Research Programs

LocalGov Lab’s research program is organized around four conceptual frameworks: Institutional Collective Action, The Political Market, Transaction Cost Federalism, Policy Tool Bundling.  These theoretical frameworks provide unifying themes that connect the diverse research studies carried out through the lab.  The menu to the left links to an overview of each framework, descriptions on ongoing research programs within the theme and links to articles and dissertation research applying the framework.The lab has also been awarded a series of research grants to support these research programs.