Anechiarico studies constitutional law and public administration. He is the co-author (with Eugene Lewis) of Urban America: Politics and Policy (2nd ed., 1983) and the author of Suing the Philadelphia Police: The Case for an Institutional Approach, and Remembering Corruption: The Elusive Lessons of Scandal in New York City. Anechiarico was a research fellow of the Center for Research on Crime and Justice at New York University Law School during 1991-92 and was a research fellow at NYU Law School in 2003. Anechiarico and James Jacobs' book, The Pursuit of Absolute Integrity: How Corruption Control Makes Government Ineffective, was published by University of Chicago Press in 1996. He has also published in the Public Administration Review and Administration and Society. Anechiarico's latest project is a book on the relationship between ethics and the quality of performance in public management. He is an organizer of the European Public Administration Conference on Ethics in Leuven, Belgium in 2005 and the Administrator of the Hamilton Program in New York City.