Frances McCall Rosenbluth

Department of Political Science                                 49 Deepwood Drive
Yale University                                                           Hamden, CT  06517
New Haven, CT  06520                                              203 687 9585
203 432 4449


Columbia University, Ph.D. in Political Science, 1988.
School of International and Public Affairs, M.A., May 1983.
East Asian Institute Certificate, December 1982.

University of Tokyo, 1985-1986.

Inter-University Center, Tokyo, 1981-1982.

University of Virginia, B.A., Highest Distinction, 1980.
Major in Government and Foreign Affairs.


2007 –  Damon Wells Professor of International Politics, Yale University.

1994 – Professor, Department of Political Science, Yale University.

1992 to 1994 – Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UCLA.

1989 to 1992 – Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, UCSD.

1988 to 1989 – Assistant Professor, Department of Government and Foreign Affairs, University of Virginia


National Merit Scholar (1976), National Research Scholarship for language study (1981-1982), Columbia University Presidential Fellowship, 1982-1984, Fulbright Scholarship (1985-1987), Social Science Research Council Dissertation Write-up Grant (1987-1988), National Science Foundation, (1991-1992), Council on Foreign Relations Fellowship (1998-1999), Abe Foundation Fellowship (2001-2002), American Academy of Arts and Sciences (2008), John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship (2010-2011), Victoria Schuck Prize for Best Book in Gender and Politics (with Torben Iversen, 2012), Heinz Eulau Prize for Best Article in the American Political Science Review (with Carles Boix, 2015), Lex Hixon ’63 Prize for Teaching Excellence in the Social Sciences, Yale College (2017), William Clyde DeVane Medal for Teaching Excellence in Yale College (2018).



(with Ian Shapiro).  Responsible Parties: Saving Democracy from Itself.  2018.  New Haven: Yale University Press.

(with John Ferejohn).  Forged Through Fire: Military Conflict and the Democratic Bargain.  2017.  New York: Norton Liveright.

(with Torben Iversen).  Women, Work, and Politics: The Comparative Political Economy of Gender Inequality.  2010.  New Haven: Yale University Press.

(with Michael Thies).  Japan Transformed: Political Change and Economic Restructuring.  2010.  Princeton: Princeton University Press.

(with Mark Ramseyer).  The Politics of Oligarchy: Institutional Choice in Imperial Japan. 1995.  New York: Cambridge University Press.  Winner of 1997 Leubbert Prize for Best Book in Comparative Politics, awarded by the Comparative Politics Section of the American Political Science Association.

(with Mark Ramseyer). Japan’s Political Marketplace. 1993. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Financial Politics in Contemporary Japan.  1989.  Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Edited Books:

(with John Ferejohn).  2010.  War and State Building in Medieval Japan.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

(with Masaru Kohno).  2009.  Japan and the World.  Yale University Council on East Asian Studies.

The Political Economy of Japan’s Low Fertility.  2007.  Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Articles and Book Chapters:

(with Annabelle Hutchinson, Elizabeth McGuire, and Hikaru Yamagishi).  2018.  “The Political Economy of Gender,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics.

(with Dawn Teele and Josh Kalla). 2018.  “The Ties that Double Bind: Social Roles and Women’s Underrepresentation in Politics,” American Political Science Review.

(with Josh Kalla and Dawn Teele).  2018.  “Are You My Mentor?  A Field Experiment on Gender, Ethnicity, and Political Self Starters.”  Journal of Politics, 80, 1.

(with Rieko Kage and Seiki Tanaka).  2018.  “What Explains Low Female Political Representation? Evidence from Survey Experiments in Japan.”  Politics & Gender.

(with Kyohei Yamada).  2015.  “Electoral Adaptation and Business Cycles in Post 1994 Japan,” Asian Survey.  55, 6: 1071-1092.

(with Carles Boix). 2014. “Bones of Contention: The Political Economy of Height Inequality,” American Political Science Review, 108, 1: 1-22.

(with Torben Iversen).  2012.  “The Rise of the Service Sector and the Transformation of Female Political Preferences,” in Anne Wren, ed., The Political Economy of the Service Transition, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

“Japan in 2011: Cataclysmic Crisis and Chronic Deflation.”  2012.  Asian Survey 52: 1, 15-27.

“Alternation in Government in Japan: Messy Politics but Healthier Democracy.” 2011.  Asian Survey.  51:1, February.

(with Gretchen Helmke).  2009.  “The Politics of Judicial Reform,” in Margaret Levi, ed., Annual Review of Political Science.

(with John Ferejohn).  2009.  “Representation and Collective Action,” in Ian Shapiro, Susan Stokes, and Elisabeth Wood, eds., Representation and Popular Rule, Cambridge University Press.

(with John Ferejohn).  2008.  “Warlike Democracies,” Journal of Conflict Resolution. 52, 1: 3-38.

(with Torben Iversen).  2008.  “Work and Power: The Connection between Female Labor Force Participation and Female Political Representation,” in Margaret Levi, ed., Annual Review of Political Science.

(with Jun Saito and Annalisa Zinn).  2007.  “Japan’s New Nationalism,” Asian Survey.

(with John Ferejohn and Charles Shipan).  2007.  “Comparative Judicial Politics,” in Carles Boix and Susan Stokes, eds., The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics.  Oxford.

(with Rob Salmond and Michael Thies).  2006. “Welfare Works: Explaining Female Legislative Representation,” Politics and Gender 2, 2.

(with Torben Iversen).  January 2006.  “The Political Economy of Gender: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Household Bargaining, Divorce, and the Gender Voting Gap.”  American Journal of Political Science 50, 1: 1-19Winner of 2004 APSA Political Economy Section award for best paper in Political Economy presented at the 2003 APSA meetings.

(with Kathleen Bawn).  2006.  “Coalition Parties vs. Coalitions of Parties: How Electoral Agency Shapes the Political Logic of Costs and Benefits.” American Journal of Political Science 50, 2: 251-266.

(with Torben Iversen and David Soskice).  2005.  “Divorce and the Gender Division of Labor in Comparative Perspective,” Social Politics 12, 2: 216-242.

(with Matthew Light and Claudia Schrag).  2004.  “The Politics of Gender Equality: Explaining Variation in Fertility Levels in Rich Countries,” Women and Politics 26, 2: 1-25.  Winner of 2003 APSA Comparative Politics Sage award for best paper presented at the 2002 APSA meetings.

(with Ross Schaap).  2003.  “The Domestic Politics of Banking Regulation.”  International Organization. 57 (Spring): 307-336.

(with Michael Thies).  2002.  “The Political Economy of Japanese Pollution Regulation,” The American Asian Review, March.

(with Michael Thies).  2001.  “The Electoral Politics of Japanese Banking: The Case of Jusen,” Policy Studies Journal 29, 1: 23-37.

(with Gary Cox and Michael Thies).  2000.  “Electoral Rules, Career Ambitions, and Party Structure: Conservative Factions in Japan’s Upper and Lower Houses,” American Journal of Political Science.  44, 1: 115-122.

(with Michael Thies).  1999, 2000, 2002, 2005, 2008.  “Politics in Japan,” in Almond, Powell, Strom, and Dalton, eds., Comparative Politics Today: A World View.  New York: Addison, Wesley, and Longman.

(with Gary Cox and Michael Thies).  1999.  “Electoral Reform and the Fate of Factions: The Case of Japan’s LDP,” British Journal of Political Science 29: 33-56.

(with Kathleen Bawn and Gary Cox).  1999.  “Measuring the Ties that Bind: Electoral Cohesiveness in Four Democracies,” in Grofman, Lee, Winckler, and Woodall, eds., Elections in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan under the Single Non-Transferable Vote: The Comprative Study of an Embedded Institution.  Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press.

(with Gary Cox and Michael Thies).  1998.  “Closeness, Strategic Elites, and Turnout: Evidence from Japan,” World Politics 50, 3: 447-474.

“International and Electoral Politics in Japan.”  1996.   In Keohane and Milner, eds., Internationalization and Domestic Politics, Cambridge University Press.

(with Gary Cox).  1996.  “Factional Competition for the Party Endorsement: The Case of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party,” British Journal of Political Science 26:259-297.

(with Gary Cox).  1995.  “The Anatomy of a Split: The Liberal Democrats of Japan.”  Electoral Studies 14, 4:355-376.

(with Gary Cox).  1995.  “The Structural Determinants of Electoral Cohesiveness: England, Japan, and the United States” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Policy in Japan and the United States.  New York: Cambridge University Press.

(with Mathew McCubbins). 1995. “Party Provision for Personal Politics: Dividing the Vote in Japan” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Policy in Japan and the United States.  Cambridge University Press.

(with Roger Noll).  1995.  “Telecommunications Policy: Structure, Process, and Outcomes,” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Process in Japan and the United States.  Cambridge University Press.

(with Linda Cohen and Mathew McCubbins).  1995.  “The Politics of Nuclear Power in Japan and the United States” in Cowhey and McCubbins, eds., Structure and Process in Japan and the United States.  Cambridge University Press.

(with Gary Cox).  1993.  “The Electoral Fortunes of Legislative Factions in Japan” American Political Science Review.  September.

“Japan’s Response to the Strong Yen: Party Leadership and the Market for Favors” in Gerald Curtis., ed., Japanese Foreign Policy After the Cold War.  New York: M.E. Sharpe, 1993.

“Japanese Financial Deregulation and Interest Intermediation in Japan,” in Gary Allinson and Yasunori Sone, eds., Political Dynamics in Contemporary Japan.  Cornell University Press, 1993.

“Government Business Relations in Japan: The Case of Financial Deregulation” in Richard Brown and William Liu, eds., Modernization in East Asia: Political, Economic, and Social Perspectives.  Westport: Praeger Press, 1992.

“Japanese Banks in Mexico: The Role of Government in Private Decisions” International Journal.  46: 668-686, 1991.

“Foreign Pressure and the Liberalization of Japan’s Financial Markets” in Japan’s Economic Challenge, papers submitted to the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, 1990.

Japan’s Financial Deregulation and the Banking Act of 1982,” UCLA Pacific Basin Law Journal.  Fall 1990.

Work in Progress:

(with Seiki Tanaka and Rieko Kage).  “The Business of Immigration.” Under review.

(with Margaret Peters, Seiki Tanaka, and Rieko Kage).  “Caregiving and Immigration” Under review.

(with Trevor Incerti, Dan Mattingly, Seiki Tanaka, and Jiahua Yue).  “Democratic and Authoritarian Versions of Nationalism:  Survey Experiments in China and Japan.”

(with Gareth Nellis and Michael Weaver).  “Time is Money.”