Stanford Experts

Bruce Cain

Title:
Professor of Political Science; Director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West; Senior Fellow, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research; Senior Fellow, Precourt Institute for Energy; Senior Fellow, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

Email:
bcain@stanford.edu

Phone:
(650) 725-1320

Website:
https://profiles.stanford.edu/bruce-cain

Description

Bruce E. Cain is a professor of political science at Stanford and director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West. He is also a senior fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR). He is an expert in U.S. politics, and particularly the politics of California and the American West, including the political context for wildfire policy and disaster response. A pioneer in computer-assisted redistricting, he is a prominent scholar of elections, political regulation, and the relationships between lobbyists and elected officials.