Mathew D. McCubbins
Adjunct Professor of Political Science and IR/PS
McCubbins specializes in political economy. His principal works include Legislative Leviathan: Party Government in the House (1993); Under the Watchful Eye: Managing Presidential Campaigns in the Television Era (1992); The Logic of Delegation: Congressional Parties and the Appropriations Process (1991); and Congress: Structure and Policy (1987). Recent co-edited books include The Origins of Liberty: Political and Economic Liberalization in the Modern World (1997); and Elements of Reason: Cognition, Choice, and the Bounds of Rationality (2000). His most recent book is Stealing the Initiative: How State Government Responds to Direct Democracy (2001) with Elisabeth Gerber, Arthur Lupia, and D. Roderick Kiewit. McCubbins is also the author of numerous articles in journals such as Legislative Studies Quarterly; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Law and Contemporary Problems; and the American Journal of Political Science. Awards he has received include the APSA's Gladys M. Kammerer Award for Best Publication on U.S. National Policy for The Logic of Delegation, APSA's Richard F. Fenno, Jr. Prize for the Outstanding Book Published in legislative studies, for Legislative Leviathan, and the APSA's Congressional Quarterly Award for Best Paper on Legislative Politics. He is the coordinator of the Law and the Behavioral Sciences Project and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences for 1994-95.
Ph.D. California Institute of Technology, 1982
American Politics, Law and Politics, Formal Theory