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, Stanford University
M.A., 1999, Political Science, Stanford University
B.A., 1996, Economics-History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Summa Cum Laude
B.A., 1996, Political Science, 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

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

Wiseman, Alan 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, 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. 2013. Information and Political Institutions. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 25(3): 301-308.
Wiseman, Alan. 2013. Information and Political Institutions. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 25(3): 301-308.
Wiseman, Alan 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 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. 2009. Delegation and Positive-Sum Bureaucracies. Journal of Politics. 71(3): 998-1014.
Wiseman, Alan and John Wright. 2008. The Legislative Median and Partisan Policy. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 20(1): 5-29.
Wiseman, Alan 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 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 and J. Ellig. 2007. The Economics of Direct Wine Shipping. Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. 3(2): 255-274.
Wiseman, Alan and C. Volden. 2007. Bargaining in Legislatures over Particularistic and Collective Goods. American Political Science Review. 101(1): 79-92.
Wiseman, Alan. 2006. A Theory of Partisan Support and Entry Deterrence in Electoral Competition. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 18(2): 123-158.
Wiseman, Alan and A. Meirowitz. 2005. Contributions and Elections with Network Externalities. Economics and Politics. 17(1): 77-110.
Wiseman, Alan. 2005. Partisan Strategy and Support in State Legislative Elections: The Case of Illinois. American Politics Research. 33(3): 576-403.
Wiseman, Alan. 2005. Investigating Dynamics of Political Compromise. Journal of Theoretical Politics. 17(4): 497-514.
Wiseman, Alan and Keith Krehbiel. 2005. Joe Cannon and the Minority Party: Tyranny or Bipartisanship?. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 30(4): 479-505.
Wiseman, Alan. 2004. Tests of Vote-Buyer Theories of Coalition Formation in Legislatures. Political Research Quarterly. 57(3): 441-450.
Wiseman, Alan 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 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 and Keith Krehbiel. 2001. Joseph G. Cannon: Majoritarian from Illinois. Legislative Studies Quarterly. 26(3): 357-89.
Working Papers
Wiseman, Alan and C. Volden. Governmental Regulation and Self-Regulation.
Wiseman, Alan. A Theory of Competitve Partisan Lawmaking.
Wiseman, Alan, C. Volden and D. Wittmer. Women’s Issues and Their Fates in Congress.
Wiseman, Alan and M. Herron. Testing Theories of Distributive Politics and Pork Barrel Spending in Legislatures.
Wiseman, Alan, M. Hitt and C. Volden. A Formal Model of Legislative Effectiveness.
Wiseman, Alan and C. Volden. Forthcoming. The Lawmakers: Legislative Effectiveness in the United States Congress.
Book Chapters
Wiseman, Alan and C. Volden. 2012. "Legislative Effectiveness and Representation." In Congress Reconsidered, edited by Lawrence C. Dodd, Bruce I. Oppenheimer, Washington DC: CQ Press.
Wiseman, Alan 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. 2003. "Taxation and the New Economy." In New Economy Handbook, edited by Derek C. Jones, San Diego: Elsevier Science Academic Press.
Wiseman, Alan. "From Demon to Darling: A Legal History of Wine in America." Journal of Wine Research.
Wiseman, Alan and J. Ellig. "Uncorking E-Commerce: Update." Regulation.
Wiseman, Alan and J. Ellig. "Ohio’s Direct Shipping Law: New Regulations Still Discriminate, and Price Competition May Result." Wines & Vines.
Wiseman, Alan. "Economic Issues: Economic Perspectives on the Internet." Bureau of Economics, Federal Trade Commission.
Wiseman, Alan. 2000. The Internet Economy: Access, Taxes, and Market Structure. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press.

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