Examines the conventional wisdom about federal grants. Considers the implementation and operation of federal programs for education, health care, and housing in four urban areas to learn which programs worked, when, and why.
Tax Cuts, More Spending, and Fiscal Deficits. In Charles Jones, Ed.. The Reagan Legacy. Chatham, New Jersey: Chatham. 1988.
When Federalism Works . Paul Peterson, Barry George Rabe, Kenneth K. Wong. Brookings Institution Press, 243 pages. 1986.
The New Direction in American Politics. John E. Chubb, Paul Peterson. Brookings Institution Press, 409 pages. 1985.
Path-breaking, defining, early study of the Reagan revolution in American politics.