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John D. Huber
John Huber teaches and conducts research with a focus on the comparative study of democratic processes. He is the author of Rationalizing Parliament, of Deliberate Discretion? Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (with Charles Shipan), and of numerous articles. Deliberate Discretion was awarded the Richard Fenno Prize, Gregory Luebbert Prize, and William Riker Prize. Huber's current research focuses primarily on ethnic politics, inequality and the politics of redistribution. Huber served as chair of the political science department from 2006-09 and 2010-13, and as Interim Director of Columbia's Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) in 2012-13. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2013, and he founded and directs Columbia's undergraduate summer program on democracy and constitutional engineering in Tunisia and Turkey.
Professor Huber is on leave for the Fall 2016 semester.
Exclusion by elections: Inequality, ethnic diversity and redistribution
Provisional title of book manuscript under review. Chapter 1 is here.
“Cabinet Instability and the Accumulation of Experience: The French Fourth and Fifth Republics in Comparative Perspective,” (with Cecilia Martinez-Gallardo), British Journal of Political Science, 34:27-48 (2004).
“Cabinet Instability and Delegation in Parliamentary Democracies” (with Arthur Lupia), American Journal of Political Science 45(1): 18-33 (2001).
“Delegation to Civil Servants in Parliamentary Democracies.” European Journal of Political Research 37:397-413 (2000).
“Putting Parties in their Place: Inferring Party Left-Right Ideological Positions from Manifestos Data” (with Matthew Gabel), American Journal of Political Science, 44(1)94-103 (2000)
“The Costs of Control: Legislators, Agencies, and Transaction Costs” (with Charles R. Shipan) Legislative Studies Quarterly 25 (1): 25-52 (2000)
“How does Cabinet Instability affect Political Performance: Credible Commitment, Information, and Health Care Cost Containment in Parliamentary Politics,” The American Political Science Review 92:577-92 (1998).
“Sense and Sensibility: The Role of Rules” (with Douglas Dion). The American Journal of Political Science 41:945-57 (July 1997).
“L'analyse du choix rationnel en science politique” (with Sylvain Brouard and Eric Kerrouche). Révue Internationale de Politique Comparée, Volume 4, no. 1, (1997).
“The Vote of Confidence in Parliamentary Democracies,” American Political Science Review 90:269-82 (1996).
“Procedural Choice and the House Committee on Rules,” (with Douglas Dion), The Journal of Politics 58:25-53 (1996).
“Expert Interpretations of Party Space and Party Locations in 42 Societies,” (with Ronald Inglehart), Party Politics, Volume 1, no. 1. pages 73-111 (January 1995).
“Congruence between Citizens and Policymakers in Two Visions of Liberal Democracy,” (with G. Bingham Powell, Jr.), World Politics 46:291-326 (1994).
“Restrictive Legislative Procedures in France and the US.” The American Political Science Review 86:675-88 (1992).
“Values and Partisanship in Left-right Orientations: Measuring Ideology.” The European Journal of Political Research 17:599-621 (1989).