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Jonathan Rodden

Jonathan Rodden

Professor of Political Science
Senior Felllow at the Hoover Institution
Director of the Spatial Social Science Lab
Affiliated faculty at The Europe Center

616 Serra Street
Stanford, CA 94305-6044


Jonathan Rodden is professor of political science at Stanford, director of the Spatial Social Science Lab, and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.  He has written several articles and a pair of books on federalism and fiscal decentralization, and continues to work on issues related to state and local government finance around the world.  His most recent work focuses on economic and political geography in North America, Europe, and beyond.    

Rodden has several ongoing research projects with collaborators in Europe, and spent the winter of 2013 as a visiting scholar at the Juan March Institute in Madrid while also teaching in Stanford’s Madrid Bing Overseas Program.

Rodden received his PhD from Yale University and his BA from the University of Michigan, and was a Fulbright scholar at the University of Leipzig, Germany.  Before joining the Stanford faculty, he was the Ford Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT. 

Stanford Affiliations

Political Science
Hoover Institution