Charles J. Finocchiaro

Associate Professor
Department of Political Science

::Recent Papers::

The Political Geography of Distributive Politics (with A. Clemens & M. Crespin)

Making Washington Work: The Effects of Institutions, Electoral Competition and Political Experience on Legislative Entrepreneurship (with S. MacKenzie)

Congress and the President in Times of War (S. Schorpp)

Distributive Politics, the Electoral Connection, and the Antebellum U.S. Congress: The Case of Military Service Pensions (with J. Jenkins)

::Recent Publications::

Responsiveness and Electoral Accountability in the U.S. Senate (with B. Kassow) American Politics Research

The Political Geography of Distributive Politics (with A. Clemens & M. Crespin) Legislative Studies Quarterly

Elections and the Politics of Pork in the U.S. Senate (with M. Crespin) Social Science Quarterly

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::Spring 2015 Teaching::

POLI 763: Legislative Politics
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Charles J. Finocchiaro is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina. His research and teaching interests cover the fields of American politics and research methodology, with a particular focus on American political institutions (especially the U.S. Congress) and congressional elections.

Professor Finocchiaro earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University, where he was a Fellow in the Political Institutions and Public Choice Program.

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