Hoover Announces 2009–10 National Fellows

Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Stanford
National fellows
National fellows

The Hoover Institution’s annual postdoctoral W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National Fellows have been named for the 2009–10 academic year.

Since the program was established in 1971, more than 460 fellowships have been awarded. Fellows use their time away from teaching to enhance their professional careers by completing an original, significant research project at the Institution.

Hoover deputy director David Brady, assisted by Cheryl Weissbart, administers the program. Some fellowships are endowed by Hoover Institution supporters, as noted below. This year’s participants, academic affiliations, and research topics are

Attila Ambrus
Department of Economics, Harvard University
Ambrus will be working on “Compensated Discount Functions; Contract Enforcement in Social Networks; Bargaining over Policy Outcomes” during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.

Elizabeth Beaumont
Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota
Beaumont will be working on “A Republic of Rights: The Role of Public Guardianship of Rights in American Constitutional Development” during her fellowship. Her residency dates are August 1, 2009, through May 30, 2010.

Christophe Crombez
Department of Business and Economics, University of Leuven
Crombez will be working on “Trade Policy, Interest Groups, and Transatlantic Relations” during his fellowship. His nonresidency fellowship runs from September 2009 through June 2010.

Peter Dolton
Department of Economics, University of London, Royal Holloway
Dolton will be working on “Do Better-Paid Teachers Produce Better Students and Does It Matter?” during his fellowship. Dolton received the John Stauffer National Fellowship in Public Policy; his residency dates are February through March 10, 2010.

Dino Falaschetti
College of Law, Florida State University
Falaschetti will research democratic governance and economic performance, focusing on how accountability can go too far in politics, law, and business.

Erica Field
Department of Economics, Harvard University
Field will be working on “Studies in Economic History and Demography” during her fellowship. Her residency dates are September 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010.

Alexander Galetovic
Department of Economics, Universidad de los Andes
Galetovic will be working on “Market Reforms in Chile, 1973–2008: Why Did They Work and What Can We Learn from Them?” during his fellowship. His residency dates are December 2009, through March 2010.

Thomas Koenig
Department of Political Science, University of Mannheim
Koenig will be working on “The Principles of European Integration” during his fellowship. His residency date is fall 2009.

Thad Kousser
Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego
Kousser will be working on “The Hidden Power of American Governors” during his fellowship. Kousser received the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship; his residency dates are August 15, 2009, through August 1, 2010.

Victor Menaldo
Department of Political Science, University of Washington
Menaldo will be working on “Advancing the Study of the Politics of Redistribution” during his fellowship. His nonresidency fellowship runs from September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.

Kris Mitchener
Department of Economics, Santa Clara University
Mitchener will be working on “Sovereign Borrowing: Lessons from the First Era of Globalization” during his fellowship. His residency dates are September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.

Gabriella Montinola
Department of Political Science, University of California, Davis
Montinola will be working on “A Closer Look at Foreign Aid and Political Survival” during her fellowship. Montinola received the Edward Teller National Fellowship; her residency dates are September 1, 2009, through December 31, 2009.

Azeem Shaikh
Department of Economics, University of Chicago
Shaikh will be working on “Measuring the Cost of Large-Scale Adoption of Energy from Renewable Resources” during his fellowship. Shaikh received the Arch W. Shaw National Fellowship; his residency dates are September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.

Yuri Slezkine
Department of History, University of California, Berkeley
Slezkine will be working on “Moscow’s House of Government” during his fellowship. Slezkine received the William C. Bark National Fellowship; his residency dates are September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.

Terry Sullivan
Department of Political Science, University of North Carolina
Sullivan will be working on “Making a Difference: Political Tradecraft in Presidential Leadership” during his fellowship. His residency dates are November 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.

Bruce Thornton
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures, California State University, Fresno
Thornton will be working on “The Anatomy of Appeasement: From Ancient Greece to the War on Terror” during his fellowship. Thornton received the Susan Louise Dyer Peace Fellowship; his residency dates are September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2010.

Ludger Woessmann
Department of Economics, University of Munich
Woessmann will be working on “Educational Achievement and the Economic Growth of Nations” during his fellowship. His residency dates are January through July 2010.