Alan Wiseman
Alan Wiseman

Visiting Associate Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

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Alan Wiseman is a Visiting Associate Professor in the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences Department at the Kellogg School of Management and an Associate Professor of Political Science and Law (by courtesy) at Vanderbilt University. He received his PhD in Political Economics from the Stanford University GSB, and has previously served as a visiting economic scholar in the Bureau of Economics at the United States Federal Trade Commission. He has research and research and teaching interests in American political institutions and positive political economy, focusing on legislative and electoral politics, regulation, bureaucratic politics, and business and public policy.

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Ph.D., 2001, Business (Political Economics), Stanford University
M.A., 1999, Political Science, Stanford University
B.A., 1996, Political Science, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Summa Cum Laude
B.A., 1996, Economics-History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Summa Cum Laude

Academic Positions
Associate Professor, Political Science and Law, Vanderbilt University, 2010-present
Associate Professor, Political Science, The Ohio State University, 2008-2010
Visiting Associate Professor, Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, 2008-2008
Assistant Professor, Political Science, The Ohio State University, 2002-2008

Other Professional Experience
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, Vanderbilt University, 2010-present
Director, SBS Undergraduate Public Policy Minor, The Ohio State University, 2007-2010
Visiting Scholar, Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission, 2001-2002
Economic Research Analyst, Federal Trade Commission, 1999-2000

Grants and Awards
Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, 2012
Artinian Travel Award, Southern Political Science Association, 2005

Print Research
Research Interests
American Political Institutions
Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods
Positive Political Economy
Legislative Politics
Bureaucracy and Regulatory Politics

Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. 2013. Price Effects and the Commerce Clause: The Case of State Wine Shipping Laws. Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. 10(2): 196-229.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2013. Information and Political Institutions. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 25(3): 301-308.
Wiseman, Alan E., C. Volden and D. Wittmer. 2013. When are Women More Effective Lawmakers than Men?. American Journal of Political Science. 57(2): 326-341.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2013. Information and Political Institutions. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 25(3): 301-308.
Wiseman, Alan E. and C. Volden. 2011. Breaking Gridlock: The Determinants of Health Policy Change in Congress. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 36(2): 227-264.
Wiseman, Alan E. and K Shotts. 2010. The Politics of Investigations and Regulatory Enforcement by Independent Agents and Cabinet Appointees. Journal of Politics. 72(1): 209-226.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2009. Delegation and Positive-Sum Bureaucracies. Journal of Politics. 71(3): 998-1014.
Wiseman, Alan E. and M. Herron. 2008. Gerrymanders and Theories of Law Making: A Study of Legislative Redistricting in Illinois. Journal of Politics. 70(1): 151-167.
Wiseman, Alan E. and John Wright. 2008. The Legislative Median and Partisan Policy. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 20(1): 5-29.
Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. 2007. The Economics of Direct Wine Shipping. Journal of Law, Economics and Policy. 3(2): 255-274.
Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. 2007. The Politics of Wine: Trade Barriers, Interest Groups and the Commerce Clause. Journal of Politics. 69(3): 859-875.
Wiseman, Alan E. and C. Volden. 2007. Bargaining in Legislatures over Particularistic and Collective Goods. American Political Science Review. 101(1): 79-92.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2006. A Theory of Partisan Support and Entry Deterrence in Electoral Competition. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 18(2): 123-158.
Wiseman, Alan E. and A. Meirowitz. 2005. Contributions and Elections with Network Externalities. Economics and Politics. 17(1): 77-110.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2005. Partisan Strategy and Support in State Legislative Elections: The Case of Illinois. American Politics Research. 33(3): 576-403.
Wiseman, Alan E. and Keith Krehbiel. 2005. Joe Cannon and the Minority Party: Tyranny or Bipartisanship?. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 30(4): 479-505.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2005. Investigating Dynamics of Political Compromise. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 17(4): 497-514.
Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. 2004. Market and Nonmarket Barriers to Internet Wine Sales: The Case of Virginia. Business and Politics. 6(2): Article 4.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2004. Tests of Vote-Buyer Theories of Coalition Formation in Legislatures. Political Research Quarterly. 57(3): 441-450.
Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. 2004. Interstate Trade Barriers and Regulatory Competition: The Case of Virginia’s Direct Wine Shipping Ban. Journal of Private Enterprise. 19(2): 26-42.
Wiseman, Alan E. and Keith Krehbiel. 2001. Joseph G. Cannon: Majoritarian from Illinois. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 26(3): 357-89.
Working Papers
Wiseman, Alan E. and C. Volden. Forthcoming. The Lawmakers: Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress.
Wiseman, Alan E. and M. Herron. Testing Theories of Distributive Politics and Pork Barrel Spending in Legislatures.
Wiseman, Alan E. and C. Volden. Governmental Regulation and Self-Regulation.
Wiseman, Alan E.. A Theory of Competitve Partisan Lawmaking.
Wiseman, Alan E., C. Volden and D. Wittmer. Women’s Issues and Their Fates in Congress.
Wiseman, Alan E., M. Hitt and C. Volden. A Formal Model of Legislative Effectiveness.
Book Chapters
Wiseman, Alan E. and C. Volden. 2012. "Legislative Effectiveness and Representation." In Congress Reconsidered, edited by Lawrence C. Dodd, Bruce I. Oppenheimer, Washington DC: CQ Press, 10th ed.
Wiseman, Alan E. and C. Volden. 2011. "Formal Approaches to the Study of Congress." In Oxford Handbook on the American Congress, edited by Frances Lee, Eric Schickler, New York: Oxford University Press.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2003. "Taxation and the New Economy." In New Economy Handbook, edited by Derek C. Jones, San Diego: Elsevier Science Academic Press.
Wiseman, Alan E.. "From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America." Journal of Wine Research.
Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. "Uncorking E-Commerce: Update." Regulation.
Wiseman, Alan E. and J. Ellig. "Ohio’s Direct Shipping Law: New Regulations Still Discriminate, and Price Competition May Result." Wines & Vines.
Wiseman, Alan E.. "Economic Issues: Economic Perspectives on the Internet." Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.
Wiseman, Alan E.. 2000. The Internet Economy: Access, Taxes, and Market Structure. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

Print Teaching
Full-Time / Part-Time MBA
Leadership and Crisis Management (KPPI-440-A)

This course counts toward the following majors: Social Enterprise

Formerly SEEK-440-A

In recent decades corporations have increasingly become the dominant source for political and social change. Increased globalization and technological progress have further accelerated this process. Businesses are now held accountable by standards other than legal compliance or financial performance. Successful business leaders have recognized that these challenges are best mastered by a commitment to values-based management. However, simply "doing the right thing" is not enough. Rather, companies increasingly find themselves as targets of aggressive legal action, media coverage and social pressure. Organizations must be prepared to handle rapidly changing environments and anticipate potential threats. This requires a deep understanding of the strategic complexities in managing various stakeholders and constituencies. To confront students with these challenges in a realistic fashion, the class is structured around a rich set of challenging case studies and crisis simulation exercises.