|Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ken Shotts is the David and Ann Barlow Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received his BA in Political Science from Stanford in 1993 and his PhD from the GSB in 1999. He has taught at Northwestern and the University of Michigan and has been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution and Princeton. His research uses game theory to analyze how elections and political institutions influence policy choices made by government officials. He has published papers on presidential leadership, term limits, political risk, and the politics of regulatory enforcement. He is currently doing research on several topics, including electoral accountability, policy entrepreneurship, and industry-level self-regulation.