Charles Cameron

Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, SPIA

Affiliated Faculty

 305 Robertson Hall

 Curriculum Vitae





Charles Cameron is jointly appointed in the Department of Politics and the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs. He specializes in the analysis of political institutions, particularly courts and law, the American presidency, and legislatures. His work often combines game theory and quantitative methods, and sometimes historical materials. The author of numerous articles in leading journals of political science, he is also the author of Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power (Cambridge University Press 2000) which won the American Political Science Association's Fenno Prize, for best book in legislative studies, and William Riker Award, as best book in political economy. A recipient of multiple grants from the National Science Foundation, he has been a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution, a National Fellow at the Hoover Institution, a Visiting Scholar at Princeton's Center for the Study of Democratic Politics, is a scheduled fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science, and has a recurrent visiting affilation as Professor at New York University School of Law. Before joining the faculty of Princeton, he taught for 15 years at Columbia University. He holds the M.P.A. and Ph.D. (Public Affairs) from Princeton University.


"Appeals Mechanisms, Litigant Selection, and the Structure of Judicial Hierarchies," with Lewis Kornhauser, Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court, edited by Jon Bond, Roy Fleming, and James Rogers (University of Virginia Press, 2006).


"Decision Rules in a Judicial Hierarchy," with Lewis A. Kornhauser, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 161(2):264-292 (2005).

"Lower Court Defiance of (Compliance with) the U.S. Supreme Court," (with Chad Westerland, Jeffrey A. Segal, Lee Epstein, Scott Comparato) 2006.

"Modeling Law: Theoretical Implications of Empirical Methods," (with Lewis A. Kornhauser) 2005.

"Liberal Constitutional Theory at the Cross Roads," (for a seminar sponsored by LAPA).