Daniel Diermeier

Daniel Diermeier

Institutions, Organizations & Growth

Senior Fellow

University of Chicago


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 is the Dean of the Harris School of Public Policy and Emman Dedman Professor of Public Administration at the University of Chicago.

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 was the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice in the Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences department at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He also held courtesy appointments in Political Science and Economics at the Weinberg College of Arts and Science, as well as Northwestern University Law School. 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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