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


Working Papers

[1.] The Race to the Base (with Dan Bernhardt and Sinem Hidir) [PDF]

Revise and Resubmit, American Economic Review.

Winner of the “Best Paper” Award at the Great Lakes Political Economy Theory Conference 2018

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

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

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

[4.] Competing Principals? Legislative Representation in List PR Electoral Systems (with Carlo Prato) [under revision, new version coming soon]

Published Papers

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

American Journal of Political Science, forthcoming

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

American Political Science Review, 2018

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

American Journal of Political Science, 2017

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

Games and Economic Behavior, 2017

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

Games and Economic Behavior, 2016

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

The Journal of Politics, 2016