Scott Ashworth, Homer J. Livingston Professor at Harris Public Policy

Scott Ashworth has been named the Homer J. Livingston Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy.

He is a political scientist who uses game-theoretic models to study a variety of issues with a special emphasis on campaigns and elections.

His current research has examined the welfare economics of campaign finance, the sources of the incumbency advantage, the media's influence on policy choice, and some methodological pitfalls in the study of suicide terrorism. His work continues to use ideas from contract theory to explore foundational and applied questions in the theory of political accountability.