D. R. (Rod) Kiewiet
Professor of Political Science
Rod Kiewiet has written four books and dozens of articles, and he has served on several editorial boards and executive councils. His research interests span a variety of topics in politics, history, and public policy. Much of his work uses empirical analyses to better understand questions in formal political theory. He is currently writing a book on the history of public school finance. He also maintains an interest in the role of quantitative analysis in the world of sports. He served as a consultant on the film Moneyball, and co-taught a freshman seminar called "The Theory and Practice of Moneyball" with Fred Claire, former general manager of the Dodgers.
Papers that nobody seems to be reading, but Professor Kiewiet thinks you might enjoy...
- "The Impact of State Supreme Court Decisions on Public School Finance," with Sarah Hill. 2015. Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 31:61-92.
- "Rationality and Rationalistic Choice in the California Recall," with R. Michael Alvarez. 2009. British Journal of Political Science 39:267-90.
- "Voter Rationality and Democratic Government," with Andrea Mattozzi. 2008. Critical Review 20:313-26.
- "Vote Trading in the First Federal Congress? James Madison and the Compromise of 1790." In Sam Kernell, (ed.), James Madison: The Theory and Practice of Republican Government. 2003. Stanford: Stanford University Press.
- Congressional Quarterly Press Award (shared with Matthew D. McCubbins) for the outstanding paper in legislative politics presented at the preceding Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association (1986)
- Gladys M. Kammerer Award (shared with Matthew D. McCubbins) for the best book on U.S. national policy, American Political Science Association (1992)
- University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts Alumni Fellow (2002)