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Selected Articles discussing scholarship extensively

Reihan Salam, The National Implications of Oklahoma’s GOP Primary, The National Review, August 30, 2018 (discussing Schleicher’s work on second order elections in state legislatures)

Patrick Sisson, The housing crisis isn’t just about affordability—it’s about economic mobility, too, Curbed, April 14, 2018 (extensively discussions Schleicher’s Yale Law Journal piece, Stuck!)

Reihan Salam, A Single Solution for New York's Two Biggest Problems, The Atlantic, April 11, 2018 (discussing Scheicher’s ideas about land use reform)

Liz Farmer, In World's Most Expensive City for Building, an Attempt to Lower Costs, Governing Magazine, March 7, 2018 (discussing Schleicher’s work on subway construction costs)

Jennifer Rubin, Getting America on the move requires Americans to move, Washington Post, Jan. 25, 2018 (discussing Schleicher’s work on declining mobility).

James Pethokokis, Richochet Podcast, Jan. 24, 2018 (Schleicher is a guest discussing his work on declining interstate mobility)

James Pethokoukis, The dire consequences of declining mobility: A long-read Q&A with David Schleicher, American Enterprise Institute, Jan. 25, 2018

Free exchange: Why driverless cars may mean jams tomorrow, The Economist, Jan. 19, 2018 (discussing Schleicher’s work on regulation of the sharing economy and driverless cars)

Steven Goldstein, Should Mayoral, Council Candidates Have To Declare A Party Affiliation? KJZZ Phoenix, Dec. 29, 2017 (an interview on nonpartisan municipal elections)

Brian Rosenthal, The Most Expensive Mile of Subway Track on Earth, N.Y. Times, Dec. 28, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work and quoting him on the cost of building subways in the United States)

Emily Badger, What Happened to the American Boomtown?, New York Times, Dec. 6, 2017 (discussing at length Schleicher’s recent piece in the Yale Law Journal on declining mobility and boomtowns in the U.S

Ilya Somin, The Left Reconsiders Zoning, The Washington Post, Nov. 21, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on zoning)

Brink Lindsay and Steve Teles, How the State Can Make Inequality Worse, The Nation, Nov. 21, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on zoning)

Henry Grabar, What Texas Can Teach Democrats About Defending Sanctuary Cities, Slate, Nov. 9, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on state elections)

Yahoo! All Markets Summit, The Sharing Economy, Oct. 25, 2017 (a panel discussion the future of the sharing economy)

Globalisation has marginalised many regions in the rich world, The Economist, Oct. 21, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on migration and inter-regional inequality

Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg, Struggling Americans Once Sought Greener Pastures—Now They’re Stuck, Wall St. Journal, Aug. 2, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s recent piece in the Yale Law Journal about declining mobility)

National Constitution Center Podcast with Jeffrey Rosen, Should the 17th Amendment Be Repealed, July 13, 2017

David Beckworth, Episode 58, Macro Musings Podcast, May 19, 2017 (having Schleicher on to discuss his paper Stuck: The Law and Economic Implications of Residential Stability)

Matthew Yglesias, If you really respect Trump voters, tell them the truth, Vox, April 24, 2017 (citing Schleicher’s work on the causes and implications of declining interstate mobility)

Richard Florida, Anatomy of a YIMBY, Atlantic: City Lab, February 10, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on the economic consequences of restricting housing construction in hot job markets)

Alon Levy, Why We Can’t Have Nice Things, American Interest, February 8, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on the high construction costs for subway projects in the United States)

Staying Put: Why No One is Moving Right Now, On Point, NPR/WBUR, February 8, 2017 (featuring Schleicher discussing his work on interstate mobility)

Richard Florida, America The Stuck, Atlantic: City Lab, February 2, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on the policy causes and implications of increasing residential stability)

Reihan Salam, Make HUD Great Again, Slate, Jan 12, 2017 (discussing Schleicher’s work on America’s stick internal labor market and potential policy fixes to encourage interstate migration)

James Surowiecki, Where the Second Avenue Subway Went Wrong, The New Yorker, January 17, 2017 (citing Schleicher’s work on the high costs of constructing subways in the United States and in New York City in particular)

Vincent Barone, Second Avenue subway cost concerns transit experts, AM New York, October 21, 2016 (quoting Schleicher and citing his work on the explanations for the high costs of building subways in New York City)

Subtract and divide: Both economic hardship and racial divisions fuel support for Donald Trump, The Economist, October 18, 2016 (citing Schleicher’s work on the common roots of European and American nationalist populism)

Ilya Somin, Moving Vans More Powerful than Ballot Boxes, USA Today, September 20, 2016 (Citing Schleicher’s work on the effect of law on declining interstate mobility)

Editorial: Breaking the battle lines over housing,  Daily Camera, Wednesday, May 18, 2016 (discussing Schleicher’s idea for Tax Increment Local Transfers)

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Are Prosecutors the Key to Justice Reform? , The Atlantic, April 16, 2016 (discussing Schleicher’s work on local elections)

Sometimes a Nimby Is Just a Nimby, Bloomberg View, May 5, 2016 (discussing Schleicher's work on tax increment local transfers)

Terms of enlargement: Clever reforms can reduce the power of NIMBYs and cut housing costs, The Economist, April 16, 2016 (discussing Schleicher's work on tax increment local transfers)

Matthew Yglesias, This San Francisco council member has a clever idea to address the coastal housing shortage, Vox, April 14, 2016 (discussing Schleicher's work on growth machine cities)

Justin Fox, Why U.S. Infrastructure Costs So Much, Bloomberg View, April 8, 2016 (discussing Schleicher's work comparing costs of rail projects)

Benjamin Wallace-Wells, How Old Is Donald Trump?, The New Yorker, January 11, 2016 (using Schleicher’s work on comparative election law and public opinion to analyze rise of Donald Trump)

Reihan Salam, Throwing Infrastructure Money Down a Red-Tape Rathole, National Review, September 2, 2015 (discussing Schleicher’s work on why it costs more to build subways in the United States than elsewhere in the world)

Steven M. Teles, The Scourge of Upward Redistribution, National Affairs, Fall 2015 (suggesting Schleicher’s work on land use reform is a potential solution to excessive zoning regulations that limit growth and redistribute income to rich homeowners)

Matthew Yglesias, If you want to understand Donald Trump, look to the success of the European far-right, Vox, August 25, 2015 (using Schleicher’s work on comparative election law and the relative openness of the American political parties to explain political success of Donald Trump)

Jacob Gershman, New Law School Courses Explore Nietzsche, Guns and Bible, The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, July 31, 2015 (discussing Schleicher’s course on state and local budget crises)

Brink Linsdey, Low-Hanging Fruit Guarded by Dragons: Reforming Regressive Regulation to Boost U.S. Economic Growth, Cato, June 22, 2015 (advocating Schleicher's zoning budget and TILTs proposals as tools to relax excessive zoning restrictions and increase economic growth rates)

Aaron Renn, Why Are Transit Construction Costs So High?, Urbanophile: City Journal, June 22, 2015 (an interview about Schleicher's work on the cost of constructing subways and light rail)

Michael Hendrix and Andrew Evans, An Urban Agenda for the Right, National Affairs, Summer 2015 (advocating use of zoning budgets in big cities)

Edgar Sigler, Uber y ‘compañía’ ayudan a combatir a los grupos de poder locales: studio, El Financiero, June 11, 2015 (discussing Schleicher's work on the sharing economy)

John Michael McGrath, How the rise of the sharing economy is changing Ontario cities, TV Ontario, Feb. 24, 2015 (discussing a series of Schleicher's proposals for sharing economy regulation)

Brandi Lupo, Should Local Governments Support the Sharing Economy?, UPenn Reg Blog, Feb 12, 2015 (discussing Schleicher's work on subsidies to support to sharing economy firms)

Matthew Yglesias, Why more partisanship can cure what ails American politics, Vox, Nov. 3, 2014 (discussing Schleicher's work on local elections)

Reihan Salam, The Coming Private Transport Revolution, National Review, August 7, 2014 (discussing Schleicher's proposals for regulating the sharing economy)

Reihan Salam, Development Restrictions Are About More Than the Poor Door, National Review, July 31, 2014 (discussing Schleicher's TILTs proposal, and noting “The rising visibility of the issue might, at the margin, help weaken the political case for development restrictions, though I still tend to think that Schleicher-style bribery is the more reliable way to go.”)

Leon Neyfakh, 2014: A Reference Guide: Black Republicans, liberal high-rises, late-night irony, expired food, and what else we’ll be talking about this year, Boston Globe, Jan. 5, 2014 (citing Schleicher's work as central to the case for increased urban density as a progressive issue)

Amanda Terkel, ALEC Floats Legislation Chipping Away at the 17th Amendment, Huffington Post, November 15, 2013 (quoting Schleicher and discussing his work on the 17th Amendment)

Reihan Salam, Instead of a divorce, the GOP needs primary reform, Reuters, October 18, 2013 (discussing Schleicher's work with Chris Elmendorf on voter ignorance in primary elections and touting a reform proposal from their work)

Brandon Fuller, A More Affordable New York: The city can ease sky-high housing costs by increasing supply, City Journal, October 2013 (touting Schleicher's proposals for “zoning budgets” and “tax increment local transfers” as a solution to New York City’s affordable housing crisis)

Reihan Salam, In New York, the rent doesn’t have to be ‘too damn high’, Reuters, August 23, 2013 (a long interview with Schleicher discussing his zoning procedure reform ideas and arguing that Mayoral candidates should “beat a path to Schleicher’s door.”)

Discussed further, among other places, on Andrew Sullivan’s Blog

Ted Nesi, RI needs more competitive elections, law professor suggests, WPRI12 Blog, June 22, 2013 (discussing Schleicher's piece, I Would But I Need the Eggs)

Matt Yglesias, Why Cities Are So Poorly Governed, Slate, July 19, 2013 (“American cities across the board suffer from a lack of partisan competition that undermines democratic accountability. My view of this is heavily based on the work of George Mason University's David Schleicher, and I really encourage you to look at his research for a long version of the story.”)

Reihan Salam, Urban Bauble Chasing, The National Review, June 7, 2013 (“This is why I think David Schleicher is the most important thinker we have on the subject of local government.”)

Matthew Yglesias, Own Your Neighborhood, Slate June 5, 2013 (discussing Schleicher's work on land use procedure and local politics)

Felix Salmon, Why America’s population density is falling, Reuters, May 4, 2013 (“In the US as a whole, population-weighted population density fell by 16 people per square mile between 2000 and 2010, while in metropolitan areas it fell by an enormous 405 people per square mile. What could be going on? The best answer, I think, comes from David Schleicher, a George Mason professor who’s an expert on the political economy of urban areas.”)

Reihan Salam, Can our mayoral candidates tackle the most urgent city issues?, Reuters, April 15, 2013 (discussing Schleicher's work on local elections at length)

Reed Richardson, The Low Spark of Well-Heeled Boys: How Citizens United Undermines the Press and Democracy, The Nation, July 20, 2012 (discussing Schleicher's work on voter ignorance in state and local elections)

Lydia DePillis, Towards a New Alignment of D.C. Politics?, Washington City Paper, May 25, 2012 (discussing Schleicher's work on local elections and zoning in the context of D.C. local politics)

Ryan Avent, Too Hot for Jobs, The Economist: Free Exchange, May 19, 2012 (discussing Schleicher's work on the politics of zoning)

John Mangin, Get Your Government Hands Off My Land Use Regulations, Washington Monthly, Ten Miles Square Blog, March 13, 2012 (“Law professors Roderick Hills and David Schleicher, consistently two of the most interesting writers on land use issues, have proposed a 'zoning budget' to alter the NIMBY dynamics typical of citywide efforts to increase density.”)

Matthew Yglesias, The Elusive Quest For Solutions, Slate, March 8, 2012 (discussing Schleicher's City Unplanning piece)

Mark Bergen, The Stagnant City: How Urban Politics Are Stalling Growth and Pushing Rents Up, Forbes, March 5, 2012 (Part one of a long two-part interview discussing Schleicher's City Unplanning article)

Discussed in Planetizen, the leading City Planning blog, Are Municipal Politics to Blame for the Rise in Rents?

Mark Bergen, Why a City Needs a NAFTA and a Nader, March 6, 2012 (Part 2 of the interview)

Matthew Yglesias, The Politics of Underbuilding, Slate, Feb. 8 2012 (“David Schleicher has a neat paper situating this in a broader account of urban governance”)

Ryan Avent, Who do I have to bribe?, The Economist: Free Exchange, Feb 14th 2012 (discussing and endorsing the policy proposals in Schleicher's City Unplanning piece)

Reihan Salam, A Few Thoughts on Sorting and Agglomeration, National Review, August 24, 2012 (discussing Schleicher's “brilliant” piece The City as a Law and Economic Subject)

Reihan Salam, More Thoughts on Growth and Taxes, National Review, May 16, 2011 (discussing Schleicher's “fascinating paper on The City as a Law and Economic Subject.”)

Matthew Yglesias, Balancing the Zoning Budget, Think Progress, April 27, 2011 (In re: Schleicher's Zoning Budgets Paper – “That sounds about right.”)

Aaron Rutkoff, Will Nonpartisan Elections Make for Dumber Voters?, Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2010, (discussing Schleicher's work on voter ignorance)

Josh Goodman, City Council Races: Where is the Competition, Governing Magazine, April 29, 2008 (discussing Schleicher's work on city council elections)

Matthew Yglesias, Locally Uncompetitive, The Atlantic, May 4, 2008 (discussing Schleicher's work on city council elections)

Felix Salmon, Why Local Government is Unrepresentative and Uncreative, May 1, 2008, Portfolio Magazine (discussing Schleicher's work on city council elections)

This list does not include discussions of Schleicher's work in blogs or other online media not tied to print magazines, including Elevation Media, True Slate, Market Urbanism, Room8 Blog, The Austin Contrarian, and many others.

Selected Articles in which Professor Schleicher is quoted

Claire Bushey, Chicago Aldermen are More Powerful Than You Think, Chicago Business, Jan 30 2019 (discussing Schleicher’s work on aldermanic privilege)

Emile Munson, Elections could decide future of Connecticut’s cities, CT Post, October 27, 2018 (Schleicher discussing fiscal condition of Connecticut cities)

Barnet Sherman, What 'Adult Entertainment,' Puerto Rico And Chapter 9 Bankruptcy Have In Common, Forbes, Sept. 6, 2018 (discussing Schleicher’s work on municipal bankruptcy)

Margaret Newkirk, The Wealthy Atlanta Suburb Fighting to Secede From Its City, June 21, 2018 (Schleicher discusses bond market effects of local secession)

The market for driverless cars will head towards monopoly, The Economist, June 7th 2018 (discussing Schleicher’s work on the sharing economy)

John S. Kiernan, States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI, Wallet Hub, March 26, 2019

Matthew Ormseth, Voting Booth To The Mailbox: Malloy Pushes For Electoral Reform, Hartford Courant, Feb 7, 2018  (quoting Schleicher on effect of proposed electoral reforms)

Sam Levine, Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say, Huffington Post, Nov. 22, 2017 (quoting Schleicher on the qualifications of President Trump’s nominee to oversee the Census)

Brittany Jones-Cooper, How Airbnb and Uber are redistributing wealth in America, Yahoo! Finance, Oct. 25, 2017 (quoting Schleicher on the future of the sharing economy)

Patrick Sisson, America’s declining mobility has millennials feeling stuck, Curbed, May 19, 2017 (quoting Schleicher and discussing his work on the causes of decreasing interstate mobility)

In Detroit, the end of blight is in sight, The Economist, Sept. 17, 2017 (quoting Schleicher on blight and the cost of knocking down old buildings in Detroit)

Erin Fuchs, A legal fight over New York City dog-sitters highlights a bigger problem in America, Yahoo Finance, July 25, 2017 (quoting Schleicher on the regulation of the sharing economy)

Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Are Prosecutors the Key to Justice Reform?, The Atlantic, May 18, 2016 (quoting Schleicher about whether crime rates have an effect on district attorney elections)

Dana Rubinstein, Where the transit-build costs are unbelievable, PoliticoNY, March 31, 2015

Dante Ramon, It takes a ‘millennial’ village to get cheap housing in Boston, Boston Globe, March 24, 2015 (quoting Schleicher about history of rooming houses)

Elias Isquith, ALEC considering law to weaken 17th Amendment, Nov. 15, 2013

Jon Geeting, Forget Dems and Repubs, Let’s Organize City Politics Around Actual City Issues, Next City, August 27, 2013

Matthew Yglesias, How to Save Detroit, Slate, July 23, 2013

Alex Keefe, Pregnancy tests? Pigeon poo? What Chicago aldermen really do, WBEZ 91.5 Chicago Public Media, June 11, 2013

Richard Florida, Lower State Income Tax Does Not Spur Economic Development, The Atlantic: Cities, May 13, 2013

Jeff Branscome, Spotsylvania hopes to settle tax dispute with Kohl’s, Fredricksburg Free-Lance Star, February 24, 2013

Hal Dardick, Aldermanic privilege rule reaches back to 19th century, Chicago Tribune, January 17, 2013

Leon Neyfekh, How To Fix America From Below, Boston Globe, October 7, 2012

Jim Nitzel, Who Gives A Crap?, Tuscon Weekly, June 25, 2009

James Surowiecki, Do We Have to Save G.M. Because We Let Lehman Fail?, The New Yorker: Balance Sheet, November 2008

Felix Salmon, How the Lehman Bailout Increased Moral Hazard, Portfolio Magazine, October 24, 2008

Felix Salmon, The Urbanist Party, Poder Magazine, June 2008


Selected popular writing

High Costs May Explain Crumbling Support for US Infrastructure, Urban Institute, March 21, 2015 (with Tracy Gordon)

State’s Wrongs: Conservatives’ illogical, inconsistent effort to repeal the 17th Amendment, Slate, Feb. 27, 2014

Six Questions for Defenders of DC’s Height Limit, The Atlantic: Cities, Nov 27, 2012

All Politics is National: How state and local elections fail us, and what we can do about it, The Atlantic, July 13, 2012

Making Democracy Work in San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle, February 28, 2010

Schleicher has also blogged at Balkanization, the Election Law Blog, The London School of Economics British Politics and Policy Blog, Prawfsblawg, and the Volokh Conspiracy.