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Brian Libgober

Assistant Professor

Brian Libgober is a political scientist and empirical legal scholar who specializes in the areas of administrative policymaking, interest group politics and financial regulation. His research focuses on choices that executive agencies make in implementing legislation and examines how interest group behavior influences these actions. He also has a significant interest in access to justice and received wide press coverage for his 2019 study “Getting a Lawyer While Black.”

Prior to joining GPS, Libgober was a postdoctoral associate and lecturer at Yale University. He earned his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2018. He also holds a master’s degree in statistics from Harvard and a J.D. from the University of Michigan. Prior to attending law school, Libgober worked in polling analytics for President Obama’s reelection campaign.

For more information, please visit Brian Libgober’s personal site.


Ph.D., Harvard University, Government, 2018
M.A., Harvard University, Statistics, 2017
J.D., University of Michigan Law School, with honors, 2015
B.A., University of Chicago, Mathematics and Philosophy, with honors, 2010

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Aug. 27, 2020 | GPS welcomes Brian Libgober, a new assistant professor whose research looks at administrative policymaking, interest group politics and financial regulation

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