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Anthony Bertelli


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Dr. Bertelli was a a faculty affiliate with the Bedrosian Center from July 2009 through June of 2014.


Bertelli’s research is focused on issues of governance, centering on the role of political institutions in shaping public policy outcomes and organizational structure. He manages the USC Price Governance Salons, bringing scholars in governance from all over the world to USC for in-depth conversations with students and faculty.

Dr. Bertelli holds the C.C. Crawford Chair in Management and Performance at USC Price and served on the faculty of the USC Gould School of Law. He arrived at USC in 2009 after teaching at the University of Kentucky, Texas A&M University, and the University of Georgia. He is the author of The Political Economy of Public Sector Governance (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and Madison’s Managers: Public Administration and the Constitution (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006) and has been published in numerous journals, including: American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, and Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. He also serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Politics and International Public Management Journal. Dr. Bertelli is also co-edits the Journal of Public Policy with Peter John at University College London.

Dr. Bertelli holds a secondary appointment with the University of Manchester, in Manchester, UK. Bertelli won the Herbert Kaufman Award for best paper in public administration from the American Political Science Association. He earned his Ph. D. in Public Management and Policy from the University of Chicago, a M.A. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University and both his J.D. and B.A. in Economics and Business from the University of Pittsburgh.

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Bertelli, AM, Connolly, JM, Mason, DP,Conover, LC. (2014). Politics, management, and the allocation of arts funding: Evidence from public support for the arts in the UK. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 20(3), 341-359. doi:10.1080/10286632.2013.786057

Bertelli, AM, Peter, John (2013). Public Policy Investment: Risk and Return in British Politics. British Journal of Political Science, 43, 741. DOI: 10.1017/S0007123412000567

Public Policy Investment: Policy Prioritization and British Statecraft (with Peter C. John), Oxford University Press, 2013.

Policy Agendas in British Politics (with Peter John, Will Jennings, and Shaun Bevan), Palgrave-Macmillan, 2012.

The Political Economy of Public Sector Governance. Cambridge University Press (2012).

Separated Powers in the United States: The Ideology of Agencies, Presidents, and Congress (with Joshua D. Clinton, David E. Lewis, David C. Nixon, and Christian R. Grose), American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming 2012).

The Lengthened Shadow of Another Institution? The Ideological Preferences of the Executive Branch and Senate (with Christian R. Grose), American Journal of Political Science (forthcoming 2011).

Small Changes, Big Results: Risk-¬‐Sharing and Voting Behavior in the Presence of New Voters (with Jamie L. Carson), Electoral Studies, v. 30, n.1 (2011).

Congressional Ideology and Administrative Oversight, Historical Methods, v. 43, n. 3 (2010).

Government Checking Government: How Performance Measures Expand Distributive Politics (with Peter John), Journal of Politics, v. 72, n. 2 (2010).

Relational Contracting and Network Management (with Craig R. Smith), Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, v. 20, Supplement (2009).

Secretaries of Pork? A New Theory of Distributive Public Policy (with Christian R. Grose), Journal of Politics, v.71, n.3 (2009).

The Demand and Supply of Parliamentary Policy Advocacy: Evidence from UK Health Policy, 1997–2005 (with Rachel M. Dolan), Government and Opposition, v.44., n.3 (2009).

Perceiving Credible Commitments: How Independent Regulators Shape Elite Perceptions of Regulatory Quality (with Andrew B. Whitford). British Journal of Political Science, v. 39, n. 3 (2009).

Demanding Information: Think Tanks and the U.S. Congress (with Jeffrey Wenger). British Journal of Political Science, v. 39, n.2 (2009).

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