political institutions

Barry R Weingast

Barry R Weingast
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
weingast [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 3729
Alternate Telephone: 
(650) 723 0497
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 304 / Hoover 147
Office Hours: 
On leave Fall 2014.
Biography: 

Barry R. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science, and a Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. He served as Chair, Department of Political Science, from 1996 through 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Weingast’s research focuses on the political foundation of markets, economic reform, and regulation. He has written extensively on problems of political economy of development, federalism and decentralization, legal institutions and the rule of law, and democracy. Weingast is co-author of Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework for Interpreting Recorded Human History (with Douglass C.

Jonathan Rodden

Jonathan Rodden
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
jrodden [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 5219
Office Location: 
Encina Hall Central, Room 444
Office Hours: 
Mondays 3-5 pm
Biography: 

Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions. He has written several articles and a pair of books on federalism and fiscal decentralization. His most recent book, Hamilton’s Paradox: The Promise and Peril of Fiscal Federalism, was the recipient of the Gregory Luebbert Prize for the best book in comparative politics in 2007. He frequently works with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund on issues related to fiscal decentralization.

Terry Moe

Terry Moe
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
tmoe [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 725 8212
Office Location: 
Hoover 302
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Terry M. Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. 

He has written extensively on public bureaucracy and the presidency, as well as the theory of political institutions more generally. His articles include "The New Economics of Organization," "The Politicized Presidency," "The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure," "Political Institutions: The Neglected Side of the Story," "Presidents, Institutions, and Theory," “The Presidential Power of Unilateral Action” (with William Howell), “Power and Political Institutions,” and “Political Control and the Power of the Agent.”

Stephen Haber

Stephen Haber
Professor of Political Science

Contact Info

E-mail: 
haber [at] stanford [dot] edu
Telephone: 
(650) 723 1466
Alternate Telephone: 
(650) 723 1348
Office Location: 
Encina Hall West, Room 412 / Hoover 248
Office Hours: 
By Appointment
Biography: 

Stephen Haber is A.A. and Jeanne Welch Milligan Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences and Peter and Helen Bing Senior Fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  He is also Professor of Political Science, Professor of History, and Professor of Economics (by courtesy), a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research, and a Senior Fellow of the Stanford Center for International Development.  Haber’s research spans a number of academic disciplines, including comparative politics, financial economics, and economic history.

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