Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy and Political Science


Eric Patashnik is Chair of the Political Science Department and Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy and Political Science at Brown University. He is also Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. He previously held faculty positions in the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at University of Virginia, the Department of Political Science at Yale University, and the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. Patashnik received his PhD and MPP from University of California, Berkeley. His latest book is Countermobilization: Policy Feedback and Backlash in a Polarized Age (University of Chicago Press, 2023). His previous books include Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes are Enacted (Princeton University Press, 2008), Unhealty Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine (with Alan Gerber and Conor Dowling, Princetin University Press, 2017), and Putting Trust in the US Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge University Press, 2000). Patashnik's essays have been published in leading journals, including Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, Policy Studies Journal, Governance, Political Science Quarterly, and Health Affairs.

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