Brandice Canes-Wrone

Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs
Professor of Politics
Princeton University
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Academic Positions

2012- Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs; Professor of Politics, Princeton University

2008-2012 Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

2004-2008 Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

2002-2004 Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

1998-2002 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, California Institute of Technology

Education
Stanford University
Ph.D., September 1998
Political Economics, Graduate School of Business
Dissertation: “Essays in Executive Branch Policy Influence”

Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts, June 1993
Magna cum Laude in Economics
Certificates in Political Economy, Music Performance

Articles
Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Tom S. Clark, and Jason P. Kelly. Forthcoming. “Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions.” American Political Science Review.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Jee-Kwang Park. Forthcoming. “Elections, Uncertainty, and Irreversible Investment.” British Journal of Political Science. Firstview publication online: 31 October 2012 http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0007123412000488

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Jason P. Kelly. 2013. “The Obama Presidency, Public Position-Taking, and Mass Opinion.” Polity 45(1): 85-104.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Jee-Kwang Park. 2012. "Electoral Business Cycles in OECD Countries." American Political Science Review 106(1): 103-122.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Tom S. Clark, and Jee-Kwang Park. 2012. "Judicial Independence and Retention Elections." Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. 28(2): 211.234.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, William Minozzi, and Jessica Bonney Reveley. 2011. "Issue Accountability and the Mass Public." Legislative Studies Quarterly 36(1): 5-35.

Richard Caldarone, Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Tom S. Clark. 2009. "Partisan Signals and Democratic Accountability: An Analysis of State Supreme Court Abortion Decisions." Journal of Politics 29(2): 560-573.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2009. "Administrative Politics and the Public Presidency." Presidential Studies Quarterly 39(1): 25-37.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Tom S. Clark. 2009. "Judicial Independence and Nonpartisan Elections." Wisconsin Law Review 2009(1): 21-65.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, William Howell and David E. Lewis. 2008. "Toward a Broader Understanding of Presidential Power: A Reevaluation of the Two Presidencies Thesis." Journal of Politics 70(1): 1-16.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Kenneth W. Shotts. 2007. "When Do Elections Induce Ideological Rigidity?" American Political Science Review 101(2): 273-288.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice and Kenneth W. Shotts. 2004. "The Conditional Nature of Presidential Responsiveness to Public Opinion." American Journal of Political Science 48(4): 690-706.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2004. "The Public Presidency, Personal Approval Ratings, and Policy Making." Presidential Studies Quarterly 34(3): 477-492.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2003. "Bureaucratic Decisions and the Composition of the Lower Courts." American Journal of Political Science 47(2): 205-214.
  • Reprinted in Economics of Administrative Law, edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman. 2007. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Press.
Canes-Wrone, Brandice and Scott DeMarchi. 2002. "Presidential Approval and Legislative Success." Journal of Politics 64(2): 491-509.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, David W. Brady and John F. Cogan. 2002. "Out of Step, Out of Office: Electoral Accountability and House Members' Voting." American Political Science Review 96(1): 127-140.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Michael C. Herron and Kenneth W. Shotts. 2001. "Leadership and Pandering: A Theory of Executive Policymaking" American Journal of Political Science 45(3): 532-550.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2001. "The President's Legislative Influence from Public Appeals." American Journal of Political Science 45(2): 313-329.
  • Winner of the 1997 Midwest Political Science Association Conference Patrick Fett Award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency
Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2001. "A Theory of Presidents' Public Agenda Setting." Journal of Theoretical Politics 13(2): 183-208.

Canes, Brandice J. and Harvey S. Rosen. 1995. "Following in Her Footsteps? Women's Choices of College Majors and Faculty Gender Composition." Industrial and Labor Relations Review 48(3): 486-504.

Books and Book Chapters
Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2006. Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public. University of Chicago Press.
  • Winner of the 2007 American Political Science Association Richard E. Neustadt Award for the Best Book Published on the U.S. Presidency in 2006
  • Subject of an Author meets Critics Panel at the 2006 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2011. "Opportunities and Challenges in Presidential Communications." The Presidency in the 21st Century, Edited by Charles W. Dunn. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 101-120.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2009. "Game Theory and the Study of the American Presidency." In Oxford Handbook on the American Presidency, edited by George C. Edwards, III and William Howell. Oxford University Press, 30-51.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Julia Rabinovich, and Craig Volden. 2007. "Who Parties? Floor Voting, District Ideology, and Electoral Margins." In Party, Process, and Political Change in Congress, edited by David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins. Stanford University Press.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2006. "The Influence of Congress and the Courts over the Bureaucracy: An Analysis of Wetlands Policy." In The Macropolitics of Congress, edited by Scott Adler and John Lapinksi. Princeton University Press.

Brady, David W., Brandice Canes-Wrone and John F. Cogan. 2000. "Differences in Legislative Voting Behavior between Winning and Losing House Incumbents." In Continuity and Change in House Elections, edited by David W. Brady, John F. Cogan, and Morris P. Fiorina. Stanford University Press.

Book Reviews
Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2010. Review of The Strategic President: Persuasion and Opportunity in Presidential Leadership by George C. Edwards, III (Princeton University Press, 2009). Presidential Studies Quarterly 40(3): 572-574.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2004. Review of On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit by George C. Edwards, III (Yale University Press, 2003). Congress and the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2001. "Review of Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power by Chuck M. Cameron (Cambridge University Press, 2000)." Journal of Politics 63: 1317-1318.

Select Working Papers and Research in Progress
“Electoral Business Cycles, Consumption, and Investment.” With Christian Ponce de Leon.

“A Theory of Political Action Committees (PACs), Individual Contributors, and Polarization” with Michael Barber and Adam Meirowitz.

“Federalism in the US Judiciary.” With John P. Kastellec, Tom S. Clark, and Jason P. Kelly.

“From Mass Preferences to Policy.” Prepared by Invitation for the Annual Review of Political Science.

“Why the Rise in U.S. Policy Uncertainty Since 1960?” With Scott Baker, Nicholas Bloom, Steven J. Davis, and Jonathan Rodden. Prepared for the American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings.

Editorial Boards
  • Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Political Science, 2006-
  • Editorial Board Member, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 2003-
  • Editorial Board Member, Congress and the Presidency, 2008-
  • Editorial Board Member, Public Choice, 2004-
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Politics, 2007-2011
Research Grants and Honors
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (Grant resides at Princeton for 2011-2012)
  • Board Member, American National Election Studies, 2005-2009, 2010-2013
  • Visiting International Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University, October 2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, February 2010, March 2007
  • Winner of the 2007 Richard E. Neustadt Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book published on the U.S. presidency in 2006
  • Invited to be a Scheduled Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, 2003-2004
  • Dean's Faculty Development Award, M.I.T. School of Humanities and Social Science, 1999
  • Science to Achieve Results Graduate Fellowship, Environmental Protection Agency, 1997-98
  • Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference Patrick Fett Award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency, 1997
  • Olin Foundation Fellowship in Law and Economics, Stanford University Law School, 1996
Recent Invited Presentations
Caltech (2009); Columbia (2011, 2013); George Mason Public Choice Center (2009); Georgetown (2009, 2013); Harvard (2012); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2008); Rutgers (2008); Temple (2011); ); Université Laval (2010); Université de Montréal (2010); University of California, Berkeley (2012); University of Indiana, Bloomington (2011); University of Pittsbugh (2011); University of Virginia (2010); Yale (2009)

Outside Professional Activities
Award Committees
  • Chair, E. E. Schattscheider Award Committee for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in American Government, American Polical Science Association 2012-13
  • Herbert A Simon Award Committee, Midwest Political Science Association, 2010-11
  • Presidency Research Group Founders Award Committee, American Political Science Association, 2010-11
  • Chair, Midwest Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Award Committee for the best paper at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Chair, Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2005 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2004 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2003 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Selected for the Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2002 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Presidency Research Group Award Committee for Best Graduate Student Paper on the Presidency, 2001-2002
  • American Political Science Association Mancur Olson Award for the for the Best Dissertation on Political Economy, 2001
Invited Instructor
  • National Science Foundation Program on Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models, 2004 (Duke University), 2009 (University of Michigan), 2011 (Harris School, University of Chicago)
Peer Review Responsibilities
  • NSF Panel, Political Science Dissertation Awards (2006, 2007)
  • Referee
  • American Economic Review; American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; American Politics Research; British Journal of Political Science; Cambridge University Press; Economics and Politics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Political Psychology; Journal of Politics; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of Public Economic Theory; Journal of Theoretical Politics; Legislative Studies Quarterly; National Science Foundation (Political Science and Economics sections); Perspectives on Politics; Political Behavior; Political Communication; Political Research Quarterly; Presidential Studies Quarterly; Princeton University Press; Public Opinion Quarterly; Social Science Quarterly; State Politics and Policy Quarterly
Conference and Section Positions
  • Political Economy Council, American Political Science Association, 2008-2011
  • Economic Policy Section Organizer, 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Presidency Section Organizer, 2005 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
Teaching
  • American Political Institutions (Ph.D. Seminar, Princeton University)
  • Business, Government and Public Policy (Undergraduate Class; Princeton, Northwestern and MIT)
  • Government Decision Making: Empirical Applications of Formal Theory (Ph.D. Seminar, Princeton University)
  • Politics of Public Policy (MPA Core Class, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University)
  • Domestic Work-Study Program (MPA Class, Princeton University)
  • Business, Government and Public Policy (Undergraduate Class; Princeton, Northwestern and MIT)
  • Presidency (Ph.D. Seminar, Northwestern)
  • Presidency (Undergraduate Lecture, Northwestern)
  • Bureaucracy (Ph.D. Seminar, Northwestern and MIT)
  • Introduction to the American Political Process (Undergraduate Lecture, MIT)
  • Introduction to Game Theory (Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Class, MIT)
  • Executive Branch Politics (Undergraduate Seminar, Caltech)
PH.D. Students, Dissertation Advising
Dissertation Committee Chair for Michael Barber, Ph.D. expected 2014, Princeton University.
Dissertation Committee Chair for Sharece Thrower, Ph.D. 2013, Princeton University. Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh.
Dissertation Committee Member for Deborah Beim, Ph.D. 2013, Princeton University. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University.
Dissertation Committee Member for Steve Rogers, Ph.D. 2013, Princeton University. Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University.
Dissertation Committee Chair for Nicholas Goedert, Ph.D. 2012. Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science, Washington University in St. Louis.
Dissertation Committee Member for Tom Clark, Ph.D. 2008, Princeton University. Currently Associate Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Law, Emory University.
Dissertation Committee Member for J. F. Godbout, Ph.D. 2007, Northwestern University. Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Montreal.
Dissertation Committee Member for Brandon Rottinghaus, Ph.D. 2005, Northwestern University. Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Houston.
Recent, Major Departmental and University Service (2010-2013)
  • 2012-13 Acting Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • 2012 (Spring) Search Committee for Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School
  • 2010-2012 Faculty Chair, Undergraduate Program Committee, Woodrow Wilson School
  • 2011-2012, 2010-2011 American Politics Search Committee, Politics Department
  • 2011-2012 Elected Member of the Politics Department Chair's Advisory Council
  • 2010-2011 Search Committee for Dean of the College