Close sidebar Home » Programmes and Fellowships » Postdoctoral Max Weber Programme » Alumni » Max Weber Alumni Bio Open sidebar menu Van Weelden, Richard Associate Professor University of Pittsburgh, United States Website [email protected] Canada Max Weber alumnus Department of Economics Cohort(s): 2010/2011 Ph.D. Institution Yale University, United States Biography My research interests are in applied game theory and political economy. In my job market paper I studied re-election pressures and their impact on candidate competition. Other areas I have worked on include voting, communication, oversight, and transparency. I have accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Economics at the University of Chicago, starting in summer 2011, when the Max Weber Fellowship ends. I received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in December 2010. My dissertation, ‘Essays on Partisanship, Polarization, and Political Decision-Making’ was supervised by Dirk Bergemann, Justin Fox, Johannes Hörner, and Larry Samuelson. I also have an undergraduate degree in mathematics from the University of Alberta in Canada.