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Design of Public Institutions

Preeti Hehmeyer

Preeti Hehmeyer leads the Bill Lane Center for the American West’s programming and development efforts and is a lecturer in the Stanford Public Policy Program. In her role at the Lane Center, she works with academic fellows, researchers, and on-campus partners to convene scholars from across Stanford and the broader community on a wide range of topics related to the American West. Preeti specializes in local government policy and is responsible for the Center’s work with city managers in the Bay Area. 

Terry Moe

Terry M. Moe is the William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. 

Jon A. Krosnick

Jon A. Krosnick is Frederic O. Glover Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences. An expert on questionnaire design and survey research methods, he has taught courses on survey methods around the world for 30 years and has served as a methodology consultant to government agencies, commercial firms, and academic scholars. His substantive work focuses on the psychology of political attitudes and behavior. He was co-principal investigator of the American National Election Study, the nation's preeminent academic research project exploring voter decision-making and political campaign effects.

Jakub Kastl

Jakub Kastl's research agenda broadly falls within the field of industrial organization (IO).  His main research focus is on empirical analyses of auction markets, with particular emphasis on financial markets.  Kastl's initial work on treasury bill auctions made him realize that many of the methodological contributions to the study of empirical auctions from the 1990s and early 2000s can be applied more broadly to study many interesting questions that are well outside the traditional auction design questions that were the focus of the earlier work.

Adrienne M. Jamieson

Adrienne Jamieson, the MaryLou and George Boone Centennial Director of Stanford in Washington, is a political scientist who specializes in American national politics, public policy and the media. She is an affiliated faculty member in the Public Policy Program and frequently teaches one of the core seminars in Washington where she designs the curriculum, recruits local faculty and arranges students’ internships.

Keith Hennessey

Keith Hennessey is a Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford university. He teaches at Stanford Business School. He serves as a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, a bipartisan commission created by congress to examine the causes, domestic and global, of the current economic and financial crisis in the United States. He writes about American economic policy on his blog,, named one of the 25 best economic blogs by The Wall Street Journal.

John F. Cogan

John F. Cogan is the Leonard and Shirley Ely Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University, where he has had a continuing appointment since 1980.

Lanhee Chen

Lanhee J. Chen, Ph.D. is the David and Diane Steffy Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Director of Domestic Policy Studies and Lecturer in the Public Policy Program at Stanford University; Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School; and an affiliate of Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies.  During the Fall of 2017, he will be the William E. Simon Distinguished Visiting Professor at the School of Public Policy at Pepperdine University.  Chen is also a Counsel at the law firm of Arent Fox LLP.

Barry Weingast

Barry R. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor, Department of Political Science, and a Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution. He served as Chair, Department of Political Science, from 1996 through 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.  Weingast’s research focuses on the political foundation of markets, economic reform, and regulation. He has written extensively on problems of political economy of development, federalism and decentralization, legal institutions and the rule of law, and democracy.


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