Chen, C., Heikkila, T., Weible, C. M., Yordy, J., Yi, H., Berardo, R., & Kagan, J. Policy Composition and Adoption Duration: Capturing Conflicts in the Legislative Process (2022). Policy Studies Journal. DOI:

Yi, H., Weible, C. M., Chen, C., Kagan, J., Yordy, J., Berardo, R., & Heikkila, T. (2022). Measuring Policy Conflict and Concord. Society & Natural Resources, 1-8. DOI:

Yi, H., Chen, C. A Vacancy Chain Model of Local Managers’ Career Advancement. (2021). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. DOI:

Berardo, R., Holm, F., Heikkila, T., Weible, C. M., Yi, H., Kagan, J., Chen, C., & Yordy, J. (2020). Hydraulic Fracturing and Political Conflict: News Media Coverage of Topics and Themes across Nine States. Energy Research & Social Science, 70, 101660. DOI:

Weible, C. M., Yordy, J., Heikkila, T., Yi, H., Berardo, R., Kagan, J., & Chen, C. (2020). Portraying the Structure and Evolution of Polycentricity via Policymaking Venues. International Journal of the Commons, 14(1), 680-691. DOI:

Research in Progress

Chen, C., Weible, C. M., Heikkila, T., & Kagan, J, Analyzing Policy Formulation by Comparing Proposed and Final Public Policies. [Revise & resubmit]

Chen, C., Moulton, S., Loibl, C., & Yi, H. Filling the Energy Efficiency Gap with Loss Aversion. [Working paper]

Chen, C., Loibl, C., Moulton, S., Whitmarsh, L., & Yi, H. Self-Affirmed for Energy Efficiency: Intentions and Actions to Change Behavior. [Working paper]

Chen, C. The Grammar of Fracking: Media Attention and Policy Responsiveness. [Working paper]

Kagan, J., Heikkila, T., Berardo, R., Yordy, J., Weible, C. M., Yi, H., Chen, C., & Holm, F. The Diversity of Policy Conflicts: Insights from the Oil and Gas Policy Domain. [Working paper]


Kagan, J., Berardo, R., Heikkila, T.,Weible, C. M., Yi, H., Yordy, J., & Chen, C. (2021). Perceptions of Oil and Gas Development Policies and Politics in the U.S.: 2020 Survey Report. Available at:


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