Department of Political Science and the College
Zhaotian Luo is a formal theorist with interest in the political institutions and political economy of non-democracies. He specializes in developing and applying game theoretic models to explain interactions among political actors, as well as the foundations and performance of political institutions. His current research centers on the role of information in politics, and he has developed several models to explain how information can be produced, communicated, and manipulated for political purposes.
Luo’s work has appeared in the Journal of Politics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, and American Journal of Political Science.
He received a PhD and MA in politics from New York University and a BA in politics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.