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Daniel Diermeier

David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor at the Harris School and the College
Member of the Board of the University of Chicago Medical Center
Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory
Board of Trustees of NORC

Daniel Diermeier serves as the thirteenth Provost of the University of Chicago. As Provost, Diermeier has responsibility for academic and research programs across the University and oversees the University’s budget. Prior to his appointment as Provost, Diermeier was Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy from 2014-2016. He is the David Lee Shillinglaw Distinguished Service Professor at the Harris School and the College and a member of the Board of the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Board of Governors for Argonne National Laboratory, and the Board of Trustees of NORC.

Daniel Diermeier is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Canadian Institute of Advanced Research (CIFAR). His teaching and research focuses on formal political theory, political institutions, the interaction of business and politics, text analytics, public perception, as well as crisis and reputation management. He has published two books and over 90 research articles in academic journals, mostly in the fields of political science, economics, and management, but also in other areas ranging from linguistics, sociology and psychology to computer science and applied mathematics.

Prior to joining the University of Chicago, Professor Diermeier taught at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, most recently as IBM Professor of Regulation and Practice in the Department of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences (MEDS), and Director of the Ford Motor Company Center of Global Citizenship. He also held appointments in Economics, Political Science, Linguistics, and the School of Law at Northwestern University.

During his time at Northwestern, he won multiple teaching awards including Kellogg’s Professor of the Year Award and Alumni Professor of the Year Award. He was named among the World’s 50 Best Business School Professors and was the 2007 recipient of the Faculty Pioneer Award from the Aspen Institute. Professor Diermeier has been an advisor to governments, non-profit organizations and leading corporations. He is a member of the Board of Directors of CityBase, an urban technology company.

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Assistant: Rachel Kurth
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Publications - Books


  • Bendor, J., Diermeier, D., Siegel, D. A., Ting, M. M. (2011). A Behavioral Theory of Elections. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
    1. Finalist – William H. Riker Award for best book published in 2011 in political economy
  • Diermeier, D. (2011). Reputation Rules: Strategies for Building Your Company’s Most Valuable Asset. New York: McGraw-Hill.
    1. Simplified Chinese translation published in People’s Republic of China, Spring 2013
    2. Audio book version –, March 2013
    3. BusinessWeek- Business Summer 2012 Reading List
    4. Traditional Chinese translation published by McGraw-Hill Education Taiwan, May 2012
    5. Special Indian edition published by McGraw-Hill Education with Tata Publishing. May 2012
    6. Japanese translation published by Hankyu. Tokyo, March 2012
    7. Winner of the 2011 Chookaszian Prize in Risk Management
    8. 800 CEO Read – Best Business Book of 2011 Nominee
  • Lyon, T.P., Diermeier, D. Dowell, G., (Eds.) (2014)  Corporate Sustainability.  (4 Volumes). London, England:  SAGE.

Publications - Articles
  • Diermeier, D., Egorov, G., and Sonin, K. (Forthcoming). Political Economy of Redistribution. Econometrica.
  • Diermeier, D., & Li, C. (Forthcoming). Electoral Control with Behavioral Voters. Journal of Politics.
  • Diermeier, D., Prato, C. & Vlaicu, R. (2016). A Bargaining Model of Endogenous Procedures. Social Choice and Welfare.47(4):985-1012.