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Romesh Vaitilingam

Romesh Vaitilingam is an economics writer and communications consultant, and the editor of CentrePiece, the magazine of LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and editor-in-chief of the Economics Observatory. He is also a member of the editorial board of VoxEU. Romesh is the author of numerous articles and several successful books, including The Financial Times Guide to Using the Financial Pages (FT-Prentice Hall), now in its sixth edition (2011). As a specialist in translating economic and financial concepts into everyday language, Romesh has advised a number of institutions, including the Royal Economic Society, the European Economic Association, the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the IGM Forum’s Economic Experts Panels based at the University of Chicago. In 2003, he was awarded an MBE for services to economic and social science.He tweets at @econromesh.

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Mona Vakilifathi – New York University

Mona Vakilifathi is an Assistant Professor in the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University. Her research interests include US state politics, lawmaking, and charter schools.

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jace-valcore-80x108Jace L. Valcore University of Houston Downtown

Jace L. Valcore, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Houston Downtown in Houston, Texas.  Their research focuses on equity and equality in criminal justice and social policy, specifically in regards to the LGBTQ population.  Their most recent publication, discussed here, appears in Criminal Justice Policy Review.

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Inés Valdez – Ohio State University

Inés Valdez is a political theorist and an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the Ohio State University. She is currently a Humboldt Stiftung Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg in Delmenhorst (Germany). Her book Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft will be published by Cambridge University Press in May of 2019.

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Robert Valletta 80x108Robert G. Valletta – Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

Robert Valletta is a Vice President in the Economic Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. His research is primarily in the field of labor economics, including topics such as long-term unemployment, job mobility and job security, income inequality and poverty, and the effects of public assistance programs and employer-provided health insurance on labor market outcomes.

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Joel Vallett – Southern Utah University

Joel Vallett is on the faculty at Southern Utah University (SUU) and teaches in the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program. Joel’s research interests center around policy incentives as a driving force for policy implementation, success, and ethical decision-making. He has published articles in policy journals such as the Policy Studies Journal and Administration and Society. Joel has continued to implement applied learning in the classroom and looks forward to helping his students develop into committed public administrators.

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Kathryn VanderMolen 80x108Kathryn VanderMolen University of Missouri

Kathryn VanderMolen is a Ph.D. candidate and Kinder dissertation fellow at the University of Missouri. Her research interests focus on questions of institutional design and representation in the American states. She will be joining the University of Tampa as an assistant professor of political science in Fall 2016.

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Amy Vanderveer – University of Oklahoma

Amy Vanderveer  is an undergraduate research fellow at the Carl Albert Congressional Research and Studies Center at the University of Oklahoma. 

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Mallory VanMeeter – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mallory VanMeeter (they/she) is a PhD candidate in Civil Society and Community Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Their research agenda explores the role of community and informal social safety nets in youth homelessness prevention. Her dissertation research looks at the shared housing experiences of youth facing homelessness across five communities in the U.S.

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Monica Varsanyi 80x108Monica W. Varsanyi – CUNY

Monica Varsanyi is Associate Professor of Political Science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, and a member of the Doctoral Faculty in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center.  Her research and teaching interests include immigration law and policy and urban politics.  Her edited volume, Taking Local Control:  Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States was published by Stanford University Press in 2010.

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Lynn Vavreck 80x108Lynn Vavreck – UCLA

Lynn Vavreck is Professor of Political Science and Communication Studies at UCLA. She has published four books on presidential campaigns including The Message Matters: The Economy And Presidential Campaigns and The Gamble: Choice And Chance In The 2012 Presidential Election, portions of which she and John Sides wrote and released in real time during the 2012 election.  She is the originator of the Cooperative Campaign Analysis Project and a contributing columnist to The Upshot at The New York Times.

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Renee van Vechten 80x108Renée Van Vechten – University of Redlands

Renée Bukovchik Van Vechten earned her doctorate in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine. She is an associate professor at the University of Redlands in southern California, where she specializes in teaching, researching, and writing about U.S. and California politics, with particular focus on legislative processes. Her text, California Politics: A Primer, is going into its fourth edition (CQ Press, 2016), and presages a more comprehensive, forthcoming textbook (The Logic of California Politics).

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Arnold Vedlitz – Texas A&M University
Dr. Arnold Vedlitz is holder of the Bob Bullock Chair in Government and Public Policy and director of the Institute for Science, Technology and Public Policy (ISTPP) in The Bush School of Government and Public Service, at Texas A&M University. His teaching and research focus on science and technology policy, minority politics, public policy, inter-group conflict, American political behavior, urban politics, and political psychology.

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Andrea VedolinAndrea Vedolin – LSE Department of Finance

Andrea Vedolin is an assistant professor in the Department of Finance  at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research focuses on theoretical and empirical asset pricing.

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Andrés Velasco – LSE School of Public Policy

Andrés Velasco is Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at the London School of Economics. He held earlier professorial roles at the Harvard Kennedy School, Columbia University and New York University. He served as the Minister of Finance of Chile between 2006 and 2010. In 2017-18 he was a member of the G20 Eminent Persons Group on Global Financial Governance. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Yale University and a Ph.D. in economics from Columbia University.

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Jesus Velasco – Tarleton State University

Jesus Velasco is the Joe and Teresa Long Endowed Chair in Social Sciences at Tarleton State University. He is the editor of American Presidential Elections in Comparative Perspective: The World is Watching(2019), and author of Neoconservatives in US Foreign Policy Under Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush: Voices Behind the Throne (2010).

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María B. Vélez – University of New Mexico

María B. Vélez is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. Her work focuses on understanding how racial and economic inequalities pattern urban crime at the individual, neighborhood, and city levels.  She also seeks to understand how larger political and economic contexts shape neighborhood dynamics relate to crime.

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 Chander Velu – University of Cambridge

Chander Velu is a lecturer in economics of industrial systems at Cambridge University’s engineering department (Institute of Manufacturing) and fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge. His research areas include innovation and technology management, especially in business models. He has recently been awarded an EPSRC fellowship to examine business model innovation, digital technologies and productivity.

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Anastasia Veneti – Bournemouth University

Anastasia Veneti is a Principal Academic in the School of Media at Bournemouth University. Her research interests lay at the intersection of media and politics.

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Homer Venters – New York University

Homer Venters is a physician, epidemiologist, and New York University professor. He is President of Community Oriented Correctional Health Services. Previously, he was the Director of Programs for Physicians for Human Rights and the Chief Medical Officer for the NYC Jail system. Author of Life and Death in Rikers Island and over 50 peer-reviewed publications, his work has been cited by the US Supreme Court and led to testimony before Congress. Twitter: @homerventers

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rajesh-venugopal-80x108Rajesh Venugopal – LSE International Development

Rajesh Venugopal is an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics. He tweets at @rajeshvenugopal.

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Matías Vernengo 80x108Matías Vernengo – Bucknell University

Matías Vernengo is an Associate Professor at Bucknell University. He has co-authored one book, edited four books and published over fifty academic and popular articles, and contributes to the blogs Naked Keynesianism and Triple Crisis. He is also the co-editor of the Review of Keynesian Economics (ROKE). His methodological view emphasizes the importance of the history of ideas for the development of economic theory, and is based on the surplus approach of the classical political economy authors and Marx, as reinterpreted by Sraffa, and the heterodox followers of Keynes, like Kalecki and Kaldor.

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Elena Vesselinov 80x108Elena Vesselinov – City University of New York

Elena Vesselinov is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY. Her research has focused on urban and spatial inequality, including gated communities, residential segregation, and mixed-income neighborhoods. She is also interested in comparative urbanization, environmental justice and sustainability.

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Jonas Vetter  ECSI Consulting

Jonas Vetter is manager at ECSI Consulting and based in Milan.

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Frank Vibert – LSE Government

Frank Vibert is senior visiting fellow at the LSE Government Department. He is the founder director of the European Policy Forum, and was senior advisor at the World Bank and senior fellow at the United Nations University WIDER Institute, Helsinki. His latest books are The New Regulatory Space: Reframing Democratic Governance(Edward Elgar 2014, forthcoming), Democracy and Dissent; The Challenge of International Rule Making (Edward Elgar, 2011), and The Rise of the Unelected: Democracy and the New Separation of Powers (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

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Jelena Vicic – University of Cincinnati

Jelena Vicic is a PhD candidate at the University of Cincinnati and an Ohio Cyber Range Institute Pre-doctoral Fellow.

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Chris VickersChris Vickers – Auburn University

Chris Vickers is Assistant Professor of Economics at Auburn University, Alabama. He joined the department in 2013 after finishing his Ph.D. at Northwestern University. Dr. Vickers’ research interests are in economic history and applied microeconomics.

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James Vickery 80x108James Vickery – Federal Reserve Bank of New York

James Vickery is an Assistant Vice President in the Research and Statistics Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Mr Vickery’s research focuses on financial intermediation and banking; topics include capital adequacy, scale economies in banking, mortgage design, interbank markets, and bank organizational complexity.

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Jennifer Nicoll Victor – George Mason University

Jennifer Victor is associate professor of Political Science and Director of Undergraduate Programs at Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. She is the coauthor of Bridging the Information Gap: Legislative Member Organizations in the United States and European Union (2013) and co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Political Networks (2017). Her research on legislative politics, political parties and organized groups has been published in the British Journal of Political Science, American Journal of Political Science, American Politics Research, and elsewhere.

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Fernanda Vidal – Universersidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico

Fernanda Vidal is a Post-doctoral Researcher at the  Universersidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.

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Matt VidalMatt Vidal – King’s College London

Matt Vidal is Senior Lecturer in Work and Organizations, King’s College London, School of Management & Business. He is author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on work, management and comparative political economy, along with two books: Organizing Prosperity (EPI) and editor (with Marco Hauptmeier) of Comparative Political Economy of Work (Palgrave). Matt is editor-in-chief of “Work in Progress,” a blog of the American Sociological Association on the economy, work and inequality.

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D Xavier Medina Vidal 80x108Xavier Medina Vidal – University of Arkansas

Xavier Medina Vidal is Diane D. Blair Professor of Latino Studies at the University of Arkansas. He studies Hispanic/Latino political thought and behavior, Mexican politics, race and ethnic politics, and state politics and policymaking.

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Carlos J Vilalta 80x108Carlos J. Vilalta – Centre for Economic Research and Education (CIDE) – Mexico City

Carlos J. Vilalta is a Research Professor at the Center for Economic Research and Education (CIDE). He studies the spatial and temporal elements of crime and fear of crime prevention policies and prison populations. He is also a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge, UK.

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Ferdi De Ville 80x108Ferdi De Ville – Ghent University
Ferdi De Ville is Lecturer in Politics at Ghent University.His research interests include international trade, and European social, environmental and consumer protection.

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Richard Vining 80x108Richard L. Vining, Jr. – University of Georgia

Richard L. Vining, Jr., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the interaction of American courts with other institutions including the media.

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Neil Visalvanich – Durham University

Neil Visalvanich is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Durham University. Neil focuses on studying politics in America, and is particularly interested in the politics of campaigns and elections, as well as the influence of racial and ethnic diversity on political institutions, mass political behavior, and public opinion.

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Domenic Vitiello – University of Pennsylvania

Domenic Vitiello is an Associate Professor of City Planning and Urban Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. His research on immigration compares civil society and community development in diverse newcomer and receiving communities.

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David Voas 80x108David Voas University College London

David Voas is Professor and Head of the Department of Social Science at UCL Institute of Education, University College London. His research focuses on religious change, and on beliefs, values and attitudes more generally, in developed societies. He is on the leadership group of the European Values Study and is co-director of British Religion in Numbers.

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Morgan Vogel – University of Nebraska at Omaha

Morgan Vogel is a second-year doctoral student in the School of Public Administration at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her primary research interest is the motivations and ethics of public and nonprofit practitioners.

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Igor Vojnovic – Michigan State University

Dr. Igor Vojnovic is a Professor in the Department of Geography, Environment and Spatial Sciences at Michigan State University. He also holds appointments in the School of Planning, Design and Construction and the Global Urban Studies Program. His main area of research focuses on urban (re)development processes, involving a range of issues, including urban governance, gentrification, infrastructure investment, physical planning, and urban design. Dr. Vojnovic is also the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Urban Affairs.

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Craig Volden 80x108Craig Volden – University of Virginia

Craig Volden is a professor of public policy and politics, with appointments in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and the Woodrow Wilson Department of Politics.  He studies legislative politics and the interaction among political institutions, with a focus on what policy choices arise from legislative-executive relations and from American federalism. 

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Dietrich Vollrath – University of Houston

Dietrich Vollrath is professor of economics at the University of Houston, where he has been since 2005. He has a BA in economics from the University of Michigan, and a PhD in economics from Brown University. His research interests are in growth and development, with a focus on structural transformation, agricultural productivity, and urbanisation. He has published articles in a number of leading economics journals and is the co-author (with Charles I. Jones) of a textbook on economic growth, Introduction to Economic Growth. He teaches courses in economic growth and macroeconomics at the undergraduate and graduate level. He is the author of the Growth Economics blog.

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Richard Volpe 80x108Richard Volpe – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Richard J. Volpe, III is an assistant professor in the Agribusiness Department of California Polytechnic State University.

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Thomas Volscho 80x108Thomas Volscho – CUNY-Staten Island

Thomas Volscho is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work.  His future research includes conducting surveys, field experiments and interviews with physicians and reproductive healthcare recipients to study contemporary sterilization abuse.

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Francesco Vona – OFCE

Francesco Vona is a researcher at the Observatoire Français des Conjonctures Économiques (OFCE) and adjunct professor at SciencesPo. He’s currently working at the intersection of environmental and labour economics in a series of empirical papers on the labour market impacts of environmental regulation, with particular focus on changes in workforce skills, deindustrialization, green employment and the green job multiplier. As labour economist, he tries to disentangle the labour market impacts of family background at different stages of the working career and for different levels of ability. He’s also working on empirical tests of routine-biased technical change. As an environmental economist, he studies the effectiveness of environmental policies on innovation depending on the degree of market competition. Finally, he’s interested in the effects of inequality on economic and environmental performance.

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Beth Miller Vonnahme 80x108Beth Miller Vonnahme – University of Missouri, Kansas City

Beth Miller Vonnahme is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Her research interests fall within the general categories of public opinion and political behavior. Specifically, she is interested in the importance of psychological processes relating to the formation and persistence of political choices.

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Emily K. Vraga – George Mason University

Emily K. Vraga is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication at George Mason University. Her research focuses on how individuals process news and information about contentious political, scientific, and health issues, particularly in response to disagreeable messages they encounter in digital media environments. She is especially interested in testing methods to limit biased processing, to correct misinformation, and to encourage attention to more diverse content online. For more information, please visit her website at

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Gijs de VrijsGijs de Vries – LSE

Gijs de Vries is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He is a former EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator and a former member of the Dutch government.

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Kasper Vrolijk – German Development Institute

Kasper Vrolijk is a research fellow at the German Development Institute. His research interests are in development economics, macroeconomics, and political economy.

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Ariadne Vromen – University of Sydney

Ariadne Vromen is Professor of Political Sociology in the Department of Government and International Relations at the University of Sydney. She has long-term research interests in young people’s political engagement, and a new book on online campaigning advocacy organisations. The Civic Network was a research collaboration with Michael Xenos of University of Wisconsin-Madison and Brian Loader of the University of York.

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srdjan vuceticSrdjan Vucetic – University of Ottawa

Srdjan Vucetic is an Associate Professor of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa.

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Vuk Vuksanovic – LSE International Relations

Vuk Vuksanovic used to work for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia and as a political risk consultant in Belgrade. He is currently a PhD researcher in international relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He writes widely on modern foreign and security policy issues. You can follow him on Twitter: @v_vuksanovic.

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Paul Wachtel 80x108Paul Wachtel – New York University

Paul Wachtel is a Professor of Economics and the Academic Director of the B.S. in Business and Political Economy Program, at New York University Stern School of Business. He teaches courses in monetary policy, banking and central banking, and global macroeconomics. His primary areas of research include monetary policy, central banking, and financial sector reform in economies in transition.

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Romain Wacziarg – UCLA Anderson School of Management

Romain Wacziarg is Professor of Economics and the Hans Hufschmid Chair at the UCLA Anderson School of Management. His research on the roots of economic prosperity has been published in leading academic journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the American Economic Review, the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Economic Journal, the Journal of International Economics, the Journal of Development Economics and the Journal of Economic Growth. He was the Edward Teller National Fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2002-2003.

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Alex Waddan – University of Leicester

Alex Waddan is an associate professor in American politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester. His research interests are U.S. social policy and comparative social policy, most particularly health and welfare policy. He has published four books (two as a co-author) and numerous articles and chapters. His most recent book, co-authored with Daniel Béland and Philip Rocco, is Obamacare Wars (University Press of Kansas, 2016). This book analyses the implementation of key aspects of the Affordable Care Act in the states, investigating what factors have shaped how state governments have responded to it.

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Paul Waddell 80x108Paul Waddell – University of California, Berkeley

Paul Waddell is Professor of City and Regional Planning and Department Chair at the University of California, Berkeley.  He teaches and conducts research on modeling and planning in the domains of land use, housing, economic geography, transportation, and the environment. He has led the development of the UrbanSim model of urban development and the Open Platform for Urban Simulation, now used by Metropolitan Planning Organizations and other local and regional agencies for operational planning purposes in a variety of U.S. metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Houston, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, San Francisco, and Seattle, as well as internationally in a growing list of cities in Europe, Asia, and Africa. His current research focuses on the assessment of the impacts of land use regulations and transportation investments on outcomes such as spatial patterns of real estate development and prices, travel behavior, emissions, and resource consumption. He is also working on ways to engage public participation in making complex policy choices.

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Robert H. Wade – LSE Department of International Development

Robert H. Wade is Professor of Global Political Economy at the London School of Economics.

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Philip D. Waggoner – College of William & Mary

Philip D. Waggoner is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Government at the College of William & Mary. His research and teaching interests include representation, public policy, quantitative methods, and applied and computational statistics. His work has been supported by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the Institute for Humane Studies, the William A. Steiger Fund for Legislative Studies and the Centennial Center of the American Political Science Association. His work appears in Political Research QuarterlyAmerican Politics Research, and Research & Politics, among other outlets. For more, feel free to visit, or follow him on Twitter @philipdwaggoner.

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Sean Waite 80x108Sean Waite – McGill University

Sean Waite is a PhD candidate in sociology and graduate trainee at the Centre on Population Dynamics at McGill University. For information on his research, please click here.

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Julia Waity – University of North Carolina at Wilmington

Julia Waity is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Dr. Waity’s research examines food access, including access to grocery stores and food assistance agencies, and accompanying rural-urban differences.

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Joel Waldfogel – University of Minnesota

Joel Waldfogel is the Frederick R. Kappel Chair in applied economics at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management. He has conducted empirical studies of price advertising, media markets, the operation of differentiated product markets, and issues related to digital products, including piracy, pricing, revenue sharing, and the effects of digitisation on the supply of new products. His book Digital Renaissance (Princeton University Press) will be released in November 2018.

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Fabian Waldinger – LSE Management/CEP

Fabian Waldinger is associate professor of management at LSE’s department of management and a research associate at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance’s labour markets programme. He obtained his PhD in the economics department at LSE in 2008 and worked in the economics department at the University of Warwick. He has held visiting positions at MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley. Fabian uses quasi-experiments to understand questions at the intersection of economics of innovation, economic history, and labour economics. In particular, he combines the collection of large data sets, often historical sources, with the use of modern micro-econometric techniques, to understand the driving forces of scientific productivity and the production and allocation of talent.

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Hannah Walker – Rutgers University

Hannah Walker is an assistant professor of political science and criminal justice at Rutgers University.

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Martin C. W. Walker – Center for Evidence-Based Management

Martin C. W. Walker is director of banking and finance at the Center for Evidence-Based Management. He has published two books and several papers on banking technology. Previous roles include global head of securities finance IT at Dresdner Kleinwort and global head of prime brokerage technology at RBS Markets. He received his master’s degree in computing science from Imperial College, London, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from LSE.

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Reed Walker – University of California, Berkeley

Reed Walker is an associate professor at the Haas School of Business and the department of economics at the University of California, Berkeley. He is co-director of the university’s Climate and Environment Initiative, a research associate at the Energy Institute at Haas and at the National Bureau of Economic Research, as well as a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). He has a PhD and an M.A. in economics from Columbia University and a B.A. in mathematical economics from Colgate University.

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Samuel Walker 80x108Samuel WalkerUniversity of Toronto

Samuel Walker is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Geography and Planning at the University of Toronto specializing in urban environmental geography. His dissertation research examines the politics of urban sustainability and vacant land reuse in Cleveland, Ohio. You can read more about his work here.

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Sherri Wallace 80x108Sherri L. WallaceUniversity of Louisville

Sherri L. Wallace is Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky.  She is co-author with Hanes Walton, Jr. and Robert C. Smith on the forthcoming 2017, American Politics and the African American Quest for Universal Freedom (New York, NY: Routledge).  Her research interests include college textbook diversity, race and politics, and community economic development.

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Sophia Wallace 80x108Sophia J. Wallace – Rutgers University

Sophia J. Wallace is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University. Her research interests include Latino Politics, racial and ethnic politics, legislative behavior, representation, and immigration politics & policy.

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Robert Walter-Joseph 80x108Robert Walter-Joseph – University of Waterloo

Robert Walter-Joseph is a graduate of the Master’s of Planning program at the University of Waterloo and a research assistant with Professor Markus Moos.

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Liam Walpole – Remote Warfare Programme

Liam Walpole has been Senior Advocacy Officer at Remote Warfare Programme since July 2017. Previously, Liam worked for two Conservative Members of Parliament at the House of Commons, supporting them in carrying out their duties in Parliament and their respective constituencies. Liam has an undergraduate degree in Politics and History from Brunel University and a  Master’s Degree in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy from City, University of London.

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Jing Wang 80x108Jing Wang – California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Jing Wang is an assistant professor of public administration at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Her research interests include urban politics and policy, public budgeting and finance, and local government management. Her research has been published in State and Local Government Review, Public Performance & Management Review, and Asian Survey.

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Chao (Kenneth) Wang – Harvard University

Chao (Kenneth) Wang is an incoming master’s student in Data Science at Harvard University who has recently graduated from University College London as an undergraduate in statistics. He is a member of British Mensa. His research interest includes the scalable applications of machine learning and deep learning.

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Kyungsoon Wang – Georgia Institute of Technology

Kyungsoon Wang is a researcher interested in housing and real estate market analysis and community and economic development. To explain patterns and factors of U.S. housing market resilience and recovery, she has used other housing performance indicators such as home foreclosures and housing vacancy which have been published in Housing Policy Debate and Journal of Housing and the Built Environment.

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Qingfang Wang 80x108Qingfang Wang – University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Qingfang Wang is an associate professor of geography and public policy in the Department of Geography and Earth Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Her research has focused on the study of racial and ethnic division of labor in U.S. cities, immigrant and ethnic entrepreneurship, and transnational migration of the highly-skilled labor force. Her website can be found here

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Xin (Shane) Wang – Western University

Xin (Shane) Wang is an assistant professor in marketing and statistics, and the MBA ’80 Faculty Fellow at the Ivey Business School of Western University. He received his Ph.D. in marketing from the University of Cincinnati. His research focuses on machine learning with applications in marketing, social media analytics, the marketing-IS interface and Bayesian statistics.

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Yang Wang 80x108Yang Wang- Lafayette College

Yang Wang is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Lafayette College. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, health economics, and applied econometrics.

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Bob Ward 80x108Bob Ward – LSE Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment

Bob Ward is policy and communications director at the ESRC Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy and the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at London School of Economics and Political Science.

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Courtney Ward 80x108Courtney Ward – Dalhousie University

Courtney Ward is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Her research interests include applied microeconomics, health economics and labour economics. Her research focuses on the implications of externality and selection effects in health production, and her work has particular emphasis on how these aspects interact with policy in intended or unintended ways.

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Steven C WardSteven C. Ward – Western Connecticut State University

Steven C. Ward is professor of sociology at Western Connecticut State University, US.  His most recent book is entitled Neoliberalism and the Global Restructuring of Knowledge and Education (Routledge). In addition to academic publications on education reform his writings have also appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Times Higher Education, Academe, Newsweek and The Conversation.

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Montgomery van Wart 80x108Montgomery Van Wart – California State University

Montgomery Van Wart is professor in the Department of Public Administration at California State University, San Bernardino. He has served as chair of his department and dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. He has authored nine books, includingDynamics of Leadership in Public Service, Leadership in Public Organizations, The Business of Leadership (with Karen Dill Bowerman), Administrative Leadership in the Public Sector (with Lisa A. Dicke), and, most recently, Leadership and Culture: Comparative Models of Top Civil Servant Training.

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Megan Warnement 80x108Megan K. Warnement – North Carolina State University
Megan K. Warnement is a doctoral candidate in public administration at North Carolina State University.  Her primary area of research is the public policy process specifically related to disaster policy and the role of focusing events in relation to policy change and learning.  She can be contacted at

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S. Joel Warrican – The University of the West Indies Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

S. Joel Warrican is a Professor of Education (Language, Literacy and Cross-Linguistic Studies). His research focus is on comparative education, multiculturalism and multilingualism, colonialism and education change. His research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, Teachers College RecordTeaching and Teacher EducationReading PsychologyJournal of Curriculum Studies, and The High School Journal. He has authored several books including The Complete Caribbean Teacher: Literacy.

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 Rania WasfiUniversity of MontrealRania Wasfi 80x108

Rania Wasfi is a post-doctoral research fellow at CRCHUM at the University of Montreal. Her research interest include planning for active transport, and the impacts of the built environment on behavior and health of adults and seniors.

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David-Wasserman-80x108David Wasserman – Cook Political Report

David Wasserman is U.S. House Editor for the Cook Political Report, a nonpartisan newsletter analyzing presidential, congressional, and gubernatorial elections. Since joining the report in 2007, David has been responsible for handicapping each of the 435 races for U.S. House. His main research interests include geographical voting trends and redistricting. In 2011, he authored “Better Know a District,” the Cook Political Report’s comprehensive guide to the decennial redistricting process.

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Kohei Watanabe – University of Innsbruck

Kohei Watanabe (Ph.D., LSE) is Senior Assistant Professor at the University of Innsbruck, and Vising Research Fellow at the US Center. His research focuses on quantitative analysis of textual data that includes social media, mass media and speeches. He also advises companies in private and public sectors as an independent data science consultant. His recent methodological studies appeared in Communication Methods and Measures and Social Science Computer Review. He also develops various software packages for textual data analysis.

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Don Watkins 80x108Don Watkins – Ayn Rand Institute

Mr. Watkins is a fellow at the Ayn Rand Institute and co-author, along with Yaron Brook, of the national bestseller Free Market Revolution: How Ayn Rand’s Ideas Can End Big Government. He is a columnist at and his op-eds have appeared in such venues as The GuardianUSA Today, and Forbes magazine.

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Tara Watson 80x108Tara Watson – Williams College

Tara Watson is Associate Professor of Economics and Chair of the Program in Public Health at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. She is also a Research Associate in the Health Economics Program of the National Bureau of Economic Research. She has published in the areas of health economics, urban economics, and economic demography, and is currently writing a University of Chicago Press book with journalist Kalee Thompson about the impacts of immigration enforcement policy in the United States.

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Tom Watts – Royal Holloway University

Tom is Teaching Fellow in War and Security at Royal Holloway University. His PhD examined the means and animators of the Obama administration’s military response to al-Qaeda’s regional affiliates. Tom’s research interests lay at the intersection of US train-and-equip programs, remote practices of warfare, and US counterterrorism policy.

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Martin-Watzinger-80x108Martin Watzinger- University of Munich

Martin Watzinger is a postdoctoral researcher of economics at the University of Munich. His research interests lie at the intersection of innovation, entrepreneurship and public policy. He is currently on leave visiting Harvard University.

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Elaine Waxman 80x108Elaine Waxman – Feeding America

Elaine Waxman is Vice President of Research and Nutrition at Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief charity. She has over 20 years of experience in public policy research and consulting and oversees numerous studies on food insecurity, client coping strategies, and charitable food assistance. Dr. Waxman received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.

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Damion Waymer 80x108Damion Waymer – University of Cincinnati

Damion Waymer is a professor of Communication at the University of Cincinnati where he also serves as the associate provost for Faculty Development and Diversity. His research projects address fundamental concerns about issues of power, race, class, and gender, specifically, and how these social constructions shape and influence the ways that various stakeholders receive, react, and respond to certain messages. He has published extensively in the areas of organizational discourse/rhetoric, public relations, issues management, and media diversity.

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Christopher L. Weaver – Northeastern State University

Christopher L. Weaver is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Northeastern State University. His research and teaching focus on American political behaviour and identity politics. He is particularly interested in how identity and belief affect political behavior and public opinion, especially among religious groups and marginalized groups.

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Christopher-Weber-80x108Christopher Weber – University of Arizona

Chris Weber is an Assistant Professor in the School of Government and Public Policy and the University of Arizona. His research centers on political psychology and political behavior, with a focus on American political campaigns and ideology.

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Jeremy Weber 80x108Jeremy WeberUniversity of Pittsburg

Jeremy Weber is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburg, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Economics. Prior to Pittsburg, he spent time at the World Bank, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Johns Hopkins University. His research cuts across energy, agriculture, the environment, and well-being. Jeremy received his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Joe Weber 80x108Joe Weber – University of Alabama

Joe Weber is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Alabama. He has written numerous articles on travel behavior, accessibility to employment, urban sprawl, and national parks.

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Till Weber – City University of New York

Till Weber is an associate professor of political science at Baruch College & The Graduate Center, City University of New York. His work covers a variety of democratic processes, including voting behavior, party competition, legislative politics, cabinet government, and unicorn migration.

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Steven Webster – Emory University

Steven Webster is a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University. His research interests are in political psychology and voter behavior, with an emphasis on how anger shapes patterns of political behavior and public opinion.

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Wesley Wehde – University of Oklahoma

Wesley Wehde is a PhD. student in the Department of Political Science and a graduate research assistant at the Center for Risk and Crisis Management at the University of Oklahoma.

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Wenchi Wei – Renmin University of China

Wenchi Wei is an Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Institute of Public Finance and Public Policy at Renmin University of China.

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Neil Weinberg 80x108Neil Weinberg – Michigan Legislative Service Bureau

Neil Weinberg has a MA in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a BA in Political Science and History from Eastern Michigan University. He currently works as a Research Analyst for the Michigan Legislative Service Bureau.

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Adam Weinstein 80x108Adam Weinstein – Temple Beasley School of Law

Adam Weinstein is a third year law student and J.D. candidate at the Temple Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he focuses on developmental and international law. His interests include the relationship of US foreign policy to development and security within the Middle East. He tweets at @AdamNoahWho.

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David Weinzimmers 80x108David Weinzimmer – University of California, Berkeley

David Weinzimmer is a graduate student in the joint degree program in city planning and transportation engineering at the University of California, Berkeley.  His past research has included performance metrics in transit, bicycle and pedestrian safety, and the impact of corporate shuttles on residential location choice. 

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Thomas G. Weiss – The CUNY Graduate Center
Thomas G. Weiss is Presidential Professor of Political Science at The CUNY Graduate Center and Director Emeritus of the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, and research professor at SOAS, University of London. Past president of the International Studies Association (2009-10) and past chair of the Academic Council on the UN System (2006-9), he has written extensively about multilateral approaches to international peace and security, humanitarian action, and sustainable development. His latest authored books with relevance for this topic are: Governing the Globe? Addressing “Problems without Passports” (2014), Humanitarian Business(2013), Global Governance: Why? What? Whither? (2013), and What’s Wrong with the United Nations and How to Fix It (2012).

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Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro  – Brown University

Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Brown University.

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Jonathan Weiler 80x108Jonathan Weiler – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Jonathan Weiler is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Global Studies and Director of Undergraduate Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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David E. Weinstein – Columbia University

David E. Weinstein is Carl S. Shoup professor of the Japanese economy, director of research at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and former chair of the department of economics at Columbia University. He is also research director of the Japan Project at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, and also at the University of Michigan and Harvard University. Professor Weinstein also served on the Council of Economic Advisors from 1989 to 1990. He is the recipient of many grants and awards including five National Science Foundation grants, an Institute for New Economic Thinking grant, and a Google Research Award.

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Carol S. Weissert – Florida State University

Carol S. Weissert is LeRoy Collins Eminent Scholar and Professor of Political Science at FSU. She is also the director of the LeRoy Collins Institute at FSU. Her research focuses on federalism and intergovernmental issues and state policy, particularly health policy. She has published over four dozen articles in political science and public policy journals and is the author or co-author of four recent books including Governing Health: The Politics of Health Policy. For 10 years, where was the editor of Publius: The Journal of Federalism, an international journal on federalism and intergovernmental relations published by Oxford University Press. Her doctorate in political science is from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

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Kate Weisshaar – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Kate Weisshaar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her research examines gender inequality in the labor market and in workplaces, and the work-family intersection.

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Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is Co-President of the Club of Rome, Co-Chair of the UN Environment Programme’s International Resource Panel and Honorary Councillor of the World Future Council. He was previously a Member of the German Parliament and he has worked in academia, including as Dean of the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at UCLA, and also for the United Nations. He is the author of a number of books, including Earth Politics and Factor Five: Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Improvements in Resource Productivity (with colleagues).

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Timothy F. Welch – Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Welch is an Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology. An expert in the field of transportation & land use policy, planning & forecasting and freight, he holds graduate degrees in law and urban planning. Welch is widely published, with a recent focus on issues related to transportation behavior, connectivity, equity and environment.

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makeela-j-wells-80x108Makeela J. Wells – Mississippi State University

Makeela J. Wells is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Sociology at Mississippi State University. Her research examines sentencing disparities for drug offenders, predictors of delinquency, and race.

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Megan Welsh – San Diego State University

Megan Welsh is an Assistant Professor in the School of Public Affairs at San Diego State University. Dr. Welsh’s research interests include prisoner reentry, policing, and homelessness, and her work has been published in Feminist Criminology, the Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare, and the Journal of Qualitative Criminology & Criminal Justice.

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Dane Wendell 80x108Dane Wendell – Loyola University

Dane Wendell is a Ph.D. Candidate of Political Science at Loyola University Chicago. He will be a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College starting fall 2015. He studies political cognition, neuropolitics, and the emotion of disgust.  

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Jeffrey Wenger 80x108Jeffrey Wenger – University of Georgia

Jeffrey B. Wenger is an associate professor of public policy at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Public Administration and Policy. He is currently on leave, and is the NIH/NIA Research Fellow in the Study of Aging for the 2013-2014 academic year at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. His research interests span a number of substantive areas: in particular, unemployment insurance, health insurance and pensions coverage. His theoretical work examines policy diffusion mechanisms and the role of deservingness in public policy analysis.

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Georg Wenzelburger

Georg Wenzelburger – Freiburg University

Dr Georg Wenzelburger is assistant professor at the Chair of Comparative Politics at Freiburg University, Germany. He received his PhD from Ruprecht-Karls-University, Heidelberg, Germany. His articles were published inter alia in the British Journal of Political Science, West European Politics, the Journal of Public Policy, the Journal of European Public Policy and the Journal of European Social Policy. His research interests include the politics of welfare state reform, fiscal policy and the politics of law and order.

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Tim Werner 80x108Timothy Werner – University of Texas at Austin

Timothy Werner is an Assistant Professor of Business, Government & Society at the McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin. His research interests include corporate political activity, non-market strategy, campaign finance, and private politics. In addition to a book published by Cambridge University Press, his work has appeared in leading journals in economics, management, and political science.

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William West 80x108William F. WestTexas A&M University

William F. West is professor, Sara H. Lindsey Chair, and acting head of the Department of Public Service and Administration in the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. His research focuses primarily on issues of institutional accountability and control in the federal bureaucracy.

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Stephen Weymouth – Georgetown University

Stephen Weymouth is an Associate Professor and the Dewey Awad Fellow in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego. Professor Weymouth studies the political environment of globalization and technological change.

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andrew-p-wheeler-80x108Andrew P. Wheeler – University of Texas at Dallas

Andrew P. Wheeler is an Assistant Professor of criminology at the University of Texas at Dallas in the School of Economic, Political, and Policy Sciences. His research focuses on the spatial analysis of crime at micro places and practical problems faced by crime analysts.

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Mark Wheeler 80x108Mark Wheeler – London Metropolitan University

Mark Wheeler is Professor of Political Communications at London Metropolitan University. He has written and co-written four books including Politics and the Mass Media (Oxford: Blackwell Publishers,1997), European Television Industries (co-authored with Petros Iosifidis and Jeanette Steemers) (London: BFI, 2005), Hollywood: Politics and Society (London: BFI 2006) and Celebrity Politics (Cambridge: Polity Publishers, 2013). He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and contributed chapters to many edited volumes.

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Thomas Wheeler – Saferworld

Thomas Wheeler is Conflict and Security Advisor for Saferworld’s Policy Programme where he focuses on the role of rising powers in conflict-affected states, as well as the intersection between aid and conflict and the post-2015 Millenium Development Goals discussions. He previously worked on Saferworld’s China Programme, which examined China’s role in international arms transfers, China-Africa relations and Chinese economic cooperation with conflict-affected states. Thomas holds an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London.

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Mark D White

Mark D. White – College of Staten Island/CUNY

Mark D. White is chair of the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY in New York City. His latest book, on which this post is based, is The Illusion of Well-Being: Economic Policy Based on Respect and Responsiveness (Palgrave, 2014). His website is

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Steven White 80x108Steven White – Columbia University

Steven White is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Political Science and a 2013-2014 Mellon Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellow at Columbia University. For the 2014-2015 academic year, he will be a post-doctoral research associate at the Taubman Center for Public Policy & American Institutions at Brown University.

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Paul Whiteley – University of Essex

Paul Whiteley is a Professor in the Department of Government at the University of Essex. His research interests are in electoral behaviour, public opinion, political economy and political methodology.

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Anne Whitesell – Miami University

Anne Whitesell (@annewhitesell) is an assistant professor of political science in the Department of Political Science at Miami University. Her research lies at the intersection of representation and public policy, with a focus on how marginalized populations are represented in the American political system.

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Hollis A. Whitson

Hollis A. Whitson is a founding partner of the Denver law firm of Samler & Whitson, P.C., where her practice is limited to federal and state appeals and the defense in death penalty prosecutions.

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Guy D. Whitten – Texas A & M University

Guy D. Whitten is Cullen-McFadden Professor of Political Science and Cornerstone Fellow in the Department of Political Science at Texas A & M University. His primary research and teaching interests are mass political economy, comparative politics, and political methodology.

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Amber Wichowsky 80x108Amber Wichowsky –
Marquette University

Amber Wichowsky is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Marquette University and Director of the Marquette Democracy Lab. Her research examines the politics of income inequality and its relationships to public policy, public opinion, and political engagement. Her ongoing projects look at how Americans make sense of income inequality, how residential income segregation conditions local civic engagement, and the effects of the foreclosure crisis on voting participation.

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Jeannette Wicks-Lim – University of Massachusetts Amherst

Jeannette Wicks-Lim is an Associate Research Professor at the Political Economy Research Institute at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Wicks-Lim specializes in labor economics, with an emphasis on the low-wage labor market and the political economy of racism. Her publications cover a wide range of topics, including the economics of minimum wage and living wage laws; the effectiveness of affirmative action policies; the economics of single-payer programs; and the employment-related impacts of clean energy policies.

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Johannes Wiedemann – Yale University

Johannes Wiedemann is a PhD candidate in political science and economics at Yale University. His research revolves around firms’ political activities, their allocative effects, and the role of democratic accountability, particularly in the context of regulatory enforcement. He is moreover interested in the role of trust in policy-making, with applications to public procurement and public health policies. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Konstanz (Germany), and an MSc from the London School of Economics.

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Ryan Vander Wielen 80x108Ryan Vander Wielen – Temple University

Ryan Vander Wielen is an Associate Professor of Political Science and (by courtesy) Economics at Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. His research and teaching interests are in the areas of American Political Institutions, Quantitative Methodology, and Formal Modeling. Much of his work focuses on strategic legislative behavior, and his articles have appeared in such journals as the American Journal of Political Science, theBritish Journal of Political ScienceLegislative Studies QuarterlyPolitical AnalysisPublic Choice, andPolitical Research Quarterly.

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Steven Wiggins 80x108Steven N. Wiggins – Texas A&M University and Charles River Associates

Steven N. Wiggins is a Senior Consultant at Charles River Associates. He is an expert in industrial organization, regulation, and antitrust. He is a professor of economics at Texas A&M University and has served as the George and Mary Jordan professor of economics and public policy and a university scholar in the Honors Program at Texas A&M. He has been a distinguished lecturer in Germany on American Economic Institutions. Dr. Wiggins is affiliated with the firm’s College Station, Texas, office.

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Mercedes Wilby – Graduate Center, City University of New York

Mercedes Wilby is a PhD student in Political Science at the Graduate Center, City University of New York, and a Teaching Fellow at Baruch College. She holds an MSc in Politics and Communication from the LSE. Before returning to academia, she worked as a policy advisor and press secretary on several American political campaigns. Her research interests include the American electoral system, Constitutional law and civil rights policy, and science policy.

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Celeste Wilderom – University of Twente, Netherlands

Celeste Wilderom holds the chair in Change Management and Organizational Behaviour at the University of Twente, Netherlands. She has been the associate editor of various international management journals and is a member of various editorial boards.

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Leslie Willcocks – LSE Department of Management

Leslie Willcocks is professor of technology, work and globalisation at LSE’s department of management, and author of Global Business Management Foundations ( This an excerpt from the forthcoming 4th edition.

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Clyde Wilcox 80x108Clyde WilcoxGeorgetown University

Clude Wilcox is a professor in the Government Department at Georgetown, where he has taught since 1987.He writes on a number of topics in American and Comparative politics, including religion and politics, gender politics, interest groups, public opinion and electoral behavior, campaign finance, and science fiction and politics.

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Teena Wilhelm 80x108Teena Wilhelm – University of Georgia

Teena Wilhelm is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Georgia. She studies political institutions in the American states, with particular emphasis on state courts.

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Eric M. Wilk – Perimeter College of Georgia State University

Eric M. Wilk currently teaches at Perimeter College at Georgia State University. He has spent the last several years teaching at Georgia Gwinnett College. He has extensive experience serving a variety of clients and audiences with marketing, academic, and political research. His most recent research analyzes how factors such as race, ethnicity, location, and level of government processing agency have impacted the outcomes of the discrimination complaints. Congress, elections, southern politics, and federalism represent the areas of particular interest. He also has significant background in political, corporate, and educational consulting. 

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Kimber L. Wilkerson – University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kimber L. Wilkerson is a professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Her work focuses on enhancing outcomes for students with disabilities. This includes investigating the efficacy of alternative education settings and examining accountability policies on the delivery of special education services.

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Vicky Wilkins 80x108Vicky M. Wilkins – American University

Vicky M. Wilkins is the Associate Dean in the School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Administration and Policy at American University. Her primary research interests include representative bureaucracy; bureaucratic discretion; gender and race issues; deservingness; political institutions and human resource management. Her research appears in the American Political Science Review, Public Administration ReviewJournal of Public Administration Research and TheoryGovernanceReview of Public Personnel Administration, Administration & Society, and Legislative Studies Quarterly.

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Betina Cutaia Wilkinson – Wake Forest University

Betina Cutaia Wilkinson is assistant professor of political science at Wake Forest University.  Her latest book project Partners or Rivals? Power and Latino, Black and White Relations in the 21st Century (University of Virginia press, 2015) recently won the American Political Science Association REP Section’s Best Book Award on Inter-Race Relations in the United States.

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Tim Willems 80x108Tim Willems – Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Tim Willems is a post-doctoral research fellow at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, and a member of the Centre for Macroeconomics. He holds degrees from Tilburg University and University College London and obtained his PhD in Economics from the Tinbergen Institute at the University of Amsterdam.

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Brie Williams – University of California San Francisco

Brie Williams is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, her work focuses on integrating a healthcare perspective into criminal justice reform. She is the founding director of Amend at UCSF which brings a public health lens to transform culture in prisons and jails and she co-directs the ARCH (Aging Research in Criminal Justice Health) Network. Twitter: @briewsf

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Daniel Williams – University of Cambridge

Daniel Williams is an Early Career Research Fellow at Corpus Christi College at the University of Cambridge and an Associate Fellow at the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence. His current research focuses primarily on strategic irrationality and the frequent conflict between social and epistemic goals in human cognition.

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Daniel Williams 80x108Daniel W. Williams – Baruch College, CUNY

Daniel W. Williams is an Associate Professor at the School of Public Affairs, Baruch College at the City University of New York. His research focuses primarily on budgeting, performance measurement, and the history of public administration. 

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Gareth Williams – Cardiff University

Gareth Williams is an MPhil student at Cardiff University researching approaches to economic development in Detroit and South Wales. He is the Membership Secretary of the American Politics Group and tweets at @Americanist9.

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Jill M. Williams – University of Arizona

Jill M. Williams is an Associate Research Professor in the Southwest Institute for Research on Women and affiliate with the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona. Her research uses feminist theoretical and methodological approaches to examine contemporary border enforcement efforts and their impact on human rights, transnational mobility, and state sovereignty.

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Linda Williams 80x108Linda M. WilliamsArizona State University, Phoenix, Arizona State University

Linda M. Williams is an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona. She studies the bureaucratic incorporation of immigrants and local government response towards immigrants. She received her Ph.D. in public administration from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. She was a National Science Foundation IGERT fellow with the Climate Change, Humans, and Nature in the Global Environment program at KU and received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the National Science Foundation. In 2014 she received the Best Dissertation Award from the Academy of Management Public and Nonprofit Division for her work Welcoming the Outsider: Variations in Local Construction of the Law Toward Immigrants.

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Lucas-Williams-80x108R. Lucas Williams – University of Houston

Lucas Williams is a graduate student at the University of Houston.  His interests include both institutional and behavioral approaches to the study of Congress and the state legislatures.

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Mark Williams 80x108Mark Williams – University of Surrey

Mark Williams is a Lecturer in HRM and Employment Relations at the University of Surrey. Prior to this, he was a Fellow in the Employment Relations and Organisational Behaviour Group at the London School of Economics. His recent research has focused on the impact of profit-sharing and employee share-ownership on workplace performance across Europe; the changing structure of pay in Britain; the impact of workplace practices on subjective well-being in Britain.

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mike-williams-80x108Mike Williams – NYU

Mike Williams is Director of the International Relations Program at New York University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Senior Associate Scholar at the Center for European Policy Analysis in Washington DC. Previously, he was a Bosch Fellow in the German Ministry of Defense, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Oxford, taught at Royal Holloway, University of London, and was a DAAD Fellow at the Bundeswehr Center for Military History and Social Science.

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Shannon Williams 1 80x108Shannon Williams – University of Tennessee

Shannon Williams is a PhD student at the Department of Sociology, at the University of Tennessee. His research interests include Political Economy & Globalization.  

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Mark Williamson 80x108Mark Williamson – University of Waterloo

Mark Williamson is a student in the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and a research assistant on Professor Markus Moos’ Generationed City research project.

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Ryan Williamson – Auburn University

Ryan Williamson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. He received his PhD from the University of Georgia, and previously worked on Capitol Hill as a member of the American Political Science Association’s Congressional Fellowship Program. His interests include Congress and Legislative Procedure, Congressional Elections, Institutional Development, the US Presidency, and Research Design and Methods.

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Dale Willits 80x108Dale Willits – Washington State University

Dale Willits is an Assistant Professor at Washington State University in the Criminal Justice & Criminology Department. His research interests explore issues related to policing (police organizational structure, policing outcomes, and policing data), the etiology of crime, juvenile delinquency, and the relationship between place and crime. 

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Nathan Wilmers – MIT Sloan

Nathan Wilmers is an assistant professor of work and organization studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He researches wage and earnings inequality, economic sociology, and the sociology of labor. In his empirical research, he studies how wage stagnation and rising earnings inequality result from weakening labor market institutions, changing market power, and job restructuring. More broadly, he is interested in bringing insights from economic sociology to the study of labor markets and the wage structure.

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Charles Wilson 80x108Lieutenant Charles P. WilsonRhode Island College

Lieutenant Charles P. Wilson currently serves with the Rhode Island College, Providence, RI Campus Police Department as a patrol shift supervisor. With a professional career dating from 1971, his previous law enforcement experience has included service as a Detective/Patrolman with the Woodmere Village, Ohio Police Department, where he also served as its first African American Chief of Police from 1988 to mid-1990. He earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis in Justice Studies from the Rhode Island College in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a three-term National Chairman of the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Officers, Inc.

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Matthew Wilson – University of Michigan

Matthew Wilson is a PhD candidate in economics at the University of Michigan. His research interests cover a range of topics in macroeconomics and public economics, with a special interest in state and local economic policies. He has published research in the Journal of Urban Economics and International Tax and Public Finance.

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Laura Merrifield Wilson – University of Indianapolis

Laura Merrifield Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Political Science and the Assistant Director for Fellowships of the Strain Honors College at the University of Indianapolis.  She specializes in state government, campaigns and elections, and gender politics.  Her research has most recently been published in the Midwest Journal of Social Sciences, the Alabama Review, and the Indiana Journal of Political Science.  She is currently completing a manuscript detailing the role of women in Alabama state politics.

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Riley Wilson – Brigham Young University

Riley Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Brigham Young University. He studies labor markets and the impacts of government social programs. His recent work explores people’s decisions to move to economic opportunity and behavioral responses to programs like the Earned Income Tax Credit. Twitter: @1rileywilso

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Shirley Wilson 80x108Shirley A. Wilson – Bryant University

Dr. Shirley A. Wilson, Ph.D. currently serves as a Professor of Management at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island where her specific area of instruction is in Organizational Behavior and Global Diversity. Her previous experiences have included service as the Coordinator for School/Community Relations with the Cleveland Heights-University Heights, Ohio Board of Education, and Personnel Analyst with the Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company. Her specific area of research is in the field of Mentoring, with emphasis on Black Female Professionals. She earned her Doctorate from the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

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Tiffany Wimberly 80x108Tiffany Wimberly – Sam Houston State University

Tiffany Wimberly is a junior majoring in political science at Sam Houston State University.

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Mackenzie Winchester-Daniel – Butler University

Mackenzie Winchester-Daniel is an undergraduate student at Butler University.

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Steven Windisch – University of Nebraska Omaha

Steven Windisch is a 3rd year doctoral student in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha. His research interests include domestic terrorism, extremist radicalization, violence, street gangs, collective behavior, social movements and qualitative research methods.

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Gregory Winger – University of Cincinnati

Dr. Gregory H. Winger is an Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Cincinnati. He specializes in cyber security international security, and U.S. foreign policy. His research examines trust-building processes and in particular how collaborative activities, like defense diplomacy, have been used to facility cooperation on emerging security issues. 

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Julian Winkler – Oxford University

Julian Winkler is an economics PhD at Oxford University. Julian was previously a research assistant for the Programme on Technological and Economic Change at the Oxford Martin School. His research focuses on heavy-tailed phenomena in economic data, investigating their origins and their implications for policy.

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Clifford Winston 80x108Clifford Winston – Brookings

Clifford Winston, the Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow in the Brookings Institution’s Economic Studies program, has been with Brookings since 1984. He is an applied microeconomist who specializes in the analysis of industrial organization, regulation, and transportation.

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John Winters 80x108John Winters – Oklahoma State University
John V Winters is an assistant professor in the Department of Economics and Legal Studies at Oklahoma State University and an IZA Research Fellow.  He has conducted research on various urban, regional, labor, and education topics in the hopes of better understanding human behavior and the potential role of government policy for improving individual well-being.

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Matthew S. Winters – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Matthew S. Winters is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Sophie Wintgens – Université Libre de Bruxelles

Dr Sophie Wintgens is a F.R.S.-FNRS Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre d’études de la vie politique (Cevipol) of the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. Her main research interests are emerging powers, multipolarism, global governance issues, and China’s foreign policy towards Europe, Africa and Latin America. She currently works on a research project on China’s normative influence in Central America.

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Amanda L. WintersieckUniversity of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Amanda L. Wintersieck is an assistant professor of Political Science at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Her research interests lie in political behavior and political communication. Specifically, she is interested in the effects of political campaigns on voters’ evaluations of candidate, on the role the media plays in citizen’s vote choice, and the conditions that advantage a candidate’s campaign.

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David Wise 80x108David W. Wise

David Wise is a businessman residing in Annapolis, Maryland. A frequent commentator on public policy, he holds an MALD from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Now an independent, he was three times elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, beginning in 1972.

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Alan Wiseman 80x108Alan E. Wiseman – Vanderbilt University

Alan E. Wiseman is an Associate Professor of Political Science, and an Associate Professor of Law (by courtesy), as well as co-director of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, at Vanderbilt. Professor Wiseman studies American political institutions, the new field of positive political economy, and legislative and regulatory politics. His current scholarship examines the impact of executive oversight of bureaucratic rulemaking and lawmaking in the United States and other developed democracies, and he is also writing a book on the causes and consequences of legislative effectiveness in the United States Congress. 

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Jon Wisman 80x108Jon D. Wisman – American University

Jon D. Wisman is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington, DC. He has published articles and chapters in a wide variety of journals and books, and editedWorker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy. His most recent published work has addressed the potential for employer of the last resort programs and the role of inequality in generating economic crises and environmental devastation.

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Matthew Wiswall 80x108Matthew Wiswall – Arizona State University

Matthew Wiswall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at Arizona State University.

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Susan H. Witkin – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Susan Witkin is a Senior Research Program Coordinator with the Center for Prevention Research and Development (CPRD). Prior to joining the University of Illinois in 2003, she had been the Director of Research and Systems for the Administrative Office of the Courts in the 11th Judicial Circuit in Miami, Florida. In her role at CPRD, Susan manages research projects that provide information, resources, evaluation and support to the Illinois juvenile and criminal justice systems.

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Christopher-Witko-80x108Christopher Witko – University of South Carolina

Dr. Christopher Witko is an Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Masters of Public Administration program at the University of South Carolina. His teaching and research focuses on American politics and public policy.

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Stephanie Witt 80x108Stephanie L. WittBoise State University

Stephanie L. Witt is a Professor in the School of Public Service at Boise State University. Her books include The Politics of Intergovernmental Relations 3rd edition (with Elizabeth Fredericksen and David Nice), Cities, Sagebrush, and Solitude (with Dennis R. Judd), People Skills for Public Managers (with Suzanne McCorkle) and Human Resource Management The Public Service Perspective (with Elizabeth Fredericksen, W. David Patton, and Nicholas Lovrich).

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Dana Wittmer 80x108Dana E. Wittmer – Colorado College

Dana E. Wittmer is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Colorado College. She studies American politics, with specific interests in gender and politics, human trafficking, public policy, and public opinion.

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Christopher-Wlezien-80x108Christopher Wlezien- University of Texas, Austin

Christopher Wlezien is Hogg Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. He is coauthor of Degrees of Democracy (Cambridge University Press) and The Timeline of Presidential Elections, and currently is Associate Editor of Public Opinion Quarterly.

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James C. Wo – University of Iowa

James C. Wo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Iowa, and a Research Fellow at the University of Iowa’s Public Policy Center. His research interests include neighborhoods and crime, local institutions and organizations, land uses, and quantitative research methods.

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Magdalena Wojcieszak – UC Davis

Magdalena Wojcieszak  is a Professor in the Department of Communication at UC Davis. Professor Wojcieszak is interested in how the changing media environment creates both opportunities and challenges for informed publics, tolerant citizenry, and responsive governance.

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Jennifer Wolak – University of Colorado at Boulder

Jennifer Wolak is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her research interests include state politics, political psychology, and public opinion.

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Chuck-Wolfe-80x108Charles R. (Chuck) Wolfe 

Chuck is a long time writer on global urbanism and an attorney in Seattle, where he focuses on land use and environmental law. His work focuses on the use of sustainable development techniques and innovative land use regulatory tools on behalf of both the private and public sectors. Chuck is also an Affiliate Associate Professor in the College of Built Environments at the University of Washington and serves on the Board of Directors of Futurewiseand Great City, the Management Committee of the Urban Land Institute‘s Northwest District Council, and has served as Chair of both the American Planning Association‘s Planning and Law Division and the Washington State Bar Association’s Environmental and Land Use Law Section. Chuck is an avid traveller, photographer and writer, and contributes regularly on urban development topics for several publications, including: The Atlantic CitiesThe AtlanticThe Huffington, and He blogs at and his latest book is Urbanism Without Effort.

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Scott E. Wolfe 80x108Scott E. Wolfe – University of South Carolina

Scott E. Wolfe is an assistant professor in the Department of Criminology and criminal Justice at the University of South Carolina. His research has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including Journal of Quantitative Criminology, Justice Quarterly, and Law & Human Behavior.

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Jan Wollenberg – Natural Resources Canada

Jan is a policy analyst with the major projects management office at Natural Resources Canada. Prior to joining NRCan, he worked for an environmental consulting firm in Montréal. Jan is a firm believer in the importance of multi-disciplinary research and its ability to help inform effective policy.

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Jennifer Wong 80x108Jennifer Wong – Simon Fraser University

Jennifer Wong is an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology, Simon Fraser University. Her work employs applied and quantitative methods to study issues of delinquency/crime prevention and intervention, focusing primarily on evaluation and policy analysis in the areas of crime prevention and crime control policy. Her recent publications include systematic reviews and meta-analyses on gang prevention programs and community-based prevention programs for youth.

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Jun Wong – NYU Stern

Jun Wong is a research assistant at NYU Stern and an incoming economics phd student at University of Chicago. Before this, he was a research data analyst at the department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley and earned a BA in Economics from Berkeley.

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Tom K Wong 80x108Tom K Wong – University of San Diego

Tom K. Wong is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant illegality. As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity. He is the creator of the CIR 2013 Blog, which predicts support and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform among all 535 current members of Congress. He is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth. He tweets @twong002.

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Abby-K-Wood-80x108Abby K. Wood – University of Southern California

Abby K. Wood is an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. Her research centers on efforts to improve public governance, specifically by using empirical methods to help answer questions of how laws incentivize behavior, how agency design affects agency performance, and how we can measure levels of public corruption so that we can know whether our efforts to reduce it actually work.

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matthew-wood-80x108Matthew Wood – University of Southampton

Matthew Wood is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Sheffield.

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peter-b-wood-80x108Peter B. Wood – Eastern Michigan University

Peter B. Wood is professor of Sociology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. His research includes the study of factors that motivate and maintain habitual offending, and issues associated with correctional policy and practice. His work has appeared in Criminology, Justice Quarterly, Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, Punishment and Society, The Prison Journal, Crime and Delinquency, Journal of Offender Rehabilitation, Journal of Criminal Justice, and Deviant Behavior.

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Gina Woodall – Arizona State University

Gina Woodall has been a lecturer in the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University since July 2007. Dr. Woodall’s teaching interests include research methods, American Government, statistics, and women in politics. Her primary research interests are social media in the political science classroom and gender, the media, and negative campaigns. She has co-authored several book chapters and journal articles with colleagues.

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Eric Taylor Woods – University of East London

Dr Eric Taylor Woods is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Sociology at the University of East London. He researches and teaches in the areas of cultural and political sociology. With Robert Schertzer, he recently published a pathbreaking study of Donald Trump’s Twitter usage during the 2016 presidential campaign in Ethnic and Racial StudiesThey are currently writing a book on the ‘new nationalism’ in America and beyond.

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Neal Woods 80x108Neal D. WoodsUniversity of South Carolina

Neal D. Woods is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Carolina.  His research focuses on public policy and public administration.

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Stephen Woolcock – LSE International Relations

Stephen Woolcock is associate professor at LSE’s Department of International Relations (International Trade Policy Unit). His research interests focus on international trade and investment policy: the World Trade Organisation; regulatory issues in international trade; European trade policy; regional integration/trade agreements; and the coverage of international rules/regimes governing trade and investment.

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john-t-woolley-80x108John T. Woolley – University of California-Santa Barbara

John T. Woolley is Professor of Political Science at the University of California-Santa Barbara and co-director of a large web archive, the American Presidency Project (  His work on the Federal Reserve and financial regulation extends from his 1984 book Monetary Politics (Cambridge) to a recent article on the Dodd-Frank reforms published in Politics and Society.  Current projects involve analysis of presidential documents and the transcripts of the Federal Open Market Committee.

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Jonathan Woon 80x107Jonathan Woon – University of Pittsburgh

Jonathan Woon, a native of Foster City, Calif., joined Pitt’s faculty in 2007. In his research, he conducts experiments and applies mathematical models to political processes to examine how strategic and reputational incentives affect representation and legislative policymaking. His published work has contributed to understanding electoral accountability, how members of Congress introduce and position legislation, and how reputations of political parties evolve and affect congressional elections. Woon received his PhD in political economics from Stanford University.

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Alissa Pollitz Worden – University at Albany, State University of New York

Alissa Pollitz Worden is an Associate Professor in the School of Criminal Justice at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Her research addresses justice policy, court decision making, indigent defense systems, and public perceptions of crime and justice.

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Ben Worthy – Birkbeck College

Ben Worthy is Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is the author of The Politics of Freedom of Information: How and why governments pass laws that threaten their power.

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adam-wowakAdam Wowak – University of Notre Dame

Adam Wowak is an Assistant Professor of Management at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business in Indiana (US). Prior to entering academia, he worked in the investment banking industry. Adam’s research focuses on strategic leadership and corporate governance, with a particular emphasis on top executives and their effects on organisational outcomes.

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Christopher Wright – University of Sydney Business School

Christopher Wright is Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Sydney Business School and is the co-author, with Daniel Nyberg, of Climate Change, Capitalism and Corporations: Processes of Creative Self-Destruction.

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Emily Wright 80x108Emily M. Wright – University of Nebraska at Omaha

Emily M. Wright is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Her research involves neighborhood context, victimization, exposure to violence, and female offenders. She has received funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and the National Institute of Justice for research regarding exposure to violence and victimization among adolescents. She has published over 50 articles and book entries related to these topics.

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Jamie M. Wright – University of Houston

Jamie M. Wright is a PhD candidate at the University of Houston in the Department of Political Science. Her research interests center on political behavior and political communication, particularly at their intersection among younger Americans and other under-represented groups.

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Benjamin Woodson 80x108Benjamin Woodson – University of Missouri – Kansas City

Benjamin Woodson is an assistant professor of political science at the University of Missouri – Kansas City. His research interests involve the relationship between public opinion and judicial institutions. His most recent articles examine the effect that court decisions have on the legitimacy of courts and how those decisions affect public opinion on specific political issues.

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sized-author-guyBen Worthy Birkbeck College

Ben Worthy is a Lecturer in Politics at Birkbeck College. He is co-editor of the Measuring Leadership Blog.

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Kevin Wozniak 80x108Kevin H. Wozniak – University of Massachusetts Boston

Kevin H. Wozniak is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. He studies the politics of punishment and criminal justice. He received his Ph.D. in justice, law, & society and American politics from American University in Washington, D.C. He was also a 2012-2013 Congressional Fellow of the American Political Science Association. During his fellowship, he worked as a legislative aid for Representative Bobby Scott (VA-03), a member of the House Democratic Gun Violence Prevention Task Force.

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Seth Wynes – Concordia University

Seth Wynes is a postdoctoral fellow at Concordia University where he studies climate change mitigation.

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Lang Kate Yang – George Washington University

Lang Kate Yang is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration at George Washington University. Her research focuses on state and local public finance and financial management.

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Andrew Yates – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Andrew Yates is a professor at the Department of Economics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Sarah L. Young – Kennesaw State University

Sarah L. Young, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the School of Government & International Affairs at Kennesaw State University. Her research uses systems-based approaches to study nonprofit and public management, community engagement, and social equity during crises. Dr. Young’s mother grew up in Kabul, Afghanistan. She can be reached at, or @Nonprofit_PhD.

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Velma Zahirovic-Herbert – University of Memphis

Velma Zahirovic-Herbert is the Martha and Robert Fogelman Family Chair in Sustainable Real Estate and Professor of Real Estate at the University of Memphis. Her current research focuses on housing markets, neighborhood change and growth, and the applications of consumer behavior theories to real estate brokerage. She has published extensively in both real estate and urban economics journals on these and similar topics. She is an active member of the American Real Estate Society, where she co-chairs the ARES women’s caucus group, C-WI(RE)2 Connecting Women in Real Estate Research & Education.

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Staci M. Zavattaro – University of Central Florida

Staci M. Zavattaro, Ph.D., is professor of public administration at the University of Central Florida. Her research focuses on the lived experiences of public managers. Her latest research examines the role of deathcare and death management.

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Wei Zhai – Hong Kong Baptist University

Wei Zhai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Geography at Hong Kong Baptist University. His research focuses on urban resilience, urban data science and GeoAI. His research has been published on top geography and planning journals, including Journal of Planning Education and Research, Urban Studies, and Annals of the American Association of Geographers. 

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Eva (Yiwen) Zhang – Peterson Institute for International Economics

Eva (Yiwen) Zhang is the research statistician and quality control coordinator at the Peterson Institute for International Economics ensuring that data and models flowing through the Institute meet rigorous standards of replicability. Her expertise is in econometric modelling.

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