Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2012-   Donald E. Stokes Professor of Public and International Affairs; Professor of Politics, Princeton University

2008-2012 Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

2004-2008 Associate Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University

2002-2004 Associate Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University

1998-2002 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2001-2002 Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science, California Institute of Technology


EDUCATION

Stanford University
Ph.D., September 1998
Political Economics, Graduate School of Business
Dissertation: “Essays in Executive Branch Policy Influence”

Princeton University
Bachelor of Arts, June 1993
Magna cum Laude in Economics
Certificates in Political Economy, Music Performance


ARTICLES

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Tom S. Clark, and Amy Semet. 2018, forthcoming.      “Judicial Elections, Public Opinion, and Decisions on Lower Salience Issues.”  Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 15(4).

Barber, Michael, Brandice Canes-Wrone, and Sharece Thrower. 2017. “Ideologically Sophisticated Donors: Which Candidates Do Individual Contributors Finance?” American Journal of Political Science 61(2): 271-288.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Michael C. Dorf. 2015. “Measuring the Chilling Effect.”  New York University Law Review 90(4): 1095-1114.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. “From Mass Preferences to Policy.” 2015. Annual Review of Political Science 18: 147-65.

Baker, Scott R., Nicholas Bloom, Brandice Canes-Wrone, Steven J. Davis, and Jonathan Rodden. 2014. “Why Has Policy Uncertainty Risen Since 1960?” American Economic Review Papers & Proceedings 104(5): 56–60.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Tom S. Clark, and Jason P. Kelly. 2014. “Judicial Selection and Death Penalty Decisions.” American Political Science Review 108(1): 23-39.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Jee-Kwang Park. 2014. “Elections, Uncertainty, and Irreversible Investment.” British Journal of Political Science 44(1): 83-106.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Jason P. Kelly. 2013. “The Obama Presidency, Public Position-Taking, and Mass Opinion.” Polity 45(1): 85-104.  

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Jee-Kwang Park. 2012. “Electoral Business Cycles in OECD Countries.” American Political Science Review 106(1): 103-122.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Tom S. Clark, and Jee-Kwang Park. 2012. “Judicial Independence and Retention Elections.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 28(2): 211-234

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, William Minozzi, and Jessica Bonney Reveley. 2011. “Issue Accountability and the Mass Public.” Legislative Studies Quarterly 36(1): 5-35. 

Caldarone, Richard, Brandice Canes-Wrone, and Tom S. Clark. 2009. “Partisan Signals and Democratic Accountability: An Analysis of State Supreme Court Abortion Decisions.” Journal of Politics 29(2): 560-573. 

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2009. “Administrative Politics and the Public Presidency.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 39(1): 25-37.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Tom S. Clark. 2009. “Judicial Independence and Nonpartisan Elections.” Wisconsin Law Review 2009(1): 21-65.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, William Howell and David E. Lewis. 2008. “Toward a Broader Understanding of Presidential Power: A Reevaluation of the Two Presidencies Thesis.” Journal of Politics 70(1): 1-16.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, and Kenneth W. Shotts. 2007. “When Do Elections Induce Ideological Rigidity?” American Political Science Review 101(2): 273-288.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice and Kenneth W. Shotts. 2004. “The Conditional Nature of Presidential Responsiveness to Public Opinion.” American Journal of Political Science 48(4): 690-706.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2004. “The Public Presidency, Personal Approval Ratings, and Policy Making.” Presidential Studies Quarterly 34(3): 477-492.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2003. “Bureaucratic Decisions and the Composition of the Lower Courts.” American Journal of Political Science 47(2): 205-214.

  • Reprinted in Economics of Administrative Law, edited by Susan Rose-Ackerman. 2007. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Press.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice and Scott DeMarchi. 2002. “Presidential Approval and Legislative Success.” Journal of Politics 64(2): 491-509.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, David W. Brady and John F. Cogan. 2002. “Out of Step, Out of Office: Electoral Accountability and House Members’ Voting.” American Political Science Review 96(1): 127-140.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Michael C. Herron and Kenneth W. Shotts. 2001. “Leadership and Pandering: A Theory of Executive Policymaking” American Journal of Political Science 45(3): 532-550.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2001. “The President’s Legislative Influence from Public Appeals.” American Journal of Political Science 45(2): 313-329.

  • Winner of the 1997 Midwest Political Science Association Conference Patrick Fett Award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2001. “A Theory of Presidents’ Public Agenda Setting.” Journal of Theoretical Politics 13(2): 183-208.

Canes, Brandice J. and Harvey S. Rosen. 1995. “Following in Her Footsteps? Women’s Choices of College Majors and Faculty Gender Composition.” Industrial and Labor Relations Review 48(3): 486-504.


BOOKS AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2006. Who Leads Whom? Presidents, Policy, and the Public. University of Chicago Press.

  • Winner of the 2007 American Political Science Association Richard E. Neustadt Award for the Best Book Published on the U.S. Presidency in 2006
  • Subject of an Author meets Critics Panel at the 2006 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2011. "Opportunities and Challenges in Presidential Communications." The Presidency in the 21st Century, Edited by Charles W. Dunn. Lexington, Kentucky: University Press of Kentucky, 101-120.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2009. "Game Theory and the Study of the American Presidency." In Oxford Handbook on the American Presidency, edited by George C. Edwards, III and William Howell. Oxford University Press, 30-51.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice, Julia Rabinovich, and Craig Volden. 2007. "Who Parties? Floor Voting, District Ideology, and Electoral Margins." In Party, Process, and Political Change in Congress, edited by David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins. Stanford University Press.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2006. "The Influence of Congress and the Courts over the Bureaucracy: An Analysis of Wetlands Policy." In The Macropolitics of Congress, edited by Scott Adler and John Lapinksi. Princeton University Press.

Brady, David W., Brandice Canes-Wrone and John F. Cogan. 2000. "Differences in Legislative Voting Behavior between Winning and Losing House Incumbents." In Continuity and Change in House Elections, edited by David W. Brady, John F. Cogan, and Morris P. Fiorina. Stanford University Press.


BOOK REVIEWS

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2010. Review of The Strategic President: Persuasion and Opportunity in Presidential Leadership by George C. Edwards, III (Princeton University Press, 2009). Presidential Studies Quarterly 40(3): 572-574.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2004. Review of On Deaf Ears: The Limits of the Bully Pulpit by George C. Edwards, III (Yale University Press, 2003). Congress and the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies.

Canes-Wrone, Brandice. 2001. "Review of Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power by Chuck M. Cameron (Cambridge University Press, 2000)." Journal of Politics 63: 1317-1318.


SELECT WORKING PAPERS AND RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

“Electoral Cycles and Democratic Development.” With Christian Ponce de Leon. Under Review.

“Campaign Contributions and Donors' Policy Agreement with Presidential Candidates.” With Michael J. Barber and Sharece Thrower. Under Review.

 “Does Money Buy Congressional Love? Individual Donors and Legislative Voting.” With Nathan Gibson. Under Review.

“Party Loyalty and Campaign Contributions.” With Michael J. Barber and Jean-Francois Godbout.

“The Politics of Backlash: Congress and Chinese Direct Investment in the United States.”  With Lauren Mattioli and Sophie Meunier.

“Campaign Contributions and Judicial Decisions.”  With Tom S. Clark and Amy Semet.

 “Has Congressional Responsiveness to Individual Donors Increased Over Time?” With Nathan Gibson.


RESEARCH GRANTS AND HONORS

  • Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2016-
  • Member, Institute for Advanced Study, 2013-14
  • Principal Investigator, National Science Foundation Grant, Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (Grant resided at Princeton for 2011-2012)
  • Board Member, American National Election Studies, 2005-2009, 2010-2014
  • Visiting International Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship, McGill University, October 2010
  • Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, February 2010, March 2007
  • Winner of the 2007 Richard E. Neustadt Award of the American Political Science Association for the best book published on the U.S. presidency in 2006
  • Invited to be a Scheduled Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
  • Faculty Associate, Institute for Policy Research at Northwestern University, 2003-2004
  • Dean’s Faculty Development Award, M.I.T. School of Humanities and Social Science, 1999
  • Science to Achieve Results Graduate Fellowship, Environmental Protection Agency, 1997-98
  • Winner of the Midwest Political Science Association Conference Patrick Fett Award for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency, 1997
  • Olin Foundation Fellowship in Law and Economics, Stanford University Law School, 1996


EDITORIAL BOARDS

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Politics, 2007-2011, 2014-
  • Editorial Board Member, Congress and the Presidency, 2008-
  • Editorial Board Member, Public Choice, 2004-
  • Editorial Board Member, Presidential Studies Quarterly, 2003-
  • Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Political Science, 2006-2014


RECENT INVITED PRESENTATIONS

Caltech (2009); Columbia (2011, 2013); George Mason (2016); Georgetown (2009, 2013); Emory (2013); Harvard (2012); New York University (2016); Stanford (2015); Temple (2011); Université Laval (2010); Université de Montréal (2010); University of British Columbia (2014); University of California, Berkeley (2012); University of Chicago (2014, 2016); University of Indiana, Bloomington (2011); University of Michigan (2009); University of Pittsburgh (2011); University of Rochester (2014); University of Virginia (2010); University of Wisconsin, Madison (2015); Washington University in St. Louis (2016); Yale (2009)


OUTSIDE PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Conference and Section Leadership Positions

  • President, Presidency and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2015-16
  • Vice-President, Presidency and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2014-15
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Presidency and Executive Politics Section of the American Political Science Association, 2013-14
  • Political Economy Council, American Political Science Association, 2008-2011
  • Economic Policy Section Organizer, 2009 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Presidency Section Organizer, 2005 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings

Award Committees

  • Chair, E. E. Schattscheider Award Committee for the Best Doctoral Dissertation in American Government, American Political Science Association 2012-13
  • Herbert A Simon Award Committee, Midwest Political Science Association, 2010-11
  • Presidency Research Group Founders Award Committee, American Political Science Association, 2010-11
  • Chair, Midwest Political Science Association Pi Sigma Alpha Award Committee for the best paper at the 2008 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Chair, Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2005 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2004 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2003 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Selected for the Midwest Political Science Association Patrick Fett Award Committee for the best paper on the scientific study of Congress and the Presidency at the 2002 Midwest Political Science Association Meetings
  • Presidency Research Group Award Committee for Best Graduate Student Paper on the Presidency, 2001-2002
  • American Political Science Association Mancur Olson Award for the for the Best Dissertation on Political Economy, 2001

Peer Review Responsibilities

American Economic Review; American Journal of Political Science; American Political Science Review; American Politics Research; British Journal of Political Science; Cambridge University Press; Economics and Politics; Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization; Journal of Political Psychology; Journal of Politics; Journal of Public Economics; Journal of Public Economic Theory; Journal of Theoretical Politics; Legislative Studies Quarterly; National Science Foundation (Political Science and Economics sections); Perspectives on Politics; Political Behavior; Political Communication; Political Research Quarterly; Presidential Studies Quarterly; Princeton University Press; Public Opinion Quarterly; Social Science Quarterly; State Politics and Policy Quarterly


TEACHING

  • American Political Institutions (Ph.D. Seminar, Princeton University)
  • Money and Influence in Politics (Undergraduate Seminar, Princeton University)
  • Business, Government and Public Policy (Undergraduate Class; Princeton, Northwestern and MIT)
  • Government Decision Making: Empirical Applications of Formal Theory (Ph.D. Seminar, Princeton University)
  • Politics of Public Policy  (MPA Core Class, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University)
  • Domestic Work-Study Program (MPA Class, Princeton University)
  • Presidency (Ph.D. Seminar, Northwestern)
  • Presidency (Undergraduate Lecture, Northwestern)
  • Bureaucracy (Ph.D. Seminar, Northwestern and MIT)
  • Introduction to the American Political Process (Undergraduate Lecture, MIT)
  • Introduction to Game Theory (Combined Undergraduate and Graduate Class, MIT)
  • Executive Branch Politics (Undergraduate Seminar, Caltech)


PH.D. STUDENTS, DISSERTATION ADVISING

 

Ben Johnson, PhD 2018, Princeton. Assistant Professor, Penn State Law.  Primary Advisor.

Lauren Mattioli, PhD expected 2018, Princeton.  Assistant Professor, Boston University. Committee Member.

Mary Kroeger, PhD 2017, Princeton. Assistant Professor, University of Rochester. Committee Member.

Carolyn Abott, PhD 2016, Princeton. Assistant Professor, St. John’s University. Committee Member.  

Alex Bolton, PhD 2015, Princeton. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Emory University. Committee Member.

Michael J. Barber, PhD 2014, Princeton. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Brigham Young University. Primary Advisor.

Sharece Thrower, PhD 2013, Princeton. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Vanderbilt. Primary Advisor.

Deborah Beim, PhD 2013, Princeton. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Yale University. Committee Member.

Steve Rogers, PhD 2013, Princeton. Assistant Professor of Political Science, St. Louis University. Committee Member.

Nicholas Goedert, PhD 2012, Princeton. Assistant Professor of Political Science, Virginia Tech.  Committee Member.

Tom Clark, PhD 2008, Princeton. Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Law, Emory University. Committee Member.  

J. F. Godbout, PhD 2007, Northwestern. Professor of Political Science, University of Montreal. Committee Member.

Brandon Rottinghaus, PhD 2005, Northwestern. Professor of Political Science, University of Houston.

 


RECENT DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE

  • 2015-18, Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • 2016-18, Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Politics
  • 2014-15 Chair, American Politics Search Committee
  • 2014-15 Graduate Program and Admissions Committee, Department of Politics
  • 2014-15 Undergraduate Committee, Woodrow Wilson School
  • 2014-15 Self-study Committee, Woodrow Wilson School
  • 2012-13 Acting Vice Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs
  • 2012 (Spring) Search Committee for Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School
  • 2010-2012 Faculty Chair, Undergraduate Program Committee, Woodrow Wilson School
  • 2011-2012, 2010-2011 American Politics Search Committee, Politics Department
  • 2011-2012 Elected Member of the Politics Department Chair’s Advisory Council
  • 2010-2011 Search Committee for Dean of the College