Justin Fox is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis.
Professor Fox's research applies game theory to the study of American political institutions. His current work examines how the courts and the bureaucracy influence the policy choices of elected officials. Past work has dealt with the channels by which interest group campaign contributions affect the behavior of incumbent politicians. He has also written on the costs of transparency in government and the value of partisanship in systems of checks and balances.
His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Analysis, and Public Choice.
Professor Fox regularly offers undergraduate courses in political representation and game theory, and graduate courses in applied game-theoretic modeling.
He received his B.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Prior to joining Washington University, he was a faculty member at Yale University.