Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Deputy Dean and Sydney Stein Professor

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is the Sydney Stein Professor, Deputy Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives, and Director of the Center for Policy Entrepreneurship at Chicago Harris. He is an applied game theorist whose research focuses on political violence—especially terrorism, insurgency, and rebellion—and on democratic accountability. 

Before coming to Chicago Harris, Bueno de Mesquita taught in the department of political science at Washington University in St. Louis and was a Lady Davis Fellow in political science and visiting fellow in the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Institute of Peace. Bueno de Mesquita received his BA in political science from the University of Chicago and his MA and PhD in political science from Harvard.