Nolan McCarty is Susan Dod Brown Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, and Director, Center for Data-Driven Social Science at Princeton University. He was formerly the associate dean at the School of Public and International Affairs. His research interests include U.S. politics, democratic political institutions, and political game theory. He is the recipient of the Robert Eckles Swain National Fellowship from the Hoover Institution and the John M. Olin Fellowship in Political Economy. His recent books include Polarization: What Everyone Needs to Know (2019) and Can America Govern Itself? (2019 Frances Lee). Other books include Political Game Theory (2007 Adam Meirowitz) and Polarized America: The Dance of Ideology and Unequal Riches (2008 with Keith Poole and Howard Rosenthal).
PhD, Carnegie Mellon University