Publications and Working Papers


Schiff, Eleanor.   2020.  Bureaucracy’s Masters and Minions: The Politics of Controlling the U.S.  Bureaucracy.  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Schiff, Eleanor.  Kim Seufer, Anne Whitesell and David Lowery.  2015.  “Empirical test of Principal- Agent Theory: Lobbyists and Clients.”  Interest Groups & Advocacy  4(3) , 225–248.

Whitesell, A., Schiff, E., & Lowery, D. 2018.  Agency issues with small lobby firms: A test of  competing hypotheses. Interest Groups & Advocacy, 7(1), 82-103.

Schiff, Eleanor and Anne Whitesell.  2019.  “Women Who’ve Been Pregnant Are More Likely to Support Abortion Rights – if You Remind Them of their Pregnancies.”  The Washington Post, The Monkey Cage.  June 3, 2019.

Working Papers

Schiff, Eleanor and Dan Mallinson.  2021. “Trumping the Centers for Disease Control: A Case Study of the CDC’s Response to COVID-19 and Ebola.”

Schiff, Eleanor and Anne E. Whitesell.  2019.  “The Effects of Pregnancy on Abortion Attitudes”.  Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting.  Chicago, IL.

Schiff, Eleanor. 2016. “Using an Agent-Principal Theory to Test Who Controls the U.S. Bureaucracy.” Presented at the Midwest Political Science Association Meeting.

Schiff, Eleanor.  2016.  “Principals’ Tension: Understanding the Dynamics of K-12 Education Policy Changes.”  Presented at the American Political Science Association Meeting.  Philadelphia, PA.

Schiff, Eleanor. 2014. “Strategic Allies and Adversaries: Organized Interests’ Engagement with Bureaucratic Policy-Making.”