Bruce Bueno de Mesquita
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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

Political scientist

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita has been a senior fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution since 1986, and a professor at New York University. He earned his B.A. from Queens College, and his M.A. and Ph.D from the University of Michigan. He serves as director for New York University’s Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy.

He is best known as one of the authors of selectorate theory. Selectorate theory, as described in his 2012 The Dictator’s Handbook: Why Bad Behavior is Almost Always Good Politics (cowritten with Alastair Smith), seeks to explain the five rules that dictators must follow to remain in power, including the cultivation of a small winning coalition so as to keep their needs simple, keep replacements to step up when supporters depart, control the money, give lots of money to your friends but not so much that they can overthrow you, and never give your friends’ money to the people.

He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and president of the International Studies Association. He has been awarded the Dag Hammarskjold Memorial Award and a Karl Deutsch Award in International Relations and Peace Research.

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Bruce Bueno de Mesquita is a political scientist, professor at New York University, and senior fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

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Schools

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University of Rochester
University of Rochester

Private, nonsectarian, research university in Rochester, New York, United States

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Queens College
Queens College

College in New York City

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University of Michigan
University of Michigan

Public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States

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Michigan State University
Michigan State University

Public research university in East Lansing, Michigan, United States

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New York University
New York University

Private research university in New York City

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Stanford University
Stanford University

Private research university located in Stanford, California, United States

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#199 World Rank #130 USA Rank
Political Science