Matt Golder http://polisci.la.psu.edu/people/mrg19
Matt Golder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in 2004 from New York University. His research looks at how political institutions affect democratic representation, with a particular focus on electoral rules and party systems. In addition to numerous articles in leading journals, he has also co-authored a textbook on comparative politics, Principles of Comparative Politics. He has served as chair of APSA’s Section on Representation and Electoral Systems (2011-2013) and is currently the co-editor of the Newsletter for APSA’s Comparative Politics Section (2014-2018). He is also a member of the executive board for the Making Electoral Democracy Work project led by André Blais at the University of Montreal and the advisory board for the Electoral Integrity Project led by Pippa Norris at Harvard University. More information can be found at his website and on his Google scholar profile.
Sona Golder http://polisci.la.psu.edu/people/sng11
Sona N. Golder is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Pennsylvania State University. She studies political institutions, with a particular interest in coalition formation. Her early research and first book, The Logic of Pre-Electoral Coalition Formation, examines the determinants and consequences of electoral alliances in parliamentary democracies. She is currently working on a book project that draws together her more recent work on the government formation process in Europe. In addition to having published in many of the discipline’s leading journals, she has also published a textbook on comparative politics, Principles of Comparative Politics. She is currently an editor for the British Journal of Political Science, an associate editor for the new online journal, Research & Politics, and a member of the editorial boards for Political Science Research and Methods and Comparative Political Studies. She is also active in the Women in Political Methodology (VIM) group, organizing the 4th Annual Visions in Methodology Conference, acting as a mentor in the mentorship program, and serving on the Society for Political Methodology’s diversity committee. More information can be found at her website.
John Patty is a Professor of Political Science & Director of the Center for New Institutional Social Sciences at Washington University in Saint Louis, and Co-editor of Journal of Theoretical Politics. Professor Patty's research focuses on mathematical models of political institutions. His substantive interests include the US Congress, the federal bureaucracy, American political development, and democratic theory.
Professor Patty regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on game theory, computational modeling, formal models of political institutions, the US Congress, and the federal bureaucracy.
Maggie Penn http://penn.wustl.edu
Maggie Penn is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Washington University-St. Louis. She is a formal political theorist whose work focuses on social choice theory and political institutions. She regularly teaches undergraduate courses on electoral systems and agent-based modeling as well as graduate courses on positive political theory. Her work has been published with Cambridge University Press and in the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Mathematical & Computer Modelling, Political Analysis, Political Science Research & Methods, Public Choice, Social Choice & Welfare, and Complexity. Professor Penn received her Ph.D. in Social Science from the California Institute of Technology in 2003 and her B.A. in Economics and Applied Mathematics from the University of California at Berkeley in 1999. Previously, she was Assistant Professor of Political Economy and Decision Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University (2003-2005) and Assistant Professor of Government at Harvard University (2005-2009).
Dustin Tingley is the Paul Sack Associate Professor of Political Economy in the Government Department at Harvard University. He received a PhD in Politics from Princeton in 2010 and BA from the University of Rochester in 2001. His research interests include international relations, international political economy, experimental approaches to political science, and statistical methodology. Dustin is currently working on new experimental projects on bargaining, attitudes towards global climate change, new methods for the statistical analysis of causal mechanisms and textual data, and a book about the domestic politics of US foreign policy.
Dustin directs IQSS's Undergraduate Research Scholar program, is the founding director of the Program on Experience Based Learning in the Social Sciences, which founded and maintains ABLConnect, and is the former (and founding) editor of the APSA Experimental Section newsletter, The Experimental Political Scientist. Dustin initiated and organized the Harvard Government Department annual poster session, and has organized interdisciplinary conferences on causal mechanisms, climate change politics, and negotiation in international relations. Dustin is a scientific adviser to EconVision.
Gisela Sin http://publish.illinois.edu/giselasin
Gisela studies political institutions with an emphasis on the strategic elements of separation of powers. Her research demonstrates the value of taking a broader view when studying the division of decision-making authority: checks and balances create expectations between institutions that can be fully understood only by identifying their strategic interactions. Yet, surprisingly often, scholars have studied institutions in isolation, ignoring the simple logic that occupants of one institution know that they must bargain with other branches to achieve their policy objectives.
She uses game-theoretic models to derive predictions about the behavior of institutional actors embedded in separation-of-power systems and then test the implications with extensive data. Her first research program focuses on how constitutional requirements for interbranch negotiations influence U.S. House members’ choices about how to organize their chamber, and who, in the House, has the authority to make policy decisions. In a second line of work, she studies how legislators strategically adjust their behavior when the executive wields the power to veto (parts of) legislation, at the state level in the U.S., and in other systems with dispersed and divided authority.
Branislav Slantchev http://slantchev.ucsd.edu
Branislav Slantchev is a Professor of Political Science at the University of California-San Diego. He studies military coercion, intrawar negotiations, the conduct of war, and war termination. His articles appear in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, and Security Studies, among others. His book, Military Threats: The Costs of Coercion and the Price of Peace, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation. Slantchev teaches courses in international relations, national security, and game theory.
James Morrow is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and research professor at its Institute for Social Research. His research addresses theories of international politics, both the logical development and empirical testing of such theories. He is best known for pioneering the application of noncooperative game theory, drawn from economics, to international politics. His published work covers crisis bargaining, the causes of war, military alliances, arms races, power transition theory, links between international trade and conflict, the role of international institutions, and domestic politics and foreign policy. Morrow's current research addresses the role of selection institutions on domestic and foreign policy and the effects of norms on international politics. The latter project examines the laws of war in detail as an example of such norms.
Morrow received the Karl Deutsch Award from the International Studies Association in 1994. He is a member of the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Journal of Conflict Resolution, the Journal of Politics, and Political Science Quarterly. He served on the National Science Foundation Advisory Panel for Political Science from 1995-1997.
Carlo Prato http://carloprato.com
Carlo Prato (Ph.D. in Economics, Northwestern University, 2012) is an Assistant Professor at the Edmund A. School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He teaches and conducts research with a focus on positive political theory and political economy. In particular, he uses game theory and econometric analysis to study how different types of electoral and legislative institutions affect economic outcomes, information generation and transmission, political selection, and policy making.
William Clark http://politicalscience.tamu.edu/html/bio--wrclark.html
Professor Clark is Head of the Department of Political Science at Texas A&M University and is a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Religion at Baylor University. His research focus is on comparative and international political economy with an emphasis on the politics of macroeconomic policy in open economy settings.
Past research projects have addressed the way monetary institutions (central bank independence and exchange rate regimes) influence the ability of incumbent leaders to use macroeconomic policy for electoral purposes. He has also contributed to the literature on comparative party systems. In addition, Professor Clark has published papers on the statistical testing of conditional hypotheses.
Arthur Lupia is the Hal R. Varian Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and research professor at its Institute for Social Research. He examines how people learn about politics and policy and on how to improve science communication. He is Chair of the National Academy of Sciences Roundtable on the Application of the Social and Behavioral Science and a member of the National Academies’ advisory board on the Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education.
Dr. Lupia has developed a range of infrastructure to improve the quality and public value of social scientific research. With Diana Mutz, he developed TESS (Time Sharing Experiments for the Social Sciences), a project that has helped hundreds of scholars conduct innovative experiments on large national samples. With Jon Krosnick, he served as Principal Investigator of the American National Election Studies (ANES). In that role, they developed many methodological improvements in the study including the ANES Online Commons – a utility that allows diverse scholarly communities to develop questionnaires. With Colin Elman, he has led the DA-RT (Data Access and Research Transparency) Initiative. This project works to increase incentives and opportunities for sharing the kinds of information that augment social science’s legitimacy and credibility. He is also working to improve science communication. He led an APSA task force on how to improve public engagement in political science and has worked with many groups to make scientific presentations more memorable and meaningful to more people.
Dr. Lupia is lead Principal Investigator of the EITM Summer Institutes and Scholarship Program. He helped to create the institute’s original design and has served as a lead lecturer for 10 Summer Institutes.
Scott de Marchi is Associate Chair and Professor of Political Science at Duke University. His work focuses on mathematical methods, especially computational social science, machine learning, and mixed methods. Substantively, he examines individual decision-making in contexts that include the American Congress and presidency, bargaining in legislatures, interstate conflict, and voting behavior. He has been an external fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and the National Defense University and is currently a principal investigator for NSF’s EITM program.
Sean Gailmard http://polisci.berkeley.edu/people/person/sean-gailmard
Sean Gailmard is Associate Professor, Vice Chair of the Department for Personnel at Berkeley Political Science. His research focuses on American government, particularly on the development of executive branch structure and political accountability in U.S. institutions. He specializes in principal-agent models and other applications of game theory, as well as statistical modeling in these areas. In addition, he conducts laboratory-based experimental research on collective decision making.
He is the author of Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch (2012, University of Chicago Press, with John W. Patty), which won the William H. Riker Prize from the American Political Science Association in 2013 as the best book in political economy published in the last three years, as well as Statistical Modeling and Inference for Social Science (accepted for publication, Cambridge University Press), a Ph.D.-level textbook. He has also published research in leading social science journals, including American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, and Journal of Politics.
Daniel Magleby is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Binghamton University. Professor Magleby received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2011. From 2011 to 2013, he was a post doctoral fellow in the Political Institutions and Public Choice (PIPC) Program at Duke university where he was also a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Political Science. His research interests focus on American political institutions particularly Congress, parties, and polarization. He joined the Binghamton faculty in the fall of 2013 and teaches courses on the United States Congress, the presidency, parties and interest groups in American politics.
Shawn Ramirez http://slramirez.github.io/
Shawn Ramirez is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Emory University. Her research uses formal theory and quantitative methods to present new perspectives on conflict, peace and security studies. She also uses game theoretic models, statistical methods and field work to present new perspectives on conflict and peace studies. Recent projects focus on the influence of domestic politics, the use of diplomacy, and incentives for secrecy.
Scott Page is the Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems Political Science, and Economics at University of Michigan, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Complex Systems. He is also a research professor at University of Michigan Institute for Social Research. He was also elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Page's research focuses on the myriad role that diversity plays in complex systems. He has written three books and published numerous papers in a variety of disciplines including economics, political science, computer science, management, physics, public health, geography, urban planning, engineering, and history.
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita http://home.uchicago.edu/~bdm
Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is Professor, Deputy Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives, and Director of the Center for Policy Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies. He is an applied game theorist whose works in two primary substantive areas: political violence and electoral accountability. His work has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, and United States Institute of Peace. He has also been a co-PI on the EITM Summer Institute and taught at the Institutes at Washington University, Chicago, Princeton, and Mannheim.
Walter Mebane http://www.isr.umich.edu/cps/people_faculty_wmebane.html
Walter Mebane is a Professor of Political Science and Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan and research professor at its Institute for Social Research. His research addresses political methodology, formal modeling, political economy, and political behavior. His current main project concerns what he calls election forensics, which applies statistical methods to vote counts and other related data in order to determine whether the election outcome is accurate.
Walter Mebane (along with Jas Sekhon) was the winner of the Best Statistical Software Award by the Political Methodology Section of APSA. The award is for genoud (Genetic Optimization using Derivatives), a free software package that Walter and Jas developed. Walter is a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology.
Rocio Titiunik http://www.isr.umich.edu/cps/people_faculty_titiunik.html
Rocío Titiunik is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on political methodology, with emphasis on the development and application of experimental and quasi-experimental methods to the study of political behavior and institutions. She is particularly interested in the possibilities for causal inference in the study of political institutions. Her substantive reseach interests lie in American and comparative politics, including topics such as incumbency advantage, minority representation and turnout, legislative behavior, and party systems. Her work appears in various journals, including the American Political Science Review, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Political Analysis,Political Science Research and Methods, Econometrica, Journal of the American Statistical Association and Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Rocio was born and raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she completed her undergraduate education at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. She received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from UC-Berkeley in May 2009. She joined the Michigan faculty in the fall of 2010, after spending one year as a postdoctoral fellow.
Andrew Martin http://sites.lsa.umich.edu/admart/
Andrew Martin’s expertise is in the study of judicial decisionmaking, with special emphasis on the U.S. Supreme Court and the lower federal courts. He also works extensively in the field of political methodology and applied statistics. He has published in leading social science and applied statistics journals. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, and the National Institutes of Health. Dean Martin was elected as a Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology in 2012.
Andrew Martin teaches courses in judicial decisionmaking and political methodology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Colin Elman http://www.maxwell.syr.edu/psc/Elman,_Colin/
Colin Elman is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Qualitative and Multi-Method Inquiry in the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Elman is (with Miriam Fendius Elman) the co‐editor of Progress in International Relations Theory: Appraising the Field (MIT Press); and Bridges and Boundaries: Historians, Political Scientists, and the Study of International Relations (MIT Press); (with John Vasquez) of Realism and the Balancing of Power: A New Debate (Prentice Hall); and (with Michael Jensen) of the Realism Reader (Routledge). Elman has published articles in the American Political Science Review, the Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, the International History Review, International Organization, International Security, International Studies Quarterly, Millennium,Political Science & Politics, and Security Studies. Elman is a co‐founder of both the International History and Politics and the Qualitative and Multi‐method Research organized sections of the American Political Science Association, and co-director of the annual summer Institute for Qualitative and Multi-Method Research. He co-directs (with Diana Kapiszewski, Georgetown University) the Qualitative Data Repository. He is series co-editor (with John Gerring, Boston University and James Mahoney, Northwestern University) of the Cambridge University Press Strategies for Social Inquiry book series, and (with Diana Kapiszewski and James Mahoney) the new Methods for Social Inquiry book series. Elman co-chairs (with Arthur Lupia, University of Michigan) the American Political Science Association's committee on Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT).