|Daniel Butler, Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007, is an assistant professor of political science. His primary research focus is on representation in American politics. Many of his current research projects use field experiments on public officials to determine what factors affect their level of responsiveness. In the political science department, Dan also teaches courses in American politics and statistics.
Phone: (203) 432-6292
|Seok–ju Cho, Ph. D., University of Rochester, 2005 is Assistant Professor in Political Science. His research concerns political bargaining and electoral competition under alternative constitutional or institutional arrangements. In 2005–2006, he will be teaching “Positive Political Theory,” “Fundamentals of Modeling II,” and “Models of Bargaining.”
Campus address: 115 Prospect Street, Room 309
Phone: (203) 432–5262
|Alexandre Debs is Assistant Professor in Political Science. His research interests include the political economy of dictatorship, development and war. His previous research has appeared in the Journal of the History of Economic Thought. In 2009-2010, Alexandre will teach courses on the political economy of development and the relationship between domestic politics and international conflict. He received a Ph.D. degree in Economics from M.I.T., an M.Phil. from Oxford University and a B.Sc. from Universite de Montreal.
Campus address: 115 Prospect Street, Room 311
|Ana L. De La O, Assistant Professor of Political Science, is also affiliated with the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies. She earned her Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September 2007. Her research interests include causes and consequences of redistribution, politics of public goods provision, effects of anti–poverty programs on the political behavior of recipients in developing countries, particularly Latin America, and the use of field experimental research methods. In 2007–2008 Ana will teach courses on political economy and politics of poverty alleviation.
Campus address: 124 Prospect Street, Room 310
Phone: (203) 432–5234
|Thad Dunning, Associate Professor of Political Science at Yale University and a research fellow at Yale’s Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies as well as the Institution for Social and Policy Studies. He also serves as the co–director of the Leitner Program. He studies comparative politics, political economy, and methodology. His book, Crude Democracy: Natural Resource Wealth and Political Regimes (2008, Cambridge University Press), contrasts the democratic and authoritarian effects of natural resource wealth. His current work on ethnic and other cleavages draws on field and natural experiments and qualitative fieldwork in Latin America, India, and Africa. Dunning has written on a range of methodological topics, including econometric corrections for selection effects and the use of natural experiments in the social sciences. His work has appeared in the American Political Science Review, Comparative Political Studies, International Organization, The Journal of Conflict Resolution, Political Analysis, Studies in Comparative International Development, and other journals. He received a Ph.D. degree in political science and an M.A. degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley (2006).
Campus address: Rosenkranz Hall, 115 Prospect Street, Room 420
Phone: (203) 432–6063
|Susan Hyde, Ph.D., UCSD, 2006, is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Yale University, where she is affiliated with the MacMillian Center and the Institute for Social and Policy Studies. Her research interests include international influences on domestic politics, elections in developing countries, international norm creation, election manipulation, and the use of natural and field experimental research methods. Her current research explores the effects of international democracy promotion efforts, especially international election observation. Her research has been published in World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Perspectives on Politics, the Journal of Politics, and has recently completed a book entitled The Pseudo-Democrat’s Dilemma: Why Election Monitoring Became an International Norm.
Campus address: 77 Prospect Street, Room C120
Phone: (203) 432–5672
|Giovanni Maggi, Ph.D., Stanford University, 1994, is the Howard H. Leach Professor of Economics & International Affairs. He is a faculty research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and faculty research fellow for the Center for Economic Policy Research. He also serves as the co–director of the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy at Yale University. His research and teaching interests include international trade, political economy, and industrial organizations. He has written numerous articles for a variety of economics journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, International Economic Review, and The Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Campus address: 37 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 27
Phone: (203) 432–3569
|John Roemer, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, (Economics), 1974, is the Elizabeth S. and A. Varick Professor of Political Science and Economics. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and has been a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. His research concerns political economy, and distributive justice. He is currently teaching Political Competition and a Workshop in Political Economy. Publications include: Political Competition, Harvard University Press, 2001; Equality of Opportunity, Harvard University Press, 1998, Theories of Distributive Justice, Harvard University Press, 1996.
Campus address: 115 Prospect Street, Room 313
Phone: (203) 432–5249
|Susan Rose–Ackerman, Ph.D., Yale University, 1970, is Henry R, Luce Professor of Jurisprudence (Law and Political Science) and is Co–Director for the Center for Law, Economics, and Public Policy Yale Law School. She has held Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships and has been a Fellow at Collegium Budapest and the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Sciences, Palo Alto. She is co–director of the Project on Honesty and Trust in Post–Socialist Scoieties at Collegium Budapest. Her research concerns corruption and economic development, Public Accountability in Emerging Democracies, law and political economy, [bureaucracy and public accountability], and the political economy of foreign direct investment. She currently is teaching Corruption, Democracy and Development (jointly taught at the Law School and Graduate School), and Administrative Law. Publications include Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences and Reform, Cambridge University Press, 1999, Controlling Environmental Policy: The Limits of Public Law in Germany and United States, Yale University Press, 1995, Rethinking the Progressive Agenda, Free Press, 1992.
Campus address: Law School, 217 Wall Street, Room 217
Phone: (203) 432–4891
|Frances Rosenbluth, Ph.D., Columbia University, 1988, is the Damon Wells Professor of International Politics and Deputy Provost for the Social Sciences and for Faculty Development and Diversity. She has received research support from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Council on Foreign Affairs, and the Abe Foundation. She was awarded the Leubbert Prize for best book in comparative politics in 1997, best paper from the Comparative Section of the APSA in 2003, and best paper from the Political Economy Section of the APSA in 2004. Her current research concerns war and constitutions, the political economy of gender, and Japanese politics and political economy. Her most recent books are Japan Transformed (with Michael Thies, Princeton University Press, 2010); Women, Work, and Politics (with Torben Iversen, Yale University Press, 2010), and War and Statebuilding in Medieval Japan (co-edited with John Ferejohn, Stanford University Press, 2010). Other recent publications include “Regimes and the Rule of Law” (with Gretchen Helmke, Annual Review of Political Science, 2009), “The Political Economy of Gender” (with Torben Iversen, American Journal of Political Science, 2006) and “Long versus Short Coalitions” (with Kathleen Bawn, American Journal of Political Science, 2006). Her previous books are The Political Economy of Japan’s Low Fertility (edited, Stanford University Press, 2008), Japan and the World (edited with Masaru Kohno, Yale East Asian Council Series, 2007), The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Prewar Japan, Cambridge University Press, 1995; Japan’s Political Marketplace, Harvard University Press, 1993 (both co–authored with Mark Ramseyer); and Financial Politics in Contemporary Japan, Cornell University Press, 1989. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Campus address: 1 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 201
|Ebonya Washington, PhD MIT 2003, is the Henry Kohn Associate Professor of Economics. Her political economy work focuses on the representation and political efficacy of low-income and minority Americans and the psychological motivations and consequences of political participation. She also studies the financial behavior of low-income Americans. Her work has appeared in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics among other publications.
Campus address: 37 Hillhouse Avenue, Room 36
Phone: (203) 432-9901