Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is Professor, Deputy Dean for Research & Strategic Initiatives, and Director of the Center for Policy Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago’s Harris School of Public Policy Studies. He is an applied game theorist whose work focuses on political violence--terrorism, insurgency, and rebellion--and on democratic accountability. His research on political violence has appeared in leading journals in both political science and economics, including "Rebel Tactics" (Journal of Political Economy), "Regime Change and Revolutionary Entrepreneurs" (American Political Science Review), "Terrorist Factions" (Quarterly Journal of Political Science), "The Quality of Terror" (American Journal of Political Science), "Conciliation, Counterterrorism, and Patterns of Terrorist Violence" (International Organization), among others. Before coming to Chicago Harris, Bueno de Mesquita taught in the department of political science at Washington University in St. Louis and was a Lady Davis Fellow in political science and visiting fellow in the Center for the Study of Rationality at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Institute of Peace. Bueno de Mesquita received his BA in political science from the University of Chicago and his MA and PhD in political science from Harvard.