Nicole Bacharan is a historian and political analyst. She is a fellow at the Fondation nationale des Sciences Politiques, a board member of the Rendez-vous de l’Histoire de Blois, and keynote or featured speaker at major conferences. She is a frequent expert commentator for top-tier French, American, Belgian, Swiss, and Italian television and radio stations (including TF1, France 2, Europe1, CNN, NBC, and NPR) and regularly publishes op-eds in national and international newspapers and magazines.
Her publications include more than a dozen books on international politics, the United States, and transatlantic affairs, as well as several educational novels for children and young adults. Her most recent books are Le guide des élections américaines (Perrin, 2012) and 11-Septembre: le jour du chaos (with Dominique Simonnet, Perrin, 2011).
She holds advanced degrees from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris, the Collège d’Europe de Bruges, and the law school at the Sorbonne in Paris. In 2008, she was awarded the French Legion of Honor.
Craig Bernthal was a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2012–2013 at the Hoover Institution.
Lisa Blaydes is an assistant professor in the political science department at Stanford who specializes in comparative politics and politics of the Middle East. She is the author of Elections and Distributive Politics in Mubarak’s Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2011). Her articles have appeared in theAmerican Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Middle East Journal, and World Politics. She holds degrees in international relations (BA, MA) from Johns Hopkins University and in political science (PhD) from the University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Blaydes received the 2009 Gabriel Almond Award for best dissertation in the field of comparative politics from the American Political Science Association. She has also been an academy scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies.
Michael D. Bordo was a W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellow for 2011–12 and 2012–2013 at the Hoover Institution.
Russell Boyer has been in the economics department of the University of Western Ontario for more than four decades, maintaining his interest throughout in the structure of the open economy macromodel. During this period he has had leaves to attend the London School of Economics, Carnegie Mellon University, the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, and the School of Economics at the University of New South Wales.
Boyer has published in the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Journal of Monetary Economics, as well as in numerous conference volumes. Boyer was a visiting fellow at the Milton Friedman Institute during the 2010–11 academic year. During his time as a national fellow at Hoover, Boyer intends to continue the research that he has conducted during the past ten years into the interactions among Friedman, Johnson, and Mundell, specifically on the macrotopics that were current during the time they were together at the University of Chicago.
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Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman is the Dwight Stanford Professor of American Foreign Relations at San Diego State University. She is the author, most recently, of American Umpire, which traces the origins and evolution of US foreign policy from 1776 to 2013. Her other books include The Rich Neighbor Policy: Kaiser and Rockefeller in Brazil, which won the Allan Nevis and Stuart Bernath Prizes, and Broken Promises: A Novel of the Civil War, which won the San Diego Book Award and received Director’s Mention for the Langum Prize in American Historical Fiction. Professor Cobbs Hoffman has written op-eds for the New York Times and Los Angeles Times and has done archival research on four continents. She previously taught at University College Dublin, where she held the Mary Ball Washington Chair as a Fulbright Distinguished Professor. Professor Cobbs Hoffman is currently conducting research on Alexander and Eliza Hamilton in the era of the American and French Revolutions.
Songying Fang is an assistant professor of political science at Rice University. Her research focuses on how international institutions influence state behavior. Her work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, International Organization, and Quarterly Journal of Political Science. While at Hoover, she will study how the relationships between different types of regimes may affect international conflict. Professor Fang received her PhD from the University of Rochester and was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Minnesota before joining the faculty at Rice University. She was also a fellow at the Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, and co-organized the “International Political Economy and China” conference in 2008 in Beijing sponsored by the Niehaus Center.
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Brian J. Gaines is a professor at the University of Illinois, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He received a BA with honors from the University of British Columbia and his AM and PhD from Stanford University, where he was also the playing president of the ice hockey club. Most of his research deals with elections, electoral rules, and public opinion; his recent work has appeared in such outlets as the American Statistician, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Political Analysis. With Wendy Cho and Jake Bowers, he coedits the Political Methodologist; since July 2011, he has been the editor of American Politics Research. Between 2005 and 2007, he completed marathons on all seven continents.
James Gimpel is a professor in the Department of Government at the University of Maryland, College Park. His areas of interest include political geography, voting and opinion, political campaigns, and the politics of immigration policy. He has written recent articles on the mobilization of volunteers and donors in political campaigns, as well as on the redistribution of the electorate through population mobility. His ongoing research involves the study of campaign contributions and new uses of geographic analysis tools (software) to study politics and policy.
He consults regularly with political campaigns, interest groups, and 527 organizations on political mobilization and the evaluation of campaign tactics.
He served as editor of American Politics Research, a peer-reviewed political science journal, for eight years and worked on Capitol Hill in the US Senate for two years. Gimpel holds a PhD in political science from the University of Chicago.
Colonel Hidetada Inatsuki is a member of the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF). He graduated from the National Defense Academy and the Command and Staff College of Japan. He is also a graduate of the fifty-eighth regular course of the National Institute for Defense Studies of Japan, where he has done research on how the 1960s security struggle in Japan was affected by the student movement.
His military tours include flying F-16s as an exchange instructor pilot in the US Air Force and as an F-2 squadron commander in the JASDF. Through his staff assignments at the Joint and Air Staff Office, Ministry of Defense, he served as an F-2 program manager, an assistant chief of the defense plan and policies section, and as a chief of the joint exercise and support section. He is a command pilot with nearly three thousand hours in the Mitsubishi F-1, F-16, and F-2 aircraft.
His research area is how security is influenced by India’s deepening military presence in Asia, including Japan and other nations.
Sandra Kuntz Ficker is a professor of economic history at El Colegio de México. She has been a visiting research fellow at the University of Chicago (1989 - 90) and the University of California, San Diego (1997 - 98) and the Tinker Visiting Professor at Stanford University (1999) and at the University of Texas at Austin (2008). She is general secretary of the Mexican Economic History Association. Her research deals with the economic history of Mexico from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century, particularly the economic impact of railroads, Mexico’s foreign trade and commercial policy, and Mexico’s economic development during the first globalization (1870 - 1930). Her recent publications include El comercio exterior de México en la era del capitalismo liberal, 1870 - 1929 (El Colegio de México, 2007); Las exportaciones mexicanas durante la primera globalización, 1870 - 1929 (El Colegio de México, 2010); and (as editor) Historia económica general de México.De la colonia a nuestros días (El Colegio de México, 2010). Her articles in English include “From Structuralism to New Institutional Economics: The Impact of Theory on the Study of Foreign Trade in Latin America,” Latin American Research Review 40, no. 3 (2005).
Kalina Manova is an assistant professor of economics at Stanford University, an NBER faculty research fellow, a CESifo affiliate, a member of the International Growth Centre at the LSE, and a faculty fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, SIEPR, and IRiSS. She spent the 2009–10 academic year as a Kenen Research Scholar at the Princeton Department of Economics. In 2012, she was received an Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs from the Kiel Institute for World Economy. She received her AB, AM, and PhD degrees in economics from Harvard University.
Manova's research focuses on the economics of international trade and investment. Her work has explored the consequences of financial frictions for firms' export participation, multinational activity, the level and composition of countries' trade flows, and trade performance during crisis episodes. She has also studied how firms' product quality and position along global value-added chains affect their export success.
Andrew Reeves is an assistant professor of political science at Boston University. He studies the relationship between electoral institutions and policy outcomes with a focus on the presidency. His recent research makes two central claims: first, that presidents are increasingly held accountable for local political phenomena in addition to broad macroeconomic outcomes; second, that presidents respond by targeting specific constituencies with resources such as federal grants, presidential disaster declarations, and campaign expenditures. He is currently completing a book manuscript related to this project.
Leena Rudanko is an assistant professor of economics at Boston University, and a faculty research fellow of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She received her PhD from the University of Chicago in 2007; her research has been published in leading economics journals.
She is a macroeconomist with a special interest in frictional markets with long-term trading relationships. She has studied the implications of long-term wage contracting on cyclical fluctuations in unemployment and job creation, as well as the impact of limited insurance against the risk of job loss on the same. At Hoover she will be working on two projects: the impact of labor unions on the aggregate economy and the implications of frictional product markets for firm dynamics, both theoretically and empirically, as well as their implications for the economy as a whole.
Daron Shaw received his BA and PhD degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles, before joining the faculty at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall of 1994. His most recent book is Unconventional Wisdom (Oxford University Press), which empirically reconsiders such electoral phenomena as popular perceptions of turnout, swing voting, the gender gap, and youth voting. His previous book, The Race to 270 (Chicago University Press), analyzes the effects of TV advertising and candidate visits on the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections. Professor Shaw has also published articles on public opinion and voting, election campaigns, and other topics in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Political Communication, British Journal of Political Science, Political Behavior, Political Research Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Public Opinion Quarterly, PS: Political Science, Party Politics, Electoral Studies, and American Politics Research.
Vladislav M. Zubok is a professor of history at Temple University in Philadelphia. His numerous publications include Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War: From Stalin to Khrushchev (with C. Pleshakov) (Harvard University Press, 1996), A Failed Empire: The Soviet Union in the Cold War from Stalin to Gorbachev (University of North Carolina Press, 2007), and Zhivago’s Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia (Belknap Press, 2009).He has also received numerous fellowships and professional awards, including the Lionel Gelber and Marshall Schulman Prizes. In the past he was a fellow at the National Security Archive at the University of George Washington and a fellow at the Cold War International History Project at the Wilson Center for International Fellows. In 1995 - 98 he was one of the principal consultants of the CNN 24-part series Cold War. Zubok currently runs the Carnegie Corporation’s International Summer School Project for Social Sciences and Humanities for young educators in the post-Soviet space.