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Pablo MontagnesDirector of Graduate Studies | QTMAssociate Professor | QTM & Political Science


B. Pablo Montagnes completed his PhD in in Managerial Economics and Strategy at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2010. Prior to joining the faculty at Emory in 2015, Montagnes was an assistant professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago. 


  • Ph.D., Managerial Economics and Strategy, Kellog School of Management, Northwestern University , 2010
  • M.A., Economics, University of Toronto, 2005
  • B.A. , Economics, Swarthmore College, 2002


Montagnes's primary research focus is formal political theory and political economy. His articles have been published in a number of leading journals including the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), the Journal of Public Economics and Political Science Research and Methods.


Recent Publications

“Bounding Partisan Approval Rates Under Endogenous Partisanship: Why High Presidential Approval May Not Be What it Seems” Journal of Politics, Forthcoming (With Zachary Peskowitz and Joshua McCrain)

"Backward Induction in the Wild: Evidence from the U.S. Senate" American Economic Review, 108:7, 1971-2013 (2018) (with Daniel Magleby and Jorg Spenkuch)

“Political Incentives to Privatize” Journal of Politics, 80:4, 1254-1267 (2018) (with Baur Bektemirov)

“Rule versus Discretion: Regulatory Uncertainty, Firm Investment, and Bureaucratic Organization.” Journal of Politics, 79:2, 457-472 (2017) (with Stephane Wolton)


  • QTM 110: Introduction to Scientific Methods
  • QTM 315: Game Theory