McCubbins is a Provost Professor of Business, Law and
Political Economy in the Marshall School of Business, Gould
School of Law, and the Department of Political Science at the
University of Southern California. He also holds a courtesy
appointment at the School of Policy, Planning and Development
at USC and has adjunct positions at California Institute of
Technology and University of California, San Diego. He has a
B.A. from the University of California, Irvine, and an M.S.
and Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology.
Professor McCubbins is an Elected Fellow of the American
Academy of Arts and Sciences and American Association for the
Advancement of Science.
McCubbins is the co-author of six books:
The Logic of Delegation, winner of the American
Political Science Association's 1992 Gladys M. Kammerer Award;
Legislative Leviathan, 1st and 2nd editions, winner
of the American Political Science Association, Legislative
Studies Section’s 1994 Richard F. Fenno Jr. Prize, The
Democratic Dilemma: Can Citizens Learn What They Need to
Know?, Stealing the Initiative, and most recently,
Setting the Agenda: Responsible Party Government in the US
House of Representatives, winner of the 2005 American
Political Science Association, Leon Epstein Award. McCubbins
is also editor or co-editor of eight additional books and has
authored more than 120 scientific or legal articles, book
chapters, and other written entries, with one winning the 1986
Congressional Quarterly Prize for best article on legislative
politics and another winning the 2005 APSA, SPPQ Award.
Mathew McCubbins’ work has been translated
into Spanish and Japanese and has been reprinted more than
three-dozen times. He was a fellow at the Center for Advanced
Study in the Behavioral Science in 1994-95. He served for
eight years as a co-editor of the Journal of Law,
Economics & Organization and on the editorial boards
of Economics and Politics and Legislative Studies
Quarterly. After serving as the co-president 2008-09,
McCubbins serves on the board of the Society for Empirical
Legal Studies. He is co-editor of the Journal of Legal
Analysis. He co-founded and co-directs the Political Science
Network (PSN) at SSRN.com.
McCubbins is one third of McNollgast, a nom de plume adopted
by McCubbins and two of his coauthors.