Mark S. Bonchek is a Ph.D. candidate in political economy and government at Harvard University and director of the Political Participation Project, a nonpartisan research initiative affiliated with the Intelligent Information Infrastructure Project in the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Kenneth A. Shepsle is the George D. Markham Professor of Government at Harvard University. He is the author or co-author of several books, including Politics in Plural Societies: A Theory of Democratic Instability , The Giant Jigsaw Puzzle: Democratic Committee Assignments in the Modern House , Models of Multiparty Electoral Competition , and Making and Breaking Governments . He has edited The Congressional Budget Process: Some Views from the Inside , Political Equilibrium , Perspectives on Positive Political Economy , and Cabinet Ministers and Parliamentary Government . He has also authored numerous articles on formal political theory, congressional politics, public policy, and political economy. He is the co-author of the successful undergraduate text Analyzing Politics: Rationality, Behavior, and Institutions .