IGS has an interdisciplinary core faculty from political science, sociology, public policy, law, economics, history, ethnic studies, African American Studies, public health, social welfare, geography, city and regional planning, education, and environmental science, policy and management. Our faculty members lead seminars, organize conferences, and implement their research with the support of the Institute.

Robin Einhorn

Professor of History
Department of History
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
United States - Political Economy, Cities, Nineteenth-Century

John Ellwood

Emeritus Professor of Public Policy
Goldman School of Public Policy
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
Financial Management, Public Sector Budgeting

Sean Gailmard

Professor, Vice Chair of the Department for Personnel
Department of Political Science
UC Berkeley
Research Interests:
American Political Institutions, Principal-agent Theory, Bureaucratic Politics, Legislative Politics, Game Theory, Decision Theory (rational choice and behavioral modeling), Laboratory Experimentation, Statistical Modeling

Steven F. Hayward

Senior Resident Scholar
Institute of Governmental Studies

Steven F. Hayward is senior resident scholar at the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley, and a visiting professor at the Goldman School of Public Policy. He was previously the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Visiting Professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Public Policy, and was the inaugural visiting scholar in conservative thought and


Nikki Jones

Associate Professor of African American Studies
UC Berkeley

Ann Keller

Associate Professor, Health Policy & Management
School of Public Health
UC Berkeley