Bruce Bueno de Mesquita

bruce-irelandBruce Bueno de Mesquita is the Julius Silver Professor of Politics and Director of the Alexander Hamilton Center for Political Economy at New York University and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He is also a partner in Mesquita & Roundell, LLC (212 632 3950; contact, a New York-based consulting firm that uses game theory models he developed to assist corporations and the U.S. intelligence and policymaking community in complex negotiations involving mergers and acquisitions, litigation, regulation, and national security matters.

Bruce received his doctorate in political science from the University of Michigan in 1971 and a doctorate (Honoris Causa) from the University of Groningen in 1999. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Council on Foreign Relations, a former Guggenheim Fellow, the 2007 recipient of South Korea’s DMZ Peace Prize, and the recipient of many other academic honors for his teaching and his research.

Some of Bruce’s other recent books include Principles of International Politics, 4th edition (CQ Press, 2009), The Strategy of Campaigning (with Kiron Skinner, Serhiy Kudelia and Condoleezza Rice, University of Michigan Press 2007), and the award-wining The Logic of Political Survival (with Alastair Smith, Randolph Siverson, and James Morrow, MIT Press, 2003). He is the author of many other books and more than 100 articles, and numerous pieces in major newspapers (e.g., New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, International Herald Tribune) and magazines, as well as the subject of feature stories in The New York Times Sunday Magazine Section, US News and World Reports, The Independent, The Financial Times, Good Magazine,  Computer World and a 2-hour documentary about his forecasting broadcast on the History Channel.

Bruce lives with his wife, Arlene, in San Francisco and New York.

Want to know more?

See Foreign Policy Magazine, where Bruce has been identified as 60th (see p. 29 in link) in the first annual list of the Top 100 Global Thinkers

Random House link for The Predictioneer’s Game

New York Times Sunday Magazine Profile, August 16, 2009

Bruce’s Ted talk

Four EconTalk Podcasts with Bruce

Good Magazine article, “The New Nostradamus”

Interview with Riz Khan – The Art and Science of Prediction

Interview with La Ciudad de las Ideas 2009 (in Spanish and English)

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Other Books

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