Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs
Professor of Politics
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Brandice Canes-Wrone is the Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She received her Ph.d. at Stanford, an AB from Princeton, and taught at MIT and Northwestern before returning to Princeton. She has written extensively on issues related to American politics, political economy, elections, and the courts. Some of her writings include "Electoral Business Cycles in OECD Countries" (American Political Science Review 2012), "Judicial Independence and Retention Elections" (Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 2012), "When Do Elections Induce Ideological Rigidity?" (American Political Science Review, 2007), Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public (University of Chicago Press, 2006), "Out of Step, Out of Office: Electoral Accountability and House Members' Voting" (American Political Science Review 2002), "Leadership and Pandering: A Theory of Executive Policymaking" (American Journal of Political Science 2001), and "The President's Legislative Influence from Public Appeals" (American Journal of Political Science 2001). Forthcoming publications include "Elections, Uncertainty, and Irreversible Investment" (British Journal of Political Science) and "The Rhetorical Presidency and the Obama Administration" (Polity). She is currently working on projects concerning the economic effects of electoral institutions, how the selection procedures for judges affect their decisions on the court, the impact of presidential campaigning on congressional elections, and presidential policy making.