Faculty Profiles



Neil Malhotra

Associate Professor of Political Economy
MBA Class of '69 Faculty Scholar for 2011-2012



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Academic Degrees

PhD in Political Science, Stanford Univ., 2008; MA in Political Science, Stanford Univ., 2005; BA in Economics summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in the Major, Yale Univ., 2002.

Professional Experience

At Stanford since 2008.

Stanford Graduate School of Business, Assistant Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), 2008-present.

Selected Publications

Assigning Blame: The Publicís Response to Hurricane Katrina: Journal of Politics, 2008 
Completion Time and Response Order Effects in Web Surveys: Public Opinion Quarterly, 2008 
Disentangling the Relationship between Legislative Professionalism and Government Spending: Legislative Studies Quarterly, 2008 
The Law of k/n: The Effect of Chamber Size on Government Spending in Bicameral Legislatures: American Political Science Review, 2007 
Citizen Competence and Democratic Accountability: Voter Responses to Natural Disaster Relief and Preparedness Spending: American Political Science Review, 2009 

Working Papers

2002: Can October Surprise? A Natural Experiment Assessing Late Campaign Effects 
2034: Personal Emotions and Political Decision Making: Implications for Voter Competence 

Awards and Honors

Westview Press Award for Best Graduate Student Paper, 2007, Midwest Political Science Association 
John Sullivan Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Paper, 2007, American Political Science Association 
First Prize, Student Paper Award, 2007, Pacific Chapter of the American Association for Public Opinion Research 
Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the Best Article in Legislative Studies Quarterly, 2008, American Political Science Association 

Courses Taught

GSBGEN 208 Ethics in Management 
POLECON 528 Measuring Opinion and Sentiment 
POLECON 677 Political Economy and Political Behavior 

Affiliations

Member: American Political Science Association (2004 - 2009) 


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