- Ansolabehere, Stephen, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. Forthcoming. “Divided Government and Significant Legislation, A History of Congress from 1789-2010.” Social Science History.
- Edwards, Barry, Michael Crespin, Ryan D. Williamson, and Maxwell Palmer. 2017. “Institutional Control of Redistricting and the Geography of Representation.” Journal of Politics 79(2):722-726.
- Ansolabehere, Stephen and Maxwell Palmer. 2016. “A Two Hundred-Year Statistical History of the Gerrymander.” Ohio State Law Journal 77(4): 741–762. (Coverage: Washington Post)
- Palmer, Maxwell. 2016. “Does the Chief Justice Make Partisan Appointments to Special Courts and Panels?” Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 13(1): 153– 177.
- Palmer, Maxwell and Benjamin Schneer. 2016. “Capitol Gains: The Returns to Elected Office from Corporate Board Directorships.” Journal of Politics 78(1): 181-196. [Appendix; Replication Data]
- Gerring, John, Maxwell Palmer, Jan Teorell, and Dominic Zarecki. 2015. “Demography and Democracy: A Global, District-level Analysis of Electoral Contestation.” American Political Science Review 109(3): 574–591. [Appendix; Replication Data]
- “Who Participates in Local Government? Evidence from Meeting Minutes” (with Katherine Levine Einstein and David M. Glick).
- “The Politics of Delay in Local Politics: How Institutions Empower Individuals” (with Katherine Levine Einstein and David M. Glick).
- “Do Mayors Run for Higher Office? New Evidence on Progressive Ambition” (with Katherine Levine Einstein, David M. Glick, and Robert Pressel). Under Review.
- “City Learning: Evidence of Policy Information Diffusion From a Survey of U.S. Mayors” (with Katherine Levine Einstein and David M. Glick). Under Review.
- “Post-Political Careers: How Politicians Capitalize on Public Office” (with Benjamin Schneer). Under Review.
- “Reexamining the Gender Gap in Support of War” (with Katherine Krimmel and Douglas Kriner).
- “Corporate Political Activity as a Bundle of Goods” (with Daniel Moskowitz and Benjamin Schneer).
- “Why Legislatures Elect and Empower Leaders”
- “Presidential Legacies and Partisan Balance on the Federal Courts”