The Midwest Political Science association has announced the candidates for election to the presidency and vice-presidency of the organization. It bears a curious similarity to one-party government.
MPSA Slate of Officers Announced
The Nominations Committee has announced the following proposed slate of officers.
For MPSA Vice President:
Marianne Stewart, University of Texas, Dallas
For MPSA President:
Nancy Burns, University of Michigan
Ironic, to say the least, but not really surprising. It’s just a garden-variety collective action problem. The fact that they can find anyone to run for these positions is prima facie evidence that at least some political scientists are irrational. (Does the AEA have to use incentives to get people to run for its offices, or are there irrational economists, too?)