Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs
- political institutions
- political economy
- judicial politics
- the US presidency
Brandice Canes-Wrone received her AB from Princeton in 1993, a Ph.d. from Stanford, 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.
Professor Canes-Wrone has taught classes including Business, Government, and Public Policy; The Presidency; The Politics of Public Policy; Housing Policy; and American Political Institutions. Canes-Wrone is also active in service to the discipline. She is a Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded Empirical Implications of Theoretical Methods and serves on the boards of the American National Election Studies, American Journal of Political Science, Public Choice, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency.