John W. Patty is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago and Co-editor of the Journal of Theoretical Politics and the Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions series at Cambridge University Press. Professor Patty’s research focuses on mathematical models of political institutions. His substantive interests include political legitimacy, the US Congress, the federal bureaucracy, American political development, and democratic theory.
Professor Patty regularly teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses on game theory, computational modeling, formal models of political institutions, political resistance and legitimacy, the US Congress, and the federal bureaucracy. His work has been published in American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Economics & Politics, Electoral Studies, Games & Economic Behavior, Journal of Law and Courts, Journal of Politics, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Theoretical Politics, Mathematical & Computer Modelling, Politics, Philosophy, & Economics, Political Science Research and Methods, PS: Political Science & Politics, Public Choice, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Social Choice & Welfare, and The Good Society.