Eric M. Patashnik is Julis-Rabinowitz Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Political Science, and Chair, Department of Political Science.
Patashnik is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Before coming to Brown, Patashnik held faculty positions at the University of Virginia, UCLA, and Yale University. He previously served as associate dean and acting dean at the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at University of Virginia. Patashnik is the author and editor of several books including Countermobilization: Policy Feedback and Backlash in a Polarized Age (University of Chicago Press, 2023), Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine (with Alan Gerber and Conor Dowling, Princeton University Press, 2017) and Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton University Press, 2008). He has twice won the Louis Brownlow Book Award of the National Academy of Public Administration and also won the Don K. Price Book Award of the American Political Science Association. He was a Research Fellow at the Brookings Institution during 1995-96, served as President of the Public Policy Section of the American Political Science Association during 2017-18, and was the editor of Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law during 2016-2019.
Patashnik received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Currently working on the political economy of government performance.
Countermobilization: Policy Feedback and Backlash in a Polarized Age (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2023).
A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, 7th edition (with Eugene S. Bardach). (Washington: CQ Press, 2023)
Unhealthy Politics: The Battle over Evidence-Based Medicine (with Alan S. Gerber and Conor M. Dowling). (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2017)
Congress and Policy Making in the 21st Century (co-edited with Jeffery Jenkins). New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Living Legislation: Durability, Change, and the Politics of American Lawmaking (co-editor with Jeffrey A. Jenkins) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Reforms at Risk: What Happens After Major Policy Changes Are Enacted (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2008).
Promoting the General Welfare: New Perspectives on Government Performance (co-editor with Alan S. Gerber) (Washington: Brookings Institution Press, 2006)
Putting Trust in the U.S. Budget: Federal Trust Funds and the Politics of Commitment (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000). [Chinese translation, 2009]
MPA 2445 Introduction to Public Policy
MPA 2765 System Dynamics: Policy Analysis for a Complex World
MPA 2160 Management and Implementation in Public and Nonprofit Organizations
POLS 1825E Health Care Politics and Policy
POLS 2045 American Public Policy