Political Science 58(2):387-401 (2014).

Stephane Lavertu, David E. Lewis, and Donald P. Moynihan, “Government Reform, Political Ideology, and Administrative Burden: The Case of Performance Management in the Bush Administration,” Public Administration Review 73(6):845-857 (2013).

Anthony M. Bertelli and David E. Lewis, “Policy Influence, Agency-Specific Expertise, and Exit in the Federal Service,” Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory 23(2):223-245 (2013).

Nick Gallo and David E. Lewis, “The Consequences of Presidential Patronage for Agency Performance,” Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory. 22(2): 219-243 (2012). J

Joshua D. Clinton, Anthony M. Bertelli, Christian Grose, David E. Lewis, Donald C. Nixon, “Separated Powers in the United States.” American Journal of Political Science 56(2):341-54 (2012).

David E. Lewis, “Policy Durability and Agency Design,” in Jeffery A. Jenkins and Eric Patashnik, eds., Living Legislation: Political Development and Contemporary American Politics (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).

David E. Lewis, “Presidential Politicization of the Executive Branch in the United States,” in Martin Lodge and Kai Wegrich, eds. Executive Politics in Times of Crisis (Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).

David E. Lewis, The Politics of Presidential Appointments: Political Control and Bureaucratic Performance (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2008).

Paul S. Oh and David E. Lewis “Management and Leadership Performance in the Defense Department: Evidence from Surveys of Federal Employees.” Armed Forces and Society 34(4): 639-661 (2008).