Jonathan Rodden is a professor in the political science department at Stanford who works on the comparative political economy of institutions. He has written or edited a number of articles and three books on federalism and fiscal decentralization, and works with the World Bank, International Monetary Fund, USAID, and the European Commission on related policy issues. His most recent research focuses on economic and political geography and implications for representation. In addition to several academic articles, he recently completed a book on the topic: Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide. He is also engaged in debates about the reform of electoral institutions and redistricting procedures, and has testified as an expert witness in lawsuits related to gerrymandering and voting rights.

Rodden received his PhD from Yale University and his BA from the University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright student at the University of Leipzig, Germany. Before joining the Stanford faculty in 2007, he was the Ford Associate Professor of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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