Marc Allen Eisner (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1989) is the Henry Merritt Wriston Chair in Public Policy, Professor of Government and Professor of Environmental Studies at Wesleyan University.
Eisner’s research addresses US political economy and public policy, with a focus on the dynamics of regulatory change. His current project examines the growing role of public-private partnerships and voluntary programs in an era of polarization and drift.
Eisner is author or coauthor of the following books:
Regulatory Politics in Transition (1993, 2000)
Contemporary Regulatory Policy (coauthor, 2000, 2006)
Economics, Politics, and Public Policy (coauthor, 2013).
Additional publications and papers can be found on Eisner’s CV.
At Wesleyan, Eisner teaches courses in American political economy, public policy, regulation and governance, and environmental policy.
Outside of the shop–where the most important things actually take place—Eisner loves to brew, hoist, pick, plant, shoot, strum, tie, seduce trout in local streams, build string instruments, and play in a faculty string band (the Mattabesset String Collective) that covers everything from the Carter Family to jug band interpretations of Jimi Hendrix. He rarely does these things simultaneously.