Hijacking the Agenda
Economic Power and Political Influence. New York. Russell Sage Foundation. 2021. With Chris Witko, Nate Kelly, and Jana Morgan.
“To know who governs, we must know who controls the governing agenda. In this innovative book, four top political scientists show that the congressional agenda is disproportionately shaped by economic elites and the politicians most friendly to and funded by them. Combining sophisticated quantitative analysis and compelling case studies, Hijacking the Agenda sets a new standard for research on inequality and American democracy—and sounds a loud warning that all scholars and citizens should hear.”
—JACOB HACKER, Stanley Resor Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Mass Incarceration and the Judicial System
Enns, Peter K., Youngmin Yi, Megan Comfort, Alyssa Goldman, Hedwig Lee, Christopher Muller, Sara Wakefield, Emily A. Wang, and Christopher Wildeman. 2019. “What Percentage of Americans Have Ever Had a Family Member Incarcerated? Evidence from the Family History of Incarceration Survey (FamHIS).” Socius. Vol.5: 1-45. [Socius] [PDF]
Enns, Peter K. 2016. Incarceration Nation: How the United States Became the Most Punitive Democracy in the World. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Inequality and Representation
Schuldt, Jonathon P., Adam R. Pearson, Neil A. Lewis, Jr., Ashley Jardina, and Peter K. Enns. 2022. “Inequality and Misperceptions of Group Concerns Threaten the Integrity and Societal Impact of Science.” The ANNALS of the American Academic of Political and Social Science. 700(1): 195-207. [AAPSS]
- Featured in the Cornell Chronicle.
Enns, Peter K., Nate Kelly, Jana Morgan, Thomas Volscho, and Chris Witko. 2014. “Conditional Status Quo Bias and Top Income Shares: How U.S. Political Institutions Have Benefited the Rich.“ Journal of Politics. 76(2): 1-15. [PDF] [JOP]
Kelly, Nathan J. and Peter K. Enns. 2010. “Inequality and the Dynamics of Public Opinion: The Self-Reinforcing Link Between Economic Inequality and Mass Preferences.” The American Journal of Political Science 54(4): 855-870. [PDF] [AJPS]
Public Opinion and Political Behavior
Schuldt, Jonathon P., Peter K. Enns, and Victoria Cavaliere. 2017. “Does the label really matter? Evidence that the US public continues to doubt `global warming’ more than `climate change.'” Climatic Change. 143(1-2): 271-280. [CC] [PDF]
Enns, Peter K. and Jonathon P. Schuldt. 2016. “Did Moderates Help Elect Trump?” New York Times. Nov. 16.
Enns, Peter K. and Jonathon P. Schuldt. 2016. “Are There Really Hidden Trump Voters?” New York Times. Nov. 7.
Time Series Analysis
Enns, Peter K., Nathan J. Kelly, Takaaki Masaki, and Patrick C. Wohlfarth. 2016. “Don’t Jettison the General Error Correction Model Just Yet: A Practical Guide to Avoiding Spurious Regression with the GECM.” Research and Politics 3(2):1-16. [PDF] [R&P]
- Enns, Peter K. and Christopher J. Anderson. “The American Voter Goes Shopping: Presidential Elections and the Micro-Foundations of Partisan Consumption.”
Enns, Peter K. “The Micro Foundations of Presidential Approval.”
- Winner of the Best Paper Award, for the best paper on elections, public opinion, and voting behavior delieverd at the 2007 APSA Annual Meeting.
Enns, Peter K., Takaaki Masaki, and Nathan J. Kelly “Time Series Analysis and Spurious Regression: An Error Correction.”
- Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southern Political Science Association, New Orleans, LA. 2014.