University of Wisconsin - Madison
I am a Trice Faculty Scholar and Assistant Professor of Political Science. I recently completed my Ph.D. (2012) in the Department of Government at Harvard University. My research interests are in the psychology of judgment and decision-making in foreign policy, and more broadly, in international security and experimental methods.
Keren Yarhi-Milo, Josh Kertzer & Jonathan Renshon. "Tying Hands, Sinking Costs and Leader Attributes" [forthcoming at Journal of Conflict Resolution].
Josh Kertzer, Jonathan Renshon & Keren Yarhi-Milo. "How Do Observers Assess Resolve?” [forthcoming at British Journal of Political Science].
Anna Oltman and Jonathan Renshon, "Immigration and Foreign Policy" in Oxford Encyclopedia of Foreign Policy Analysis
Jonathan Renshon, Julia Lee, Dustin Tingley. “Emotions and the Micro-Foundations of Commitment Problems in International Politics” (accepted at International Organization).
Jonathan Renshon, Allan Dafoe, Paul Huth, "To Whom Do Reputations Adhere? Experimental Evidence on Influence-Specific Reputations" (accepted at American Journal of Political Science).
Jonathan Renshon "The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol Is Associated with Attained Status in Male Executives” (with G.D. Sherman, J.S. Lerner, R.A. Josephs & J.J. Gross; 2016), Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 110/6: 921-929.
Jonathan Renshon "Status Deficits and War" (2016), International Organization 70/3: 513-550.
APSA Foreign Policy Section "Best Paper Award" for "Tying Hands, Sinking Costs and Leader Attributes"
Grant from the Stanton Foundation to develop a course on nuclear security
Awarded the Lepgold Prize (Mortara Center, Georgetown University) for best book in IR for Fighting for Status: Hierarchy and Conflict in World Politics (Princeton, 2017)
Award for Best Paper by Untenured Scholar from International Organization for "Losing Face and Sinking Costs: Experimental Evidence on the Judgment of Political and Military Leaders."
2013 Best Dissertation Award from the International Society of Political Psychology for "Fighting for Status."