Peter Buisseret

I am Assistant Professor at the Harris School of Public Policy, at the University of Chicago. I was previously Assistant Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick. I received my PhD in Politics from Princeton University in 2015.

I work in the fields of political economy, and formal theory.


Address: 1307 E 60th St, Chicago, IL 60637, USA



[1.] The Race to the Base (with Dan Bernhardt and Sinem Hidir) [PDF] Winner of the “Best Paper” Award at the Great Lakes Political Economy Theory Conference 2018

American Economic Review, accepted

[2.] Crashing the Party? Elites, Outsiders, and Elections (with Richard Van Weelden) [PDF]

American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming

[3.] Reelection and Renegotiation: International Agreements in the Shadow of the Polls (with Dan Bernhardt) [PDF]

American Political Science Review, 2018

[4.] Dynamics of Policymaking: Stepping Back to Leap Forward, Stepping Forward to Keep Back (with Dan Bernhardt) [PDF]

American Journal of Political Science, 2017

[5.] Electoral Competition with Entry under Non-Majoritarian Run-off Rules [PDF]

Games and Economic Behavior, 2017

[6.] Electoral Control and the Human Capital of Politicians (with Carlo Prato) [PDF]

Games and Economic Behavior, 2016

[7.] "Together or Apart"? On Joint versus Separate Electoral Accountability [PDF]

The Journal of Politics, 2016

Refereed Conference Publications

[1.] Voting Behavior under Proportional Representation (with Carlo Prato) [PDF]

Journal of Theoretical Politics, Special Conference Issue on "Personalism and the Personal Vote in PR Systems", forthcoming

Work in Progress

[1.] Party Nomination Strategies in List PR systems (with Olle Folke, Carlo Prato, and Johanna Rickne) [PDF] [Under Review]

A previous version won the “CQ Press Award” for best paper on legislative studies at APSA 2017

[2.] Making Elections Work: Accountability with Selection and Control (with Vincent Anesi) [PDF]

[3.] Competing Principals? Legislative Representation in List PR Electoral Systems (with Carlo Prato) [PDF] [Under Review]

[4.] Pandora's Ballot Box: Domestic Politics of Referendums (with Richard Van Weelden) [In Progress]