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Scott de Marchi

Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
140 Science Drive, 294F Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708


Scott de Marchi is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Decision Science program at Duke University. His work has been funded by the Department of Defense, the National Science Foundation, and USAID.

His research focuses on the use of mathematical methods, especially bargaining theory, computational social science, game theory, and machine learning and statistics. Substantively, he examines decision-making in contexts that include the American Congress, coalition bargaining in parliamentary democracies, crisis bargaining and interstate conflict, and voting behavior.

At Duke, he is the founder (and sometimes director) of the Modeling Economic and Political Systems Focus program (MESS) and the Decision Science program. He has been an external fellow at the Santa Fe Institute and the National Defense University and is currently a principal investigator for NSF’s EITM program.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Political Science · 2014 - Present Political Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences