Daniel Diermeier

Daniel Diermeier

Institutions, Organizations & Growth

Senior Fellow

Northwestern University


Dr. Daniel Diermeier is a political scientist and a Senior Fellow of CIFAR’s Institutions, Organizations & Growth program. He is an expert on how business and politics interact. This expertise makes him a highly sought-after corporate advisor for managing crises, assessing political risk and developing regulatory strategies.

Dr. Diermeier studies many facets of politics, including institutions, policy and economy, as well as negotiation and bargaining. His research into the factors that drive political institutions to make policy choices sheds light on how constitutions can be designed to give maximum public benefit. The knowledge he creates fuels his international lectures and consultations on managing media and issues, activists and consumer boycotts, and political strategy and regulations.

At Northwestern University, Dr. Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice. He is also a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Science. He obtained his PhD in political science from the University of Rochester. Dr. Diermeier sits on the Management Board of the FBI, and has consulted numerous other clients, including: CIBC, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Roche Diagnostics and Shell.

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