Ian Turner

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Assistant Professor of Political Science
ISPS, 77 Prospect Street, Room A103


  • Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 2015
  • M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 2012
  • B.A., University of Pittsburgh, 2010



Ian Turner is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Yale University, where he is also affiliated with the Institution of Social and Policy Studies, the Center for the Study of American Politics, and the Leitner Program in International and Comparative Political Economy. His current research and teaching interests focus on issues of democratic accountability. In particular, his current research examines how interactions between bureaucratic agencies and other institutions structure policymaking incentives, and the role lobbying and campaign finance play in influencing political behavior and public policy. He teaches courses on the politics of bureaucracy, money and influence in American politics, and formal models of accountability and representation.

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  • American political institutions
  • Formal political theory
  • Political economy

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