Scott H. Ainsworth
104 Baldwin Hall
Office Hours: Wednesdays 10:00 -11:30 & by appointment
- Ph.D. Political Science , Washington University in St. Louis 1989,
- B.A Political Science , University of Rochester 1983,
Research Area: Interest groups and lobbying, game theoretic models of political institutions, U.S. Congress.
Most of my research focuses on interest groups and lobbying or the U.S. Congress. Much of this research involves game theoretic models of political institutions or political interactions.
“Regulating Lobbyists and Interest Group Influence.” 1993. Journal of Politics 55:41-56.
“Interest Group Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurs with Two Audiences.” Coauthored with Itai Sened. 1993. American Journal of Political Science 37:834-866.
“Unanimous Consent Agreements as Leadership Tools.” Coauthored with Marcus Flathman. 1995. Legislative Studies Quarterly 20:177-195.
“Electoral Strength and the Emergence of Group Influence in the Late 1800s: The Grand Army of the Republic.” 1995. American Politics Quarterly 23:319-338.
“National Grange Influence on the Supreme Court Confirmation of Stanley Matthews.” Coauthored with John Anthony Maltese. 1996. Social Science History 20:41-62.
“The Role of Legislators in the Determination of Interest Group Influence in Legislatures.” 1997. Legislative Studies Quarterly 22:517-534.
“Representation and Institutionalization.” 1997. Journal of Theoretical Politics 9:147-65.
“The Informational Role of Caucuses in the U.S. Congress.” Coauthored with Frances Akins. 1997. American Politics Quarterly 25:407-30.
“Strategic Foundation for the Cooperators’ Advantage.” 1999. Theory & Decision 47:101-110.
“Modeling Efficacy and Interest Group Membership.” Forthcoming, Political Behavior.