Ethan Bueno de Mesquita

Sydney Stein Professor and Interim Dean
Harris School of Public Policy
University of Chicago


Ethan Bueno de Mesquita is Interim Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy, the Sydney Stein Professor in the Harris School, and a professor in the College at the University of Chicago.

His research focuses on applications of game theoretic models to a variety of political phenomena including conflict, political violence, national security, and electoral accountability. He has also written extensively on methodological issues in the social sciences, and both writes and advises on issues at the intersection of tech and society.

He is the author or co-author of Political Economy for Public Policy, Theory and Credibility, and Thinking Clearly with Data (all from Princeton University Press) as well as many articles in both political science and economics. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the United States Institute of Peace.

Before coming to the University of Chicago, Ethan taught in the political science department at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MA and PhD from Harvard University.