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Brian J. Gaines is a professor at the University of Illinois, with appointments in the Department of Political Science and at the Institute of Government and Public Affairs. He received a BA with honors from the University of British Columbia and AM and PhD degrees from Stanford University, where he was also the playing president of the ice hockey club. Most of his research deals with elections, electoral rules, and public opinion. With Wendy Cho and Jake Bowers, he co-edited the Political Methodologist from 2010-2013. From 2011 to 2015, he was the editor of American Politics Research. Between 2005 and 2007, he completed marathons on all seven continents.

Education

BA (honours): UBC, 1988
AM: Stanford, 1989
PhD: Stanford, 1995

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Research Output

How Motivation Influences Political Decision Making

Gaines, B. J. & Kantack, B. R., Jan 2020, Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Political Decision Making. Redlawsk, D. P. (ed.). Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford

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  • A bouncy house? UK select committee newsworthiness, 2005–18

    Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H. & Sin, G., Jul 3 2019, In : Journal of Legislative Studies. 25, 3, p. 409-433 25 p.

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  • Conclusion: prospects for analysing committees in comparative perspective

    Gaines, B. J., Goodwin, M., Bates, S. H. & Sin, G., Jul 3 2019, In : Journal of Legislative Studies. 25, 3, p. 434-441 8 p.

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  • Taxes and the Myth of Egalitarianism

    Gaines, B. J., 2019, In All Fairness: Equality, Liberty and the Quest for Human Dignity. Whaples, R. C., Munger, M. C. & Coyne, C. J. (eds.). Oakland, CA: Independent Institute, p. 183-196

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