Ethel and John Lindgren Professor
Professor of Political Science and Economics
Professor of Management and Strategy, J. L. Kellogg School of Management (by courtesy)
PhD, Cambridge University
Professor Austen-Smith's teaching and research interests are positive political theory, social choice, and game theory. His publications include "Elections, Coalitions, and Legislative Outcomes" (with Jeff Banks), "Campaign Contributions and Access," "Information Aggregation, Rationality, and the Condorcet Jury Theorem" (with Jeff Banks), all in the American Political Science Review; "Explaining the Vote: Constituency Constraints on Sophisticated Voting" and "Information Transmission in Debate," both in the American Journal of Political Science; "Cheap Talk and Burned Money" (with Jeff Banks) in the Journal of Economic Theory; "Strategic Transmission of Costly Information" in Econometrica; "Redistributing Income under Proportional Representation" in the Journal of Political Economy, 2000; and Positive Political Theory I: Collective Preference (with Jeff Banks, University of Michigan Press, 1999). He is on the editorial boards of the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Economic Theory, Games and Economic Behavior, and Journal of Public Economics and is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.