Legal Consulting and Research

“Race and Citizenship in Meacham Park,” In Re: Kevin Johnson, A Report to the Death Penalty Litigation Clinic, Kansas City MO  (survey of neighborhood conditions in petitioner’s neighborhood), 58 pages, 1 figures, 14 maps (April 2016).

“North St. Louis Neighborhood Analysis,” In re Franklin Davis, A Report to Office of Capital & Forensic Writs, Austin, TX (survey of neighborhood conditions in petitioner’s neighborhood), 78 pages, 2 figures, 40 maps (March 2016).

“Segregation and Uneven Development in Greater St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the Ferguson-Florissant School District,” Expert Report submitted on behalf of plaintiffs in Missouri State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Redditt Hudson, F. Willis Johnson, and Doris Bailey v. Ferguson-Florissant School District and St. Louis County Board of Elections Commissioners, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, Civ. No. 14-2077 (2015).

“Brief of Health Care Policy History Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners,” King v Burwell, US Supreme Court 14-114 (2015) (just signatory).

“Brief of Health Care Policy History Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Petitioners,” USDHS v Florida, US Supreme Court 11-398 (2011) (just signatory).

“North St. Louis Neighborhood Analysis,” A Report to Capital Habeas Unit Federal Community Defender Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, BILLIE ALLEN v UNITED STATES OF AMERICA (survey of neighborhood conditions in petitioner’s neighborhood), 79 pages, 3 figures, 41 maps (2010).

“Brief Amici Curiae of Twelve University Professors and the Center for a New Democracy” New Party v. Timmons [Supreme Court case deciding validity of state prohibitions on electoral fusion or multi-party nomination] August 1996“ (author and co-signor)

Policy Research

(with Matt Glasson and Emily Schott) Giving Iowa Workers the Cold Shoulder: Shifting the Risk Under Iowa’s Workers’ Compensation Law (Iowa Policy Project, 2018)

The State of Working Iowa, 2018 (Iowa Policy Project)

Stolen Chances: Precarious Work and Wage Theft in Iowa (Iowa Policy Project, March 2015)

The State of Working Iowa, 2014 (Iowa Policy Project, September 2014)

Keep High Quality in High Quality Jobs (Iowa Policy Project Backgrounder, February 2014)

The Rich Get Richer: Top Incomes in Iowa, 1917-2011 (Iowa Policy Project, February 2014)

Iowa follows U.S. patterns on loss of employer-sponsored coverage (Iowa Policy Project, November 2013)

Counting Jobs: A Primer (Iowa Policy Project, November 2013)

The State of Working Iowa, 2013 (Iowa Policy Project, September 2013)

The State of Working Iowa, 2012 (Iowa Policy Project, December 2012) (with Robin Clark-Bennett, Jen Sherer, and Matthew Glasson),

Wage Theft in Iowa (Iowa Policy Project, August 2012) (with Andrew Cannon, Peter Fisher, and Noga O’Connor), 

Fending for Themselves: Nonstandard Workers, Health Insurance Coverage and the Labor Market (Iowa Policy Project, October 2011), Department of Labor funded study, 59pp.

(with Noga O’Connor), The State of Working Iowa, 2011 (Iowa Policy Project, September 2011), 25pp.

Not Your Father’s Health Insurance: Discount Medical Plans and the American Health Crisis (Iowa Policy Project, December 2010); Department of Labor funded study, 15pp. (with Christine Ralston) 

The State of Working Iowa, 2009 (Iowa Policy Project, 2009) (with Christine Ralston)

Wage and Benefit Standards: An Analysis of Proposed Changes to the Iowa Values Fund (Iowa Policy Project, 2009), 14pp.

(with Beth Pearson), Young Workers and the Iowa Economy (Iowa Policy Project, 2008), 8pp.

(with Beth Pearson), Women, Work, and Iowa Economy (Iowa Policy Project, 2008), 13pp.

(with Beth Pearson), The State of Working Iowa, 2008 (Iowa Policy Project, 2008), 12pp

EZ Money: Assessing Iowa’s Enterprise Zone Program (Iowa Policy Project, 2008), 18pp (with Elaine Ditsler and Jevon Europe), 

The State of Working Iowa, 2007 (Iowa Policy Project, 2007), 32pp

Prescriptions and Placebos: Health Reform in Iowa (Iowa Policy Project, 2006), 28pp.

(with Elaine Ditsler), No Picnic: The State of Working Iowa: 2006 (Iowa Policy Project, 2006), 10pp

(with Peter Fisher, David West, and Elaine Ditsler), Nonstandard Jobs, Substandard Benefits (Iowa Policy Project, 2005), 52pp

(with Elaine Ditsler and Peter Fisher), On the Fringe: The Substandard Benefits of Workers in Part-Time, Temporary, and Contract Jobs (The Commonwealth Fund, 2005), 32pp

(with Elaine Ditsler and Peter Fisher), The State of Working Iowa, 2005 (Iowa Policy Project, 2005), 46pp

Working Blues: Labor Day in Iowa, 2004 (Iowa Policy Project, 2004), 7pp

Bending the Rules: The Promise and Practice of the Grow Iowa Values Fund (Iowa Policy Project, 2004), 18pp (with Peter Fisher) The State of Working Iowa, 2003 (Iowa Policy Project), 56pp

(with Peter Fisher) The State of Working Iowa, 2001 (Iowa Policy Project), 63pp