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									                                     Nicholas Weller
                               Department of Political Science
                              University of California, San Diego
                                  9500 Gilman Dr. MS 0521
                                     La Jolla, CA 92093
                                        (858) 736-5369
                                      nweller@ucsd.edu
                                    dss.ucsd.edu/~nweller

Employment
Assistant Professor, University of Southern California, Department of Political Science and
   School of International Relations, beginning Fall 2008

Education
Ph.D. University of California, San Diego, received Summer 2008

M.A. University of California, San Diego, received Spring 2005
     Passed qualifying exams with distinction

B.A.   Rice University, 1995-1999
       Majors: History and Policy Studies

Works in Progress
Trading Policy: Constituents and Party in U.S. Congressional Trade Voting
       Under review

Tax Man Cometh: Measuring Government Capacity with Taxation Ability (with Melissa
Ziegler)
       Under Review

Network structure and coordination (with Mathew McCubbins and Ramomohan Paturi)

Diffusion of State Tax and Expenditure Limits (with Ellen Moule)

Predicting trust and trustworthiness in an experiment (with Mathew McCubbins)

Bonding for Investment: Effect of Credible Commitments on Investment

Hurdles to Investment: An Experimental Test of Information Transfer Between Games


An experimental study of the formation of communication networks (with Mathew McCubbins)

An Agent Based Model of Treaties and Alliances (with Danielle Jung)

Institutional thresholds and economic growth (with Cheryl Boudreau and Mathew McCubbins).
Presentations
Network structure and coordination (with Mathew McCubbins and Ramomohan Paturi)
presented at the Harvard Networks in Political Science Conference, June 2008

“Predicting trust and trustworthiness in an experiment” (with Mathew McCubbins) presented at
UC Riverside conference on experiments in political science, May 2008.

“Diffusion of State Tax and Expenditure Limits” (with Ellen Moule) presented at University of
Pennsylvania’s American Politics Workshop, April 2008.

“Diffusion of State Tax and Expenditure Limits” (with Ellen Moule) presented at the April 2008
meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association and the University of Southern California
Law School.

“Trading Policy: Constituents and Party in Trade Policy Voting” presented at the April 2008
meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association

“Tax Man Cometh: Income Tax as a Measure of Government Capacity” (with Melissa Ziegler)
presented at the UC Irvine Graduate Conference on Democracy and its Development, March
2008.

"Developing Trust, Trusting Development." Presented at the April 2006 meeting of the Midwest
Political Science Association

“How do we get the institutions right?” (co-authored with Cheryl Boudreau) presented at the UC
Irvine Graduate Conference on Democracy and its Development. April 2006.

Teaching Experience
Instructor
  PS 144F: Politics of International Trade and Finance – Summer 2007, Summer 2008

Teaching Assistant
  PS 10: Introduction to American Politics – Fall 2006

Work Experience
Research Assistant for Mathew McCubbins and Gary Cox, August 2003 – present

Research Assistant for Mathew McCubbins and Elizabeth Garrett, June 2006 – March 2007

Honors and Fellowships
Peggy Quon Prize, 2008
Graduate Dissertation Fellowship, Institute on Global Conflict & Cooperation, 2007 – 2008
UCSD Thurgood Marshall Graduate Fellowship, August 2003 – June 2006
UCSD Dean of Social Science Travel Grant, 2006, 2008
Institute for Humane Studies Graduate Fellowship, 2004 – 2005, 2006 – 2007, 2007 – 2008
Rice University President's List, 1996 – 1999
References
Mathew McCubbins
Professor of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
mmccubbins@ucsd.edu

Peter Cowhey
Professor of Political Science
International Relations and Pacific Studies
University of California, San Diego
pcowhey@ucsd.edu

Gary Cox
Professor of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
gcox@ucsd.edu

Thad Kousser
Professor of Political Science
University of California, San Diego
tkousser@ucsd.edu

								
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