Professor Rob Franzese has recently been selected as a new Fellow of the Society for Political Methodology.  Please join us in Congratulating Rob!


Here is the announcement from Kevin Quinn, Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law and the Society of Political Methodologists:

"I am extremely pleased to announce that the Fellows of the Society for Political Methodology have inducted Robert J. Franzese as a new fellow.

Professor Franzese (Ph.D. Government, Harvard 1996) is a scholar of political methodology, Comparative & International Politics, and Political Economy.  Dr. Franzese's intellectual achievements cover international monetary policy, labor market policymaking, electoral and partisan influence on economic policies, central bank independence, and many related areas.  Rob has contributed to political methodology in time-series and spatial modeling.  This includes dynamic and endogenous network interdependence, time-series cross-sectional analysis, panel data modeling, and connecting empirical ideas with formal and causal models. Rob has published in the top journals of the field, along with books at Cambridge and Michigan University Presses.

Just as importantly, Professor Franzese has contributed substantially, and over a long period, to the Society for Political Methodology, most recently serving as the previous President. He has also organized the Summer Meeting once (2008), served as Vice-President, associate editor of Political Analysis, co-editor of Political Analysis, served as methodology division chair at national meetings, and served on numerous Society committees.

Please join the previously inducted Fellows and me in congratulating Rob!"

With this selection he joins an illustrious group which also includes two of his current University of Michigan colleagues, Walter Mebane and John Jackson.  Please join us in congratulating Rob!