Nolan McCarty is the Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs and Chair of the Department of Politics. He was formerly the associate dean at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International 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
(forthcoming, Cambridge Univesity Press with Adam Meirowitz) and Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches
(forthcoming, MIT Press with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal). Other 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
Professor 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.
In 2010, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University