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Micheal W. Giles
Emory University
34Publications
17H-index
1,251Citations
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#1Joshua A Strayhorn (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 1
#2Clifford J. Carrubba (Emory University)H-Index: 20
Last.Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
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In a principal–agent relationship, how should principals budget time for oversight when oversight activity is not instantaneous? We develop a formal model of resource allocation by a principal monitoring multiple agents, where the principal faces a dynamic budgeting problem. Our model reveals a tension between the value of holding resources in reserve to maintain the threat of an audit and the direct policy gains of monitoring activity. We show that as the frequency of principal–agent confli...
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#1Micheal W. GilesH-Index: 17
#2Douglas S. GatlinH-Index: 5
Last.Everett F. CataldoH-Index: 4
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#1Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
#2Joshua A Strayhorn (CU: University of Colorado Boulder)H-Index: 1
Last.Todd C. Peppers (Roanoke College)H-Index: 4
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The caseload of the U.S. Courts of Appeals has increased dramatically while the volume of cases decided by the United States Supreme Court has declined precipitously. Thus, the Courts of Appeals have increasingly assumed an important policymaking role as the final arbiter of federal law, while simultaneously confronted with increased demand to monitor the decisions of the U.S. District Courts for error. In the present study, we exploit this dilemma to examine how courts with mandatory jurisdicti...
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#1Micheal W. GilesH-Index: 17
#2G WalkerThomasH-Index: 14
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Agenda setting has received only modest attention in studies of the judiciary. This reflects the limited control most courts exercise over the cases they hear. We analyze the influence of ideological and legal factors on the grant of en banc rehearing in the U.S. Courts of Appeals—one of the few instances of agenda control in the lower federal courts. Unlike previous research, we examine multiple decision points in the agenda-setting process. Our results indicate that the influence of attitudina...
#1Micheal W. GilesH-Index: 17
#2BlackstoneBethanyH-Index: 1
Last.ViningRichard L.JrH-Index: 1
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There is wide scholarly agreement that the frequent replacement of justices has kept the Supreme Court generally attuned to public opinion. Recent research indicates that, in addition to this indirect effect, Supreme Court justices respond directly to changes in public opinion. We explore the two causal pathways suggested to link public opinion directly to the behavior of justices and the implications of the nature and strength of these linkages for current debates concerning Supreme Court tenur...
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#1James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
#2Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
Previous research has documented how political scientists evaluate and rank scholarly journals, but the evaluation and ranking of scholarly book publishers has drawn less attention. In this article, we use data from a survey of 603 American political scientists to generate a ranking of scholarly publishers in political science. We used open-ended questions to ask respondents to identify those scholarly publishers (1) to which they would submit “a very strong book manuscript” in their area of exp...
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#1James C. Garand (LSU: Louisiana State University)H-Index: 26
#2Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
Last.Iain McLean (Nuffield College)H-Index: 25
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ABSTRACT Inthisarticlewereporttheresultsfromanewsurveyofpoliticalscientistsregard-ingtheirevaluationsofjournalsinthepoliticalsciencediscipline.UnlikepreviousresearchthathasfocusedondatafromtheUnitedStates,weconductedanInternetsurveyofpolit-icalscientistsintheUnitedStates,Canada,andtheUnitedKingdom.Wepresentdataonjournalevaluations,journalfamiliarity,andjournalimpact,bothforourentiresample( N =1,695)andseparatelyforrespondentsfromeachofthethreecountries.Wedocumenttheoverallhierarchyofscholarlyjou...
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#1Iain McLean (University of Oxford)H-Index: 25
#2André Blais (UdeM: Université de Montréal)H-Index: 50
Last.Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
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The expert survey and bibliometric methods of assessing the quality of work in political science are complementary. This project builds on previous surveys of academic political science journals conducted among US political scientists. The current wave extends the survey to political scientists in Canada and the UK. Preliminary results suggest both similarities and differences across the three countries. These results matter for policy debate in any country that is considering channelling flows ...
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#1Iain McLean (University of Oxford)H-Index: 25
#2André Blais (UdeM: Université de Montréal)H-Index: 50
Last.Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
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with A. Blais, J. C. Garand, and M. Giles, ‘Authors’ Response to Reviews’, Political Studies Review 7, 2009, 88-92
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#1Micheal W. Giles (Emory University)H-Index: 17
#2Bethany Blackstone (Emory University)H-Index: 3
Last.Richard L. Vining (UGA: University of Georgia)H-Index: 7
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There is wide scholarly agreement that the frequent replacement of justices has kept the Supreme Court generally attuned to public opinion. Recent research indicates that, in addition to this indirect effect, Supreme Court justices respond directly to changes in public opinion. We explore the two causal pathways suggested to link public opinion directly to the behavior of justices and the implications of the nature and strength of these linkages for current debates concerning Supreme Court tenur...
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