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Miranda Yaver


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Tufts University
Dept. of Political Science
Packard Hall
Medford, MA 02155

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Expertise
American politics, Public Law

Education
Ph.D. in Political Science (American Politics and Quantitative Methodology), Columbia University, 2015

Biography
Miranda Yaver's research focuses on inter-branch conflict in American lawmaking and public policy implementation. Her research has been published in the Journal of Law, Economics & Organization and the American Journal of Political Science. Her dissertation, When Do Agencies Have Agency: Bureaucratic Noncompliance and Dynamic Lawmaking in United States Statutory Law, 1973-2010, was a book-length manuscript that evaluates the conditions under which administrative agencies expand their regulatory latitude, and the extent to which Congress controls well bureaucratic behavior in environmental policy implementation. She has also conducted empirical research on judicial politics, state policy implementation, as well as a study on reproductive health policy that she summarized for a post in The Washington Post's Monkey Cage. Her additional writings on health policy have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Public Seminar, and The Conversation. She has taught courses on American politics, public law, and research methodology. Prior to coming to Tufts University, she was a Lecturer in Political Science at Yale University and a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.