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Barry S. Rundquist, PhD

Professor Emeritus

Political Science


Office Phone:

(312) 413-2190

CV Download:

Barry S. Rundquist CV


Fields of Interest:

American Politics, Legislatures, Public Policy Formation, Distributive Politics, Policy Analysis.

Selected Grants

National Science Foundation, The Distributive Politics of Problem Solving, 1998-2000 (with Tom Carsey)

Joyce Foundation, Pew Charitable Trusts, MacArthur Foundation, Chicago Community Trust, the Chicago Tribune Foundation, the New Horizons, and the Fel-Pro Mecklinberger Foundation, Illinois Voter Project, 1994-95

National Science Foundation, Study of campaign finance in Illinois, 1985-87 ( with Mildred Schwartz and Gerald Strom)

Selected Publications

2010. “On the Federal Spending Two-Step: A Study of RedistributionAmong American Counties, 1990 to 2008,” a paper for the Midwest Political Science Association annual meeting, Chicago Illinois, April 22. With Zach Gebhardt and Greg Holyk.

2009. “The Distribution of Federal Expenditures Among Rich and Poor Illinois Counties,” Illinois Political Science Review, Spring, Vol. 13, with Greg Holyk and Zach Gebhardt.

2002. Congress and Defense Spending: The Distributive Politics of Military Procurement, with Thomas Carsey, Oklahoma University Press.

2001. “Analysis of Federal Procurement Data Systems for Illinois, FY1997-1999”, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, with Thomas Carsey.

2001. “The Illinois 10th Congressional District Election“, in David Magleby, ed., Soft Money in 2000 Congressional Elections (Center for the Study of Elections and Democracy, Brigham Young University) February, in PS: Politics and Society, June, with Ola Adeoye, Julia Dowse, Chris Chistenson, and Randy Smith.

2000. “Race, Prejudice, and Policy in Illinois”, Policy Forum, Vol. 13.3, Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois, with Tom Carsey, Gerald Strom, and Sean Hogan.

Notable Honors

1995-96, Scholar, Great Cities Institute

1969-70, Congressional Fellowship, American Political Science Association


PhD Stanford University, 1973