Neil Malhotra

Professor, Political Economy

Neil Malhotra

The Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy

Professor of Political Science (by courtesy), School of Humanities and Sciences
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Louise & Claude Rosenberg Jr. Director, Center for Social Innovation


Neil Malhotra is The Edith M. Cornell Professor of Political Economy at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Stanford University Department of Political Science. He serves as the Louise and Claude N. Rosenberg, Jr. Director of the Center for Social Innovation at Stanford GSB.

He has authored over 60 articles on numerous topics including American politics, political behavior, and survey methodology. His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other outlets. He currently serves as an associate editor of Public Opinion Quarterly and the Journal of Experimental Political Science.

He received his MA and PhD in political science from Stanford University, where he was the Melvin & Joan Lane Stanford Graduate Fellow. He received a BA in economics from Yale University.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD in Political Science, Stanford University, 2008
  • MA in Political Science, Stanford University, 2005
  • BA in Economics, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Distinction in the Major, Yale University, 2002

Academic Appointments

  • At Stanford University since 2008

Professional Experience

  • Visiting Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation

Awards and Honors

  • Susan Ford Dorsey Faculty Fellow for 2020–21
  • Susan Ford Dorsey Faculty Fellow for 2019–20
  • Susan Ford Dorsey Faculty Fellow for 2016–17
  • Philip F. Maritz Faculty Scholar, Stanford GSB, 2013–14
  • Jewell-Loewenberg Award for the Best Article in Legislative Studies Quarterly, American Political Science Association
  • Invited Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences


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Service to the Profession


  • American Political Science Association, 2004-2009

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