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Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
Harris Public Policy Professor Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita
Sydney Stein Professor and Deputy Dean

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is an applied game theorist whose research focuses on political violence—especially terrorism, insurgency, and rebellion—and on democratic accountability. He is the author of Political Economy for Public Policy and numerous articles in leading academic journals. He is a faculty affiliate of The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and a voting member of the Empirical Studies of Conflict Project. Before coming to the University of Chicago, 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 bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago and his master’s degree and PhD in political science from Harvard University.


Anthony Fowler
Anthony Fowler

Anthony Fowler
Associate Professor

Anthony Fowler is Associate Professor in the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. His research applies econometric methods for causal inference to questions in political science, with particular emphasis on elections and political representation. Specific interests include the causes and consequences of unequal voter turnout, explanations for incumbent success, the politics of policymaking in legislatures, and the credibility of empirical research.