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I am Provost Professor of Public Policy, Political Science, and Law; Judith & John Bedrosian Chair of Governance and the Public Enterprise; Director of the Bedrosian Center; and Director of the Political Institutions and Political Economy (PIPE) Collaborative at the Sol Price School of Public PolicyUniversity of Southern California.

American political history is a favorite topic of mine and plays an important role in my research.  Much of my work focuses on the origins and development of American political institutions, notably congressional and partisan institutions.

I have been Editor in Chief of The Journal of Politics since January 2015.

I am the founding Editor in Chief of the Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy, which began publishing in March 2020, and Historical Political Economy, which begins publishing in 2021.

I am Editor in Chief of Broadstreet, a blog that focuses on historical political economy, and I host a podcast called P.S. You’re Interesting, where I talk to political scientists about their research.

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