Jowei Chen
Jowei Chen
Associate Professor,
Department of Political Science,
University of Michigan


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Jowei Chen
Department of Political Science
University of Michigan
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505 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1045

Telephone: (917) 861-7712
Email: jowei@umich.edu
Jowei Chen
Jowei Chen

US Federal Bureaucratic Agency Ideal Points Data

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In a forthcoming article, we estimate the ideological scores of 74 US federal agencies on the Poole and Rosenthal NOMINATE Common Space scale. We use campaign contributions of bureaucratic employees as a means of estimating the ideologies of bureaucratic agencies and comparing these estimates with the ideal points of political actors in other institutions. Our method produces agency-level estimates for each presidential term from Clinton I (1993-1996) to Obama I (2009-2012).

Data Citation:


Download Agency-Level Ideal Point Estimates (Excel CSV data file):


Variables:
agency: Agency Name
agency2: Alternate Agency Name
OPMname: Standardized Agency Name in Office of Personnel Management's Central Personnel Data File
OPMcode: Standardized 2/4-Character Agency Code in Office of Personnel Management's Central Personnel Data File
clinton1: Agency's Estimated Common Space Score During 1st Clinton Term (1993-1996)
clinton2: Agency's Estimated Common Space Score During 2nd Clinton Term (1997-2000)
gwb1: Agency's Estimated Common Space Score During 1st George W. Bush Term (2001-2004)
gwb2: Agency's Estimated Common Space Score During 2nd George W. Bush Term (2005-2008)
obama: Agency's Estimated Common Space Score During 1st Obama Term (2009-2012)

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