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Ken Shotts

Ken Shotts

Title: The David S. and Ann M. Barlow Professor of Political Economy Professor of Political Science

Company: The Stanford Graduate School of Business

Location: Stanford, CA

Educational Background:

PhD in Political Economy, Stanford GSB, 1999
BA in Political Science, Stanford University, 1993

Huntsman School Interactions:

Special Presentation - November 12, 2014


Ken Shotts is the David S. and Ann M. Barlow Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Professor Shotts received his BA in Political Science from Stanford in 1993 and his PhD from the GSB in 1999. In addition to his time at the Stanford, he has taught at Northwestern and the University of Michigan and has been a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution and Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Professor Shotts has used 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, racial redistricting, and the politics of regulatory enforcement. He is currently doing research on several topics, including electoral challengers, competitive policy entrepreneurship, and the politics and economics of industry-level self-regulation.