Keith Krehbiel is Edward B. Rust Professor of Political Science at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he has taught courses on foundations of political economy, legislative politics, business-government relations, and ethics since 1986. He specializes in political institutions and has published two books and dozens of articles on U.S. politics and governmental processes. Krehbiel’s first book, Information and Legislative Organization (University of Michigan Press, 1991) presents a comprehensive game-theoretic account of legislative behavior in the presence of uncertainty about the consequences of laws, and reports on a variety of novel empirical tests of the theory. The book received the American Political Science Association’s Richard F. Fenno Prize for best book on legislative studies. Krehbiel’s second book, Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking (University of Chicago Press, 1998) studies the strategic interaction of U.S. Presidents with the Congress. This book received both the Fenno Prize (for best book on legislative politics) and the Neustadt Prize (for best book on the presidency) from the APSA.
In addition to serving several terms on editorial boards of leading political science journals, Krehbiel (with Nolan McCarty) co-founded and co-edits the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. Krehbiel has been a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Guest Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a Congressional Fellow in the Senate Republican Leader’s Office, and twice a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Studies in Behavioral Sciences. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1994. He received the Sloan Award for Teaching Excellence in 2000, the Distinguished Service Award from the GSB PhD Program in 2007, and the Robert T. Davis Award for Lifetime Achievement on the Stanford GSB Faculty in 2014.