A paper by Nicolas Jacobs, visiting assistant professor of government, titled “Economic Sectionalism, Executive-Centered Partisanship, and the Politics of the State and Local Tax Deduction,” was published in Political Science Quarterly. The paper “examines the partisan implications of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and its reform of the state and local tax deduction. Jacobs concludes that fundamental changes in the geographic composition of the electorate and the centrality of presidential politics in the party system explains why the Republican Party reduced one of the most unequal features of the U.S. tax code, but chose not to emphasize its egalitarian consequences,” according to a summary on the PSQ website.