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UMD Experts Available to Comment on the Potential Government Shutdown


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Stephanie S. Cordle

COLLEGE PARK, Md.-- Are you a journalist seeking fresh perspectives and expert insights on the potential government shutdown? Our faculty experts at the University of Maryland are delving into this issue from various angles, offering their takes on its historical context and political consequences. Get in touch with our experts to bring depth and nuance to your coverage of the government shutdown.

(Contact for more information or for help setting up an interview.)

  • Philip Joyce conducts research on public budgeting, performance measurement, and intergovernmental relations. He is the author of The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking (Georgetown University Press, 2011), and coauthor of two books—Government Performance: Why Management Matters (Johns Hopkins, 2003) and Public Budgeting Systems, 9th Edition (Jones and Bartlett, 2013).

    View Dr. Joyce's recent Q & A: When the Government Shuts Down, Who Pays?

  • Breanna Gray explores matters that address congressional procedure, congressional rulemaking, the process of enacting legislation, political polarization, bipartisanship, and socioeconomic and racial inequality.

  • David Karol studies parties, interest groups, political institutions and American political development. His current research concerns the role of elite opinion in American politics, showing how it produces durable policy disagreements between congresses and presidents regardless of which party controls these institutions. In his book, Party Position Change in American Politics: Coalition Management (Cambridge University Press, 2009), Karol explains key aspects of party position change: the speed of shifts, the stability of new positions, and the extent to which change occurs via adaptation by incumbents.

  • Michael Faulkender explores the political and economic implications of a government shutdown 

  • David Kass draws from his 26 years of experience as a former senior economist for the federal government to understand the implications for markets, investors and the economy more broadly.

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