King Center on Global Development
Ward C. Krebs Family Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Woods Institute for the Environment
Barry R. Weingast is the Ward C. Krebs Family Professor in the department of political science and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. He chaired the 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 interaction of politics and economics, emphasizing the political foundations of markets, constitutions and democracy, and the political-economics of development. He has written extensively on problems of federalism and decentralization, legal institutions and the rule of law, regulation, and democracy.