Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Justin Fox is an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. His research applies game theory to the study of American political institutions. His current work examines how the prospect of judicial invalidation of legislation affects the quality and extremity of bills that lawmakers craft. Past work has dealt with the influence of campaign giving on policymaking, the effects of partisanship on checks and balances, the influences of transparency on policymaking, and the effects of legislative delegation on political accountability.
His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the Journal of Politics, the Journal of Public Economics, the Journal of Theoretical Politics, Political Analysis, and Public Choice.
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, where he taught courses on elections, political institutions, political economy, and game theory.