David Brady

Deputy Director / Davies Family Senior Fellow
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American Academy of Arts and Sciences
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David Brady is deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He is also the Bowen H. and Janice Arthur McCoy Professor of Political Science and Leadership Values in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a professor of political science in the School of Humanities and Sciences at the university. He has published eight books and more than a hundred papers in journals and books.

Among his most recent publications are Leadership and Growth (World Bank Publications, 2010) coedited with Michael Spence, Revolving Gridlock: Politics and Policy from Carter to Bush II (Westview Press, 2006), and Red and Blue Nation? Characteristics and Causes of America’s Polarized Politics with Pietro Nivola (Brookings Institution Press, 2007).

Brady has been on continuing appointment at Stanford University since 1987. He was associate dean from 1997 to 2001 at Stanford University; a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences from 1985 to 1986 and again in 2001–2; and the Autrey Professor at Rice University, 1980–87.

In 1987 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He won the Dinkelspiel Award for service to undergraduates, the Richard Lyman Prize for service to alumni, and the first Phi Beta Kappa Teaching Award given at Stanford.

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Flex Time

by Michael Spence, David Bradyvia Hoover Digest
Wednesday, July 9, 2014

How to retain a vibrant economy in a politically dysfunctional system? Embrace flexibility.

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Polarization, Broken Government, and the 2014 National Election

by David Bradyvia Fellow Talks
Monday, May 5, 2014

David Brady, the deputy director and Davies Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discusses the state of US governance in his talk entitled “Polarization, Broken Government, and the 2014 National Election.”

US Economy
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Politics-Proof Economies?

by Michael Spence, David Bradyvia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Governments’ inability to act decisively to address their economies’ growth, employment, and distributional challenges has emerged as a major source of concern almost everywhere. In the United States, in particular, political polarization, congressional gridlock, and irresponsible grandstanding have garnered much attention, with many worried about the economic consequences.

US Political Parties
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Sure, Congress is Polarized. But Other Legislatures Are More So.

by David Bradyvia The Monkey Cage (Washington Post)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

If polarization is an American problem, why is it higher in other countries?

Breaking Chain
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Is the U.S. Government Really Broken?

by David Bradyvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, February 3, 2014

The shutdown of the federal government last fall exacerbated the cries of those who maintain that the U.S.

US Political Parties
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Our Politics May Be Polarized. But That’s Nothing New.

by David Brady, Hahrie Hanvia The Monkey Cage (Washington Post)
Thursday, January 16, 2014

HIstorical data show that polarization is the norm in American politics.

Capitol Building
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Why Are Governments Paralyzed?

by David Brady, Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

It is no secret that the global economy is struggling. Europe is in the midst of a crisis whose root cause is a structurally flawed monetary and economic union. The United States, emerging slowly from a financial crisis and widespread deleveraging, is experiencing a growth slowdown, a persistent employment problem, an adverse shift in income distribution, and structural challenges, with little effective or decisive policy action.
 

2012 In Perspective: David Brady joins Russ Roberts on EconTalk

by David Bradyvia Advancing a Free Society
Monday, July 23, 2012

Earlier this week, David Brady, Professor of Political Science and the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, sat down with EconTalk host and Ho

Independents’ Day

by David Bradyvia Advancing a Free Society
Saturday, April 7, 2012

By David W. Brady and Douglas Rivers

New Hampshire voter John Hogan

Independents' Day

by David Brady, Douglas Riversvia Hoover Digest
Friday, April 6, 2012

Win over those “none of the above” voters, and you win the White House. By David W. Brady and Douglas Rivers.

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