Michael A Bailey


Dean, McCourt School of Public Policy (SLE)
Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government, Department of Government and McCourt School of Public Policy


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Michael A. Bailey is the Colonel William J. Walsh Professor of American Government in the Department of Government and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University.

Bailey teaches and conducts research on American politics and political economy. He is co-author with Forrest Maltzman of The Constrained Court: Law, Politics and the Decisions Justices Make from Princeton University Press. He is also author of a statistics textbook called Real Stats: Using Econometrics for Political Science and Public Policy, published by Oxford University Press.

His work covering trade, Congress, election law and the Supreme Court, methodology and inter-state policy competition has been published in the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, World Politics, the Journal of Law, Economics and Organization and elsewhere. He has also analyzed many congressional elections and has edited a book from Congressional Quarterly Press on the topic. In 2002-2003 Professor Bailey was a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. In 2011-12 he was the John G. Winant Visiting Professor of American Government, Rothermere American Institute and Supernumerary Visiting Fellowship, Balliol College, Oxford University. In 2014 he was the Hepburn-Shibusawa Distinguished Senior Lecturer at the University of Tokyo.

A former Monbusho Scholar at Saitama University in Japan, Professor Bailey is conversational in Japanese and interested in Japanese politics.


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