My new book with North and Wallis from Cambridge University Press.
Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution
Professor of Economics (by courtsey)
Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for International Development, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy
Research (by courtsey)
Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (by courtsey)
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 2011-present
Symposium on: Institutions, Economics, and the Ancient Mediterranean World (editor, with Ian Morris), Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics Vol 160, No 4. (2004): 702-85.
Violence and Social Orders: A Conceptual Framework For Interpreting Recorded Human History (with Douglass C. North and John Joseph Wallis). (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Political Economy of South Korea’s Transition, 1960-2009 (with Jongryn Mo). Korean Development
Institution, Seoul, Korea; and Development Institute, Harvard University. To be submitted to
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press in March, 2010.
Limited Access Orders: Rethinking the Problems of Development and Violence (with Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Steven B. Webb). (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.)Selected Papers
"The Democratic Advantage: The Institutional Sources of State Power in International Competition" (with Kenneth A. Schultz). International Organization (Winter, 2003) 57: 3-42.
"The Positive Political Theory of Legislative History: New Perspectives on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and its Interpretation (with Daniel Rodriguez). University of Pennsylvania Law Review (April, 2003) 151 (4): 1417-1542.
“Constructing Self-Enforcing Democracy in Spain,” Joe Oppenheimer and Irwin Morris, eds., From Anarchy to Democracy (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004).
“The Performance and Stability of Federalism: An Institutional Perspective” in Claude Menard and Mary Shirley, eds., Handbook of the New Institutional Economics. (Springer-Verglag, 2005).
“Caught in the Middle: The President, Congress, And the Political-Bureaucratic System,” in Joel Aberbach and Mark Peterson, eds., The Executive Branch and American Democracy. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005)
“Persuasion, Preference Change, and Critical Junctures: The Microfoundations of a Macroscopic Concept,” in Ira Katznelson and Barry R. Weingast, eds., Preferences and Situations: Points of Contact between Historical and Rational Choice Institutionalisms (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2005.)
"Self-Enforcing Federalism," (with Rui J.P. de Figueiredo, Jr.). Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization. (April, 2005) 21: 103-35.
.“An Equilibrium Alternative to the Study of Culture” (with David D. Laitin), The Good Society 2006. 15(1): 15-20.
"Regional Decentralization and Fiscal Incentives: Federalism, Chinese Style," (with Hehui Jin and Yingyi Qian) Journal of Public Economics 89 (2005): 1719-42.
"The Constitutional Dilemma of Economic Liberty" Journal of Economic Perspectives 19(3) (2005): 89-108
"The Paradox of Expansionist Judicial Statutory Interpretations" (with Daniel B. Rodriguez) Northwestern University Law Review 101 (forthcoming, Fall 2006).
"Conditions for Judicial Independence" Published under "McNollgast" (With Mathew D. McCubbins and Roger Noll) Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues (forthcoming, 2006).
"Rationality, Inaccurate Mental Models, and Self-Confirming Equilibrium: A New Understanding of the American Revolution" (with Rui J.P. de Figueiredo, Jr., and Jack Rakove) Journal of Theoretical Politics (forthcoming).
"The New Separation of Powers Approach to American Politics" (with Rui J.P. de Figueiredo, Jr., and Tonja Jacobi) in Barry R. Weingast and Donald Wittman, eds., Handbook of Political Economy. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).
"The Political Economy Of Law: Decision-Making By Judicial, Legislative, Executive and Administrative Agencies" By McNollgast, in A. Mitchell Polinsky and Stephen Shavel, eds., Law and Economics Handbook (North Holland, forthcoming, 2007).
"Crisis Bureaucracy: Homeland Security and the Political Design of Legal Mandates," (with Dara Kay Cohen and Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar),Stanford Law Review 59 (forthcoming, 2007).
“Constructing Self-Enforcing Federalism in the Early United States and Modern Russia (with Rui J. P. de Figueiredo, Jr., and Michael McFaul) Publius: The Journal of Federalism (2007) 37(2): 160-189.
“The Paradox of Expansionist Judicial Statutory Interpretations” (with Daniel B. Rodriguez) Northwestern University Law Review (2007) 101(3): 1207-55.
“Dysfunctional or Optimal Institutions?: State Debt Limitations, the Structure of State and Local Governments, and the Finance of American Infrastructure,” (with John Joseph Wallis), in Elizabeth Garrett, Elizabeth Graddy and Howell Jackson, eds., Fiscal Challenges: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Budget Policy. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008).
"Administrative Law Agonistes” (McNollgast and Daniel B. Rodriguez), Columbia Law Review Sidebar (April 21, 2008) 108: 15-22. http://www.clrsidebar.org/replies/McNollgast_Rodriguez_Administrative
“The Political-Economy of Law” written by "McNollgast" (with Mathew D. McCubbins and Roger Noll), in A. Mitchell Polinsky and Stephen Shavel, eds., Law and Economics Handbook (North Holland, 2008).
“Second Generation Fiscal Federalism: The Implications of Fiscal Incentives” Journal of Urban Economics (2009, forthcoming).
“Why Developing Countries Prove So Resistant to the Rule of Law,” in Robert L. Nelson, ed., Global Perspectives on the Rule of Law. (New York: Routledge, 2009.)
“Violence and the Rise of Open Access Orders” (with Douglass C. North and John Joseph Wallis), Journal of Democracy (January 2009) 20: 55-68.
“Second Generation Fiscal Federalism: The Implications of Fiscal Incentives” Journal of Urban
Economics (May 2009) 65.
“Agenda Control in Congress: Evidence from Cut Point Estimates and Ideal Point Uncertainty” (with Edward H. Stiglitz) Legislative Studies Quarterly (2010) 35(2): 157-85.
“The Rule of Law Unplugged” (with Mathew D. McCubbins and Daniel B. Rodriguez) in Emory Law
Journal (forthcoming, 2010).
“A Theory of the Politically Independent Judiciary” (with Rebecca Bill-Chavez and John A. Ferejohn), in Gretchen Helmke and Julio Rios-Figueroa, eds., Courts in Latin America. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011)
“The Constitutional Choices of 1787 and Their Consequences” (with Sonia Mittal and Jack N. Rakove), in Douglas Irwin and Richard Sylla, eds., Founding Choices: American Economic Policy in the 1790s. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.)
“Constitutional Stability and the Deferential Court” (with Sonia Mittal). University of Pennsylvania Constitutional Law Journal (forthcoming, 2011).
Why So Much Stability?: Majority Voting, Legislative Institutions, and Gordon Tullock” (with Kenneth A. Shepsle) Public Choice (forthcoming, 2011).
"What is Law? A Coordination Model of the Characteristics of Legal Order" (with Gillian K. Hadfield) Journal of Legal Analysis (forthcoming).
"Self-Enforcing Constitutions: With An Application to Democratic Stability in America's First Century" (with Sonia Mittal). Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization (forthcoming).
“Limited Access Orders: Rethinking the Problems of Development and Violence” (with Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Steven B. Webb). Working Paper, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, June 2010.
"Democratization and Countermajoritarian Institutions: The Role of Power and Constitutional Design In Self-Enforcing Democracy" (with Susan Alberts and Chris Warshaw). Working Paper, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, June 2010.
“Limited Access Orders in the Developing World: A New Approach to the Problems of Development” (with Douglass C. North, John Joseph Wallis, and Steven B. Webb). Policy Research Working Paper 4359, World Bank, Washington, DC, September 2007.
"Equilibrium Impotence: Why the States and Not the American National Government Financed Infrastructure Investment in the Antebellum Era," (with John Wallis), Working Paper, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, October 2005.
"Strategically Speaking: A New Analysis of Presidents Going Public," (with Joshua D. Clinton, David E. Lewis and Stephanie R. Cellini) Working Paper, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, July 2004.
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Vice Chair, Department of Political Science, 1995-96
Chair, Department of Political Science, 1996-2001
Provost's Housing Committee, 1999-2000
Appointments and Promotions Committee, School of Humanities and Sciences, 2000-01
Faculty Senate, 2000-01 (Member, Committee on Committees)
University Advisory Board, 2002-03
Member, Policy and Planning Advisory Committee, School of Humanities and Sciences, 2005-2007