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Brad LeVeck

Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Merced

Brad LeVeck is an associate professor of political science at the University of California, Merced. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, San Diego. His research uses game theoretic models and experiments to study the psychology of strategic decision-making. This research examines how people reason and learn in situations where the outcome of their own decision also depends on the decisions made by other individuals. His recent research has examined how diverse groups can often make wiser decisions than individuals in bargaining games, which may shed light on democracies’ demonstrated ability to achieve better outcomes in international bargaining. He is affiliated with CAPE as well as IGCC and has previously been a postdoctoral fellow at the Laboratory on International Law and Regulation (ILAR) at UCSD. His research has been published in the American Political Science Review, International Organization, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behavior, and Science Advances.

Brad LeVeck.

Expertise & Interests

  • Strategic decisionmaking
  • Bargaining
  • Democracy