Ian P. Cook

Curriculum Vitae

Ian P. Cook 
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University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA
Department of Political Science
PhD Candidate - Expected, 2015 (Qualifying Exams in American Institutions, Methods)

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Irving B. Harris School of Public Policy Studies
Master of Public Policy--June 2004

College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
Bachelor of Arts, with Honors--1997

Papers Under Review

"Time and Punishment: Blame and Concession in Political Standoffs", with Jonathan Woon. 

Peer-Reviewed Publications

"Competing Gridlock Models and Status Quo Policies" (2015), with Jonathan Woon. Forthcoming, Political Analysis. Available online here

"Partisan Presidential Influence Over U.S. Federal Budgetary Outcomes: Evidence from a Statistical Decomposition of Executive Budget Proposals", with George Krause. Political Science Research and Methods, Nov 2014. Available online here

"Security Decision Support: Challenges in Data Collection and Use", with Shari Lawrence Pfleeger, IEEE Security and Privacy, Washington, DC, May/June 2010.

Technical Reports

Fiscal Performance of U.S.International Influence, with C. Richard Neu and Zhimin Mao. Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2013. RR-353.

The Benefits, Costs, and Risks of Transferring PATRIOT from the Army to MDA (with J.B. Predd, J. Bonomo, E. I. Axelband, I. Blickstein, L. Geyer, C. Nemfakos, C. Ohlandt, D. Tremblay, S. Williams), Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2012. Restricted.

A Methodology for Comparing Costs and Benefits of Management Alternatives for F- 22 Sustainment (with Cynthia R. Cook, Michael Boito, John C. Graser, Edward G. Keating, Michael J. Neumann), Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2011.

Analysis and Recommendations on the Company-Grade Officer Shortfall in the Reserve Components of the United States Army (with James Hosek and Catherine Augustine), Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND Corporation, 2011.

Developing Cyber- Operations Capability for an Expeditionary Army, with Isaac Porche, Chris Paul, Ian Cook, Bradley Wilson, Bruce Held, Jerry Sollinger, R. Wayne Dudding, Michelle Kam, Joji Montelibano, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, DRR-4878 RESTRICTED, 2009.

Recommendations for Enhancing Air Force Test and Evaluation, with Michael Thirtle, Bernard Fox, Jeff Hagen, Thomas Hamilton, Herbert J. Shukiar, David Vaughan,  Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, DRR(L)-4436-AF, 2008.

Provision of Waste Management and Recycling Services by a Tatweer/National Projects Joint Venture Within the Tatweer Zones, with Scott Hassell, Shelly Culbertson, Molly Macauley, Michael Toman, Ghassan Schibley, Brian Shannon, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, RD-133-T/NP RESTRICTED, 2008.

Assessing Management Alternatives for F-22 Sustainment, with Cynthia R. Cook, Cynthia R., Michale Boito, John C. Graser, Edward G. Keating, Michael Neumann, Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, DRR-4448-AF, 2008.

Cost-benefit Analysis of the 2006 Air force Materiel Command Test and Evaluation Proposal for Meeting PBD720 Objectives, with Michael Thirtle, Bernard Fox, Jeff Hagen, Thomas Hamilton, Michelle Grace, Ian P. Cook, Michael Boito, David Vaughan, Herbert J. Shukiar, and Lawrence M. Hanser, , Santa Monica, Calif.: RAND, DRR-4193-AF, 2007.

"Energy Independence Assessment," with Earl Wingrove, David Berkey, Michael Canes, Wilhelm Hansen, Peter Morici, LMI Government Consulting #FT402T1, January 2005

"Independent Evaluation of Configural Theory," with with Anthony DeCicco, Jeremy Eckhause, Peter Kostiuk, David Lee, and Dou Long, LMI Government Consulting #SAN50T1, March 2006

"Boeing-Airbus Trade Dispute," with Shelly Culbertson, Earl Wingrove, Marc Bensimon, and Rich Golaszewski, LMI Government Consulting #NS565T2, November 2005

"Benefits of Distributed Air/Ground Traffic Management Concept Elements 5 and 6 During Off-Nominal Conditions," with Dou Long, Jing Hees, and Shahab Hasan LMI Government Consulting #NS458T1, October 2004

Popular Press

"Getting the Count Right", Anderson Cooper 360, published online at: http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/category/ian-p-cook/

Teaching Experience

Instructor, University of Pittsburgh

Introduction to American Politics 

American Constitutional Law

Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh

Formal Political Theory

Research Methods for Political Science 

Introduction to American Politics


Andrew Mellon Predoctoral Fellowship, 2013-2014

Social Science Dissertation Development Fellowship 2012-2013

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About the Author

Ian P. Cook is a Ph.D. student at the University of Pittsburgh, studying American Politics. He has also been a researcher with the RAND Corporation. No material on this site implies endorsement by either institution.