Justin Phillips


Affiliations and Contact Information

Areas of Interest and Expertise


  • He studies American politics and political economy with a focus on state and urban politics. He has published articles in the American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, and Urban Studies. His current research analyzes the effects of interjurisdictional competition, electoral outcomes, direct democracy, and budgetary institutions on state tax policy.

Applied Statistics Center Projects

Principal Investigator

  • Public Opinion and Policy Responsiveness: Gay Rights in the States
  • How do we estimate public opinion in the states?