Title & Affiliation
Director — Iowa Social Science Research Center
Senior Research Fellow in Residence — Politics and Policy
Professor and Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz Chair — Department of Political Science
PhD, Social Science, California Institute of Technology, 2000
BA, Economics, Washington University, 1995
Fred Boehmke's research focuses on the diffusion of public policies across the American states and on the consequences of direct democracy on state politics. He is the author of The Indirect Effect of Direct Legislation: How Institutions Shape Interest Group Systems. In general, he likes to develop and test empirical and formal models of political phenomena.