Wesleyan portrait of Marc A. Eisner

Marc A. Eisner

Henry Merritt Wriston Chair in Public Policy

37 Broad Street, 211

Professor of Government

37 Broad Street, 211

Tutor, College of Social Studies

Professor, Environmental Studies



BA University of Wisconsin at Madison
MA Marquette University
MBA University of Connecticut
PHD University of Wisconsin at Madison

Marc A. Eisner

Eisner’s research addresses US political economy and public policy, with a focus on the dynamics of regulatory change. He is author or coauthor of ten books on topics ranging from the evolution of antitrust policy to the impact of war on statebuilding in the United States. His most recent books explore (1) how regulatory design decisions and polarization combined to create problems of regulatory drift and (2) the political economy of the national debt.

Marc Eisner is Henry Merritt Wriston Chair of Public Policy at Wesleyan University. 


Academic Affiliations

Office Hours

Fall office hours: Monday 1:30-3:30 pm and Thursday 9-10 am. All office hours by Zoom. Email for an invitation.


Fall 2023
GOVT 206 - 01
Public Policy

GOVT 374 - 01
Political Economy and Policy

Spring 2024
GOVT 151 - 01
American Government & Politics

GOVT 222 - 01
Averting Catastrophe