Research: International Relations, International Political Economy, and Russian and Eastern European Politics. Professor Stone's first book Satellites and Commissars: Strategy and Conflict in the Politics of Soviet-Bloc Trade was published by Princeton University Press. He is currently completing his second book, Lending Credibility: The International Monetary Fund and the Post-Communist Transition.
Research: Political methodology, international relations, conflict processes, and philosophy of science. Current research develops classical, nonparametric, and Bayesian methods for discriminating between rival statistical models. Author of " Nonparametric Model Discrimination in International Relations," Journal of Conflict Resolution (2003), " Testing Nonnested Models of International Relations: Reevaluating Realism," American Journal of Political Science (2001) and " The Reverend and the Ravens," Political Analysis (2002). Teaches courses in political methodology and international relations.
Research: Positive Political Theory, Social Choice Theory, and Game Theory. Professor Duggan has published articles in Econometrica, Journal of Economic Theory, American Political Science Review, and Mathematical Social Sciences. His current work is on dynamic models of bargaining and elections, multi-dimensional spatial models of political competition, informational aspects of voting and elections, and incentives in social planning problems.
Research: Positive political theory, game theory, social choice theory. Current research focuses on voting and elections, comparative electoral systems, and international conflict. Publications include "Mutual Optimism and War," American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming); "The Swing Voter's Curse with Adversarial Preferences," Journal of Economic Theory (2007); "The Common Priors Assumption: A Comment on Bargaining and the Nature of War," Journal of Conflict Resolution (2006); "Repeated Downsian Electoral Competition," International Journal of Game Theory (2006); "Electoral Competition with Policy-Motivated Candidates," (with John Duggan), Games and Economic Behavior (2005); "May's Theorem with an Infinite Population," Social Choice and Welfare, (2004); "A Note on the Condorcet Jury Theorem with Supermajority Rules," Social Choice and Welfare, (2003); "The Swing Voter's Curse: Comment," American Economic Review (2002); and "Stability and Coordination in Duverger's Law: A Formal Model of Pre-Election Polls and Strategic Voting," American Political Science Review (1997).
Research: International relations, conflict. Current research includes two projects. The first extends the research in his first book on the causes of war termination and examines the role and incentives of leaders in international conflict initiation. The second explores when and why people become attached to specific pieces of territory which together constitute a “homeland” and the consequences of these attachments. His book War and Punishment was published by Princeton University Press (2000); other publications have appeared in the American Journal of Political Science and the Journal of Conflict Resolution. Currently teaches courses on international relations, with an emphasis on conflict, and international relations history.
Research: Comparative Politics, European Politics. Managing Editor of the American Political Science Review (1991-95). Co-author and co-editor of a leading undergraduate comparative politics text, Comparative Politics Today, now in its 7th edition. His book Contemporary Democracies: Participation, Stability and Violence (Harvard, 1982) won the Woodrow Wilson Prize for best book in political science in 1982. Recent articles have appeared in World Politics and British Journal of Political Science. His latest book, Elections as Instruments of Democracy, was published by Yale University Press in August, 2000.
Research: Statisical Methods, International Relations, and Positive Political Theory. Professor Signorino's articles have appeared in the American Political Science Review, International Studies Quarterly, Political Methodology, and Journal of Conflict Resolution. He is currently developing statistical methods for analyzing strategic interaction, especially models of international conflict (see his Statistics Out on a Limb Project).