Nolan McCarty is Chair, Department of Politics and Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs. His research interests include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political game theory. He is the recipient of the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution and the John M. Olin Fellowship in Political Economy. He has recently completed two books: Political Game Theory (2007 Adam Meirowitz) and Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches (2008 with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal). Other recent publications include The Realignment of National Politics and the Income Distribution (1997 with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal), "Bureaucratic Capacity, Delegation, and Political Reform" (2004 with John Huber)in the American Political Science Review, "The Appointments Dilemma" (2004) in the American Journal of Political Science, "Political Resource Allocation: The Benefits and Costs of Voter Initiatives" (2001 with John G. Matsusaka) in the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, "The Hunt for Party Discipline" (2001 with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal) in the American Political Science Review, "Cabinet Decision Rules and Political Uncertainty in Parliamentary Bargaining" (2001 with John Huber) in the American Political Science Review, and "The Politics of Blame: Bargaining before an Audience," (2000 with Timothy Groseclose) in the American Journal of Political Science. McCarty was the program co-chair of the 2005 Midwest Political Association Meetings and was a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences during academic 2004-05 year.
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University
1. Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches
2. Political Game Theory: An Introduction (Analytical Methods for Social Research)
3. Income Redistribution & the Realignment of American Politics