Justin Fox, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Political Science

Justin Fox, Ph.D., University of Rochester, 2004, is Associate Professor of Political Science and resident fellow of the Institution for Social and Policy Studies and the Center for the Study of American Politics.

His research applies game theory to the study of American political institutions, focusing on questions of institutional desigh. His current work examines how the prospect of judicial invalidation of legislation affects the quality and extremity of bills lawmakers craft. Past work has dealt with the influence of campaign giving on policymaking, the effects of partisanship on checks and balances, the influences of transparency on policymaking, and the means by which legislative delegation to the bureaucracy can undermine the accountability relationship between legislators and voters.

His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Jouranl of Public Economics, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Analysis, and Public Choice.

His teaching has included courses on elections and representation, institutional design, political economy (with a focus on models of political agency), and game theory.

He can be reached at justin.fox@yale.edu