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William T. Bianco


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  • Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1987

William Bianco's research focuses on American Politics, with emphasis on legislative decision-making and formal theory.  One of his current projects analyzes the evolution of cooperation between NASA and Roskosmos in joint operations of the International Space Station.  He is the author of Trust: Representatives and Constituents, editor of Congress on Display, Congress at Work, and coauthor of two textbooks, American Politics Today and American Politics: Strategy and Choice.  He is also the author or coauthor of numerous journal articles and is the co-recipient of four National Science Foundation Grants and one grant from the National Council for Eurasian and Eastern European Research. 
He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from SUNY Stony Brook (1982), and his PhD. from the University of Rochester (1987). He arrived at Indiana University in September 2006 after holding faculty appointments at Duke University and Penn State University, and visiting appointments at Stanford University and Harvard University.  He was a Visiting Scholar at the Brookings Institution in 1990, and a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Moscow, Russia during 2011-2.  At IU, he is Professor of Political Science and Affiliated Faculty at the Russian-Eastern Europe Institute.  
His teaching at Indiana includes undergraduate courses on American Politics, Legislative Politics, Game Theory, and Statistics, and graduate classes on Legislative Politics, Statistics, Formal Modeling, and Institutional Analysis.