Franko’s research generally focuses on the causes and consequences of political, economic, and social inequality in the American context. In trying to better understand the relationship between inequality and politics, his work covers several areas of study, including public policy, political participation, public opinion, and representation. His policy work tends to emphasize taxation, redistribution, and technology use and access.
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Examines the relationship between electoral class bias and income inequality. An analysis of state-level data from 1976 to 2006 demonstrates that the class composition of the electorate has an important influence on income inequality.