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Jonathan Bendor

Jonathan   Bendor
Professor, Political Economy
JonathanBendor
Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Political Economics and Organizations
Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
Academic Area: 
Political Economy

Research Statement

Jonathan Bendor's research focuses on three areas: 1) theories of bounded rationality—how cognitive constraints affect decision making; 2) the evolution of cooperation and of norms of collective action; 3) the study of bureaucracy—institutional methods of easing cognitive constraints faced by individual decision makers.

Bio

Jon Bendor is the Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Political Economics and Organizations at the Graduate School of Business. He joined the Stanford faculty in 1979, having earned all of his degrees at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Professor of Political Science, by courtesy, and also teaches in Stanford’s Public Policy Program. He was director of the GSB’s Doctoral Program for four years. He teaches the MBA course on negotiations and plans to write a (short) text on the subject.

Bendor was a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences in 1999-2000 and in 2004-2005. He is in the Who’s Who in Economics (4th ed.) and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, UC Berkeley, 1980
  • MA, UC Berkeley, 1973
  • BA, UC Berkeley, 1972

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford since 1979
  • Professor of Public Policy and Public Management, Stanford GSB, 1994-1999
  • Associate Professor of Public Policy and Public Management, Stanford GSB, 1986 -1994
  • Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Management, Stanford GSB, 1979-1986

Awards and Honors

  • Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2004
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 2004
  • Robert H. Durr Award, Midwest Political Science Association, 2001
  • Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1999
  • Heinz Eulau Award, American Political Science Association, 1998

Publications

Journal Articles

Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, Michael Ting. American Political Science Review. 2003, Vol. 97, Issue 2, Pages 261-280.
Jonathan Bendor, Terry M. Moe, Ken Shotts. American Political Science Review. March 2001, Vol. 95, Issue 1, Pages 169-190.
Jonathan Bendor, Dilip Mookherjee, Debraj Ray. International Game Theory Review. 2001, Vol. 3, Issue 2-3.
Roderick Moreland Kramer, Jane Wei, Jonathan Bendor. Social Influences on Ethical Behavior in Organizations. Mahwah: Erlbaum, 2001, Pages 183-208.
Jonathan Bendor, A. Glazer, T. Hammond. Annual Review of Political Science. 2001, Vol. 4, Pages 235-269.
Jonathan Bendor, Roderick Moreland Kramer, Piotar Swistak. American Sociological Review. 1996, Vol. 61, Issue 2, Pages 333-338.
Jonathan Bendor, Roderick Moreland Kramer, Suzanne Stout. Journal of Conflict Resolution. 1991, Vol. 35, Issue 4, Pages 691-719.

Books

Jonathan Bendor Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
Jonathan Bendor University of California Press, 1985.

Working Papers

The Empirical Content of Adaptive Models | PDF
Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, Michael Ting2004
A Behavioral Model of Turnout | PDF
Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier, Michael Ting2000
Theories of Delegation in Political Science | PDF
Jonathan Bendor, Ami Glazer, Thomas Hammond2000
Reinforcement Behavior in Repeated Games | PDF
Jonathan Bendor, Dilip Mookherjee, Debraj Ray1998
The Evolution of Norms
Jonathan Bendor, Piotr Swistak1998
Condorcet Dynamics | PDF
Jonathan Bendor1992
The Emergence and Stability of Cooperation | PDF
Jonathan Bendor, Piotr Swistak1992
When in Doubt . . . : Cooperation in a Noisy Prisoner's Dilemma
Jonathan Bendor, Roderick Moreland Kramer, Suzanne Stout1990

Courses Taught

Degree Courses

2014-15

The Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) seminar helps develop and hone the skills needed to analyze complex issues, to formulate well-reasoned arguments and to evaluate others€™ arguments. In sections of 18 students or less, you will analyze,...

This is a project-based course on problem solving and creativity. It is expected that everyone who takes the class will work on some significant problem that's currently ongoing (e.g., the design of part of a complex project, a difficult...

2013-14

The Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) course provides a setting for students to further develop and hone the skills needed to analyze complex issues and make forceful and well-grounded arguments. In 16-18 person sections, you will analyze,...

Conflict is unavoidable in every organization. The key question is how it will be handled: will it escalate to dysfunctional levels or will it be effectively managed? Hence, a first aim of the course is to develop your ability to analyze...

2011-12

The Critical Analytical Thinking (CAT) course provides a setting for students to further develop and hone the skills needed to analyze complex issues and make forceful and well-grounded arguments. In 16-18 person sections, you will analyze,...

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB

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    Faculty Director, PhD Program

Greater Stanford University

Service to the Profession

  • Member, American Journal of Political Science, 1998-2001
  • Member, American Political Science Review, 1995-2001