Norman Schofield

Professor of Political Science
Norman Schofield

Norman Schofield is Director of the Center in Political Economy, the William R. Taussig Professor of Political Economy, and Professor in the Departments of Economics and Political Science. He is currently working on topics in the theory of social choice, political economy, and democracy. In 2003-4 he was the Fulbright distinguished professor at Humboldt University in Berlin, and has recently held fellowships at ICER in Turin, and at the Hoover Institution at Stanford. In Spring 2008 he was the visiting Leitner Professor at Yale University.

His earlier books include Multiparty Government (with Michael Laver, in 1990), Social Choice and Democracy (1985), and three co-edited volumes: Political Economy: Institutions, Information, and Representation (1993) ,and Social Choice, Welfare and Ethics (1995), (both with Cambridge University Press), and Collective Decision Making (Kluwer, 1996). His more recent books include Mathematical Methods in Economics and Social Choice ( Springer in 2003). Architects of Political Change (2006), Multiparty Democracy (with Itai Sened, 2006), both with Cambridge University Press, The Spatial Model of Politics (Routledge, 2008), and The Political Economy of Democracy and Tyranny (Oldenbourg. 2009). He just co-edited a special issue of Social Choice and Welfare on Elections and Bargaining. A book entitled Leadership or Chaos, with Gallego, includes analyses of elections in Britain, Canada, the US, Turkey,  Russia and Poland, and was published by Springer in August 2011.  Two co-edited volumes on political economy, one with Caballero and one with Falaschetti and Rutten, were published by Springer and Routledge, respectively, in July 2011. He has been the recipient of a number of NSF awards, most recently one on electoral politics and regime change.

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