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Kevin M. Esterling
is currently a postdoctoral research fellow at the Alfred A. Taubman
Center for Public Policy and American Institutions at Brown
University. Dr. Esterling's main line of research is on the use
of policy research and scientific information on lobbying
politics. His book manuscript, The Political Economy of Policy Expertise: Information, Interpretation, and the "Intrinsic Advantage," shows
how policy research can mobilize interest group supporters and
demobilize opponents to policy reform. His second line of
research combines organization theory and political theory to explain
interest group participation in developing policy alternatives. A
third line of research explains the patterns of the exchange of
information among interest groups in national policy making using
social network theory. He has published in Rationality and Society, Judicature, and the Journal of Theoretical Politics.
Esterling was previously a Robert Wood Johnson Scholar in Health Policy
Research at the University of California, Berkeley; a visiting
assistant professor of government at Dartmouth College and at Beloit
College; and a research associate at the American Judicature
Society. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the
University of Chicago in 1999.
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