Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Peter Buisseret’s research is principally focused on political economy theory and an understanding of how political institutions, such as legislative processes and electoral rules, affect collective decision-making in societies. To date, his work has focused on the comparative performance of parliamentary versus presidential systems, the design of dynamic reform strategies in environments in which there is uncertainty about who will hold future political power, and the consequences of partisanship for democratic accountability. He studies these questions using game-theoretic, mathematical models that can produce empirical predictions and help identify policy implications.
Buisseret received his BA (Hons) from the University of Oxford, in the United Kingdom. He earned his PhD from Princeton University, where he was awarded a William G. Bowen Merit Fellowship, along with a Formal and Quantitative Methods Graduate Fellowship in the Program for Quantitative and Analytical Political Science. Previously, he was a member of the economics faculty at the University of Warwick in Coventry, United Kingdom.