Keith Krehbiel


Keith Krehbiel is Edward B. Rust Professor of Political Science at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, where he has taught courses on foundations of political economy, legislative behavior, and business-government relations since 1986. He specializes in American politics and has published two books and dozens of articles on U.S. politics and governmental processes. 

Krehbiel's first book, Information and Legislative Organization (University of Michigan Press, 1991) presents a comprehensive game-theoretic account of legislative behavior in the presence of uncertainty about the consequences of laws. The book also reports on a variety of novel empirical tests of the theory. The book received the American Political Science Association's Richard F. Fenno Prize for best book on legislative studies. 

Krehbiel's second book, Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press, 1998) studies the strategic interaction of the U.S. President and Congress. This book received both the Fenno Prize (for best book on legislative politics) and the Neustadt Prize (for best book on the presidency). 

In addition to serving several terms on editorial boards of leading political science journals, Krehbiel has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Guest Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Congressional Fellow in the Senate Republican Leader's Office, and a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. He has been a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences since 1994.

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