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Terry M. Moe

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Terry M. Moe

William Bennett Munro Professor in Political Science
Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution
Professor, by courtesy, of Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota

About

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,” “Political Control and the Power of the Agent,” and “Do Politicians Use Policy to Make Politics? The Case of Public Sector Labor Laws” (with Sarah F. Anzia). His most recent book is Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government--And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency (with William Howell, 2016).
 
He has also written extensively on the politics of American education. His most recent books are The Comparative Politics of Education: Teachers Unions and Education Systems Around the World (edited with Susanne Wiborg, 2017), and Special Interest: Teachers Unions and America’s Public Schools (2011). His past work on education includes Politics, Markets, and America's Schools (1990) and Liberating Learning: Technology, Politics, and the Future of American Education (2009), both with John E. Chubb, and Schools, Vouchers, and the American Public (2001).

Selected Works:

Polarization and Policy: The Politics of Public Sector Pensions.” 2017, forthcoming. Legislative Studies Quarterly Vol. 42 No. 1 (February): xxx. With Sarah F. Anzia.

Do Politicians Use Policy to Make Politics? The Case of Public Sector Labor Laws.2016.  American Political Science Review.  Vol. 110 No.4 (November): 763-777. With Sarah F. Anzia.

"The Comparative Politics of Education: Teacher Unions and Education Systems Around the World." 2017.  In Terry M. Moe and Susanne Wiborg, eds., The Comparative Politics of Education: Teacher Unions and Education Systems Around the World.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Introduction.” 2017.  In Terry M. Moe and Susanne Wiborg, eds., The Comparative Politics of Education: Teacher Unions and Education Systems Around the World. New York: Cambridge University Press. With Susanne Wiborg. 

Teachers Unions in the United States: The Politics of Blocking.” 2017.  In Terry M. Moe and Susanne Wiborg, eds., The Comparative Politics of Education: Teacher Unions and Education Systems Around the World.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government—And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency2016. New York: Basic Books. With William G. Howell.

"Public Sector Unions and the Costs of Government." 2015. Journal of Politics 77 (1): 114-127. With Sarah F. Anzia.

"Vested Interests and Political Institutions." 2015. Political Science Quarterly Vol. 130 No. 2 (Summer): 277-318.

"Collective Bargaining, Transfer Rights, and Disadvantaged Schools." 2014.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Vol. 36 No. 1 (March): 83 – 111. With Sarah F. Anzia.

"Focusing on Fundamentals: A Reply to Koski and Horng." 2014.  Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Vol. 36 No. 1 (March): 120-123. With Sarah F. Anzia.

“Delegation, Control, and the Study of Public Bureaucracy.” 2013.  In Robert Gibbons and John Roberts, eds. Handbook of Organizational Economics (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press).  Also published in The Forum Vol. 10 No. 2 (July, 2012).

"Teachers Unions and American Education Reform: The Politics of Blocking." 2012. The Forum Vol. 10 No. 1 (April).

"The Revolution in Presidential Studies." 2009.  Presidential Studies Quarterly Vol. 39 No. 3 (December):701-724. [This is the centerpiece article of a symposium, with seven articles written in response by other authors.]  Reprinted in Martin Alessandro and Andres Gilio, eds., La Dinamica Del Poder Ejecutivo en America (Buenos Aires: Instituto Nacional de la Administracion Publica / INAP, 2013). 

“Collective Bargaining and the Performance of the Public Schools.”  2009.  American          Journal of Political Science Vol. 53 No. 1 (January): 156-174.

“Power and Political Institutions.” 2005. Perspectives on Politics. Vol. 3, No. 2 (June): 215-     33.  Reprinted in Ian Shapiro, Stephen Skowronek, and Daniel Galvin, eds., Rethinking       Political Institutions: The Art of the State (New York: New York University Press, 2006).

“Teachers Unions and School Board Elections.” 2005.  In William G. Howell, ed., Beseiged: School Boards and the Future of Education Politics (Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution).

"Political Control and the Power of the Agent." 2006. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization.Vol. 22, No. 1 (Spring): 1-29.

“Politics, Control, and the Future of School Accountability.” 2003. In Paul E. Peterson and  Martin West, eds., Leave No Child Behind? The Politics and Practices of School Accountability (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution).

“The Presidential Power of Unilateral Action.” 1999. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 15 no. 1 (April): 132-179. With William Howell.  Reprinted in Daniel A. Farber, ed., Public Choice and Public Law. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, 2007.

"Presidents and the Politics of Structure." 1994. Law and Contemporary Problems 57 (Spring): 1-44. With Scott A. Wilson.

"The Institutional Foundations of Democratic Government: A Comparison of Presidential and Parliamentary Systems." 1994. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics 150/1: 171-195. With Michael Caldwell.  Reprinted in Susan Rose-Ackerman, ed., Economics of Administrative Law (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2007).

"Political Institutions: The Neglected Side of the Story." 1990. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 6: 213-254. Reprinted in Charles K. Rowley, ed., Public Choice Theory. 1993. Hant, England: Edward Elgar.

“The Politics of Bureaucratic Structure.” 1989. In John E. Chubb and Paul E. Peterson, eds., Can the Government Govern? Washington, D.C.: The Brookings Institution: 267-329.

"Control and Feedback in Economic Regulation: The Case of the NLRB." 1985. American Political Science Review 79 (December): 1094-1116.

"The New Economics of Organization." 1984. American Journal of Political Science 28 (November): 739-777. Reprinted in Problemi Di Amministrazione Pubblica. 1989. Quadreno N.13.  Also Reprinted in Jun Ma, Bin Xiao, and Yaping Liu, A Selected Collection of Transaction Cost Politics (Renmin University of China, 2007).