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Frances McCall Rosenbluth

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2009-   Deputy Provost for the Social Sciences and for Faculty Development and 
            Diversity, Yale University.

2008-   Chair, Department of Political Science, Yale University.

2005-   Director, Georg W. Leitner Center for International and Comparative Political
 2008   Economy, Yale University.

2000-   Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, Yale University.

2003-  Director of Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies, Council on East Asian
 2006  Studies, Yale University.

1987-   Assistant Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate
 1989     School of Business, Columbia University.


Columbia University, Ph.D. in Political Science, 1988.
School of International and Public Affairs, M.A., May 1983.
East Asian Institute Certificate, December 1982.

University of Tokyo, 1985-1986.
Fulbright Scholarship to study the politics of Japan’s financial regulation.

Inter-University Center, Tokyo, 1981-1982.
U.S. Government National Resource Scholarship for Japanese language training.

University of Virginia, B.A., Highest Distinction, 1980.
Major in Government and Foreign Affairs

2007- Damon Wells Professor of International Politics, Yale University.
1994- Professor in the Department of Political Science, Yale University.  
1992-1994 Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, UCLA. 
1989-1992 Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies. 
1988-1989 Assistant Professor in the Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, of Virginia. 
1987-1988 Assistant Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Graduate School of Business, Columbia University.


National Merit Scholar (1976), National Research Scholarship for language study (1981-1982), Columbia University Presidential Fellowship, 1982-1984, Fulbright Scholarship (1985-1987), Social Science Research Council Dissertation Write-up Grant (1987-1988), National Science Foundation, (1991-1992), Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship (1998-1999), Abe Foundation Fellowship (2001-2002), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2008), John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2010-2011).



Women, Work and Politics

(with Torben Iversen). 2010.  Women, Work, and Politics: The Comparative Political Economy of Gender Inequality.  New Haven: Yale University Press.


(with Michael Thies). 2010.  Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Restructuring.  Princeton: Princeton University Press

(with Mark Ramseyer). The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Imperial Japan. 1995. New York: Cambridge University Press. Winner of 1997 Leubbert Prize for Best Book in Comparative Politics, awarded by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

(with Mark Ramseyer). Japan’s Political Marketplace. 1993. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Financial Politics in Contemporary Japan. 1989. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.


Edited Books:

(with John Ferejohn). Forthcoming. War and State Building in Medieval Japan. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

(with Masaru Kohno). 2009. Japan and the World. Yale University Council on East Asian Studies.

The Political Economy of Japan’s Low Fertility. 2007. Stanford: Stanford University Press.


Articles and Book Chapters:

(with Gretchen Helmke). 2009. “The Politics of Judicial Reform,” in Margaret Levi, ed., Annual Review of Political Science.

(with John Ferejohn). 2008. “Representation and Collective Action,” in Ian Shapiro, Susan Stokes, and Elisabeth Wood, eds., Representation and Popular Rule, Cambridge University Press.

(with John Ferejohn). 2008. “Warlike Democracies,” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 52, 1: 3-38.

(with Torben Iversen). 2008. “Work and Power: The Connection between Female Labor Force Participation and Female Political Representation,” in Margaret Levi, ed., Annual Review of Political Science.

(with Jun Saito and Annalisa Zinn). 2007. “Japan’s New Nationalism,” Asian Survey.

(with John Ferejohn and Charles Shipan). 2007. “Comparative Judicial Politics,” in Carles Boix and Susan Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics. Oxford.

(with Rob Salmond and Michael Thies). 2006. “Welfare Works: Explaining Female Legislative Representation,” Politics and Gender 2 (2).

(with Torben Iversen). January 2006. “The Political Economy of Gender: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Household Bargaining, Divorce, and the Gender Voting Gap.” American Journal of Political Science 50(1): 1-19. Winner of 2004 APSA Political Economy Section award for best paper in Political Economy presented at the 2003 APSA meetings.

(with Kathleen Bawn). 2006. “Coalition Parties vs. Coalitions of Parties: How Electoral Agency Shapes the Political Logic of Costs and Benefits.” American Journal of Political Science 50(2): 251-266.

(with Torben Iversen and David Soskice). 2005. “Divorce and the Gender Division of Labor in Comparative Perspective,” Social Politics 12(2): 216-242.

(with Matthew Light and Claudia Schrag). 2004. “The Politics of Gender Equality: Explaining Variation in Fertility Levels in Rich Countries,” Women and Politics 26/2: 1-25. Winner of 2003 APSA Comparative Politics Sage award for best paper presented at the 2002 APSA meetings.

(with Ross Schaap). 2003. “The Domestic Politics of Banking Regulation.” International Organization. 57 (Spring): 307-336.

(with Michael Thies). 2002. “The Political Economy of Japanese Pollution Regulation,” The American Asian Review, March.

(with Michael Thies). 2001. “The Electoral Politics of Japanese Banking: The Case of Jusen,” Policy Studies Journal 29(1): 23-37.

(with Gary Cox and Michael Thies). 2000. “Electoral Rules, Career Ambitions, and Party Structure: Conservative Factions in Japan’s Upper and Lower Houses,” American Journal of Political Science. 44(1): 115-122.

(with Michael Thies). 1999, 2000, 2002, 2005. “Politics in Japan,” in Almond, Powell, Strom, and Dalton, eds., Comparative Politics Today: A World View. New York: Addison, Wesley, and Longman.

(with Gary Cox and Michael Thies). 1999. “Electoral Reform and the Fate of Factions: The Case of Japan’s LDP,” British Journal of Political Science 29: 33-56.

(with Kathleen Bawn and Gary Cox). 1999. “Measuring the Ties that Bind: Electoral Cohesiveness in Four Democracies,” in Grofman, Lee, Winckler, and Woodall, eds., Elections in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan under the Single Non-Transferable Vote: The Comprative Study of an Embedded Institution. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.

(with Gary Cox and Michael Thies). 1998. “Closeness, Strategic Elites, and Turnout: Evidence from Japan,” World Politics 50(3): 447-474.

“International and Electoral Politics in Japan.” 1996. In Keohane and Milner, eds., Internationalization and Domestic Politics, Cambridge University Press.

(with Gary Cox). 1996. “Factional Competition for the Party Endorsement: The Case of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party,” British Journal of Political Science 26:259-297.

(with Gary Cox). 1995. “The Anatomy of a Split: The Liberal Democrats of Japan.” Electoral Studies 14(4):355-376.

(with Gary Cox). 1995. “The Structural Determinants of Electoral Cohesiveness: England, Japan, and the United States” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Policy in Japan and the United States. New York: Cambridge University Press.

(with Mathew McCubbins). 1995. “Party Provision for Personal Politics: Dividing the Vote in Japan” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Policy in Japan and the United States. Cambridge University Press.

(with Roger Noll). 1995. “Telecommunications Policy: Structure, Process, and Outcomes,” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Process in Japan and the United States. Cambridge University Press.

(with Linda Cohen and Mathew McCubbins). 1995. “The Politics of Nuclear Power in Japan and the United States” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Process in Japan and the United States. Cambridge University Press.

(with Gary Cox). 1993. “The Electoral Fortunes of Legislative Factions in Japan” American Political Science Review. September.

“Japan’s Response to the Strong Yen: Party Leadership and the Market for Favors” in Gerald Curtis., ed., Japanese Foreign Policy After the Cold War. New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.

“Japanese Financial Deregulation and Interest Intermediation in Japan,” in Gary Allinson and Yasunori Sone, eds., Political Dynamics in Contemporary Japan. Cornell University Press, 1993.

“Government Business Relations in Japan: The Case of Financial Deregulation” in Richard Brown and William Liu, eds., Modernization in East Asia: Political, Economic, and Social Perspectives. Westport: Praeger Press, 1992.

“Japanese Banks in Mexico: The Role of Government in Private Decisions” International Journal. 46: 668-686, 1991.

“Foreign Pressure and the Liberalization of Japan’s Financial Markets” in Japan’s Economic Challenge, papers submitted to the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, 1990.

Japan’s Financial Deregulation and the Banking Act of 1982,” UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal. Fall 1990.

(with Hugh Patrick). “Japan’s Industrial Structure in Crisis: National Concerns and International Implications” Japan Society Public Affairs Series. April 1988.


Work in Progress:

Real Equality: The Trade-offs in Policies to Improve Gender Equality, Guggenheim Fellowship project.

(with John Ferejohn).  War and Constitutions, book project in progress.

(with Juan Rebolledo), “Judicial Integrity: The Politics of Judicial Reform in Mexico,”

(with Carles Boix).  “Bones of Contention: The Political Economy of Height Inequality,”


Books reviewed by Frances Rosenbluth:

"Gender and Development: The Japanese Experience in Comparative Perspective" edited by Mayumi Murayama. [PDF]


Updated 16 July 2010