Federalism in the age of COVID-19

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Federalism in the age of COVID-19

Jonathan Rodden, Richard C. Schragger, Miriam Seifter

Thursday, May 27, 2021
4:30PM - 5:30PM (EDT)
Event Details

Scholars in the fields of law and political science examine federalism in light of the ongoing government response to COVID-19. Panelists will discuss how federal, state, and local officials reacted to the challenge and what their actions tell us about the future of the federal system, particularly in light of the rural/urban split in the United States.

Thursday, May 27, 2021
4:30PM - 5:30PM (EDT)
Online webinar
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Jonathan Rodden

Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions. He has written several articles and three books on federalism and fiscal decentralization. One of those books, Hamilton’s Paradox: The Promise and Peril of Fiscal Federalism, was the recipient of the Gregory Luebbert Prize for the best book in comparative politics in 2007. He works with institutions including the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, USAID, and the European Parliament on issues related to fiscal decentralization and federalism.

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Richard C. Schragger

Richard Schragger is a Miller Center faculty senior fellow and the Perre Bowen Professor at the University of Virginia School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of constitutional law and local government law, federalism, urban policy, and the constitutional and economic status of cities. He also writes about law and religion. He has authored articles on the Establishment and Free Exercise clauses, the role of cities in a federal system, local recognition of same-sex marriage, takings law and economic development, and the history of the anti-chain store movement.

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Miriam Seifter

Miriam Seifter is an associate professor of Law and Rowe Faculty Fellow in Regulatory Law at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Her recent work focuses on executive power and the separation of powers at the state and federal levels, and on the role of civil society in public law. In 2017, UW Law students honored Professor Seifter with the Classroom Teacher of the Year Award. For her article Gubernatorial Administration, Seifter was named the 2017 winner of the American Constitution Society's Richard D. Cudahy Writing Competition on Regulatory and Administrative Law. Her article Understanding State Agency Independence won the ABA's 2020 Award for Scholarship in Administrative Law.