Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, 2014-present
Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
Senior Research Assistant (predoctoral fellow), Department of Politics, 2013-2014.
University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Ph.D., Political Science, 2014.
M.A., Political Science, 2011.
University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
B.A., Political Science, 2008.
B.A., Philosophy, 2008.
Robert J. Carroll and Brenton Kenkel, “Prediction, Proxies, and Power,” conditionally accepted at American Journal of Political Science.
Kevin A. Clarke, Brenton Kenkel, and Miguel R. Rueda, “Omitted Variables, Countervailing Effects, and the Possibility of Overadjustment,” forthcoming at Political Science Research and Methods.
Mark Fey, Jinhee Jo, and Brenton Kenkel, “Information and International Institutions Revisited,” Journal of Conflict Resolution 59, no. 1 (2015).
Brenton Kenkel and Curtis S. Signorino, “Estimating Extensive Form Games in R,” Journal of Statistical Software 56, no. 8 (2014).
“Is an Ultimatum the Last Word on Crisis Bargaining?” (with Mark Fey)
“A Quantitative Bargaining Theory of War” (with Kristopher W. Ramsay)
“Data Mining for Theorists” (with Curtis Signorino)
2012. Wallis Institute of Political Economy PEPR Grant (with Curtis Signorino).
2011. Society for Political Methodology Poster Award.
2010. Wallis Institute of Political Economy PEPR Grant (with Curtis Signorino).
2010. Prize for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student, University of Rochester Department of Political Science.
2017. Political Economy Workshop, University of Chicago Harris School.
2016. Conference on Formal Models of International Relations, University of Southern California.
2015. Conference on Empirical Implications of Bargaining Theory, Princeton University.
2014. Workshop on Empirical Implications of the Bargaining Model of War, Peace Science Society annual meeting.
2013. Conference on Theoretical and Quantitative International Relations Research, Princeton University.
2013. Mathematical Modeling of Political Behavior Conference, University at Buffalo.
2012. New Faces in Political Methodology, Penn State University.
games: statistical estimation of game-theoretic models (with Curtis Signorino). http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/games/index.html
polywog: bootstrapped basis regression with oracle model selection (with Curtis Signorino). http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/polywog/index.html
Reviewer for: Conflict Management and Peace Science, International Interactions, International Organization, Journal of Peace Research, Journal of Politics, Public Choice, Social Choice and Welfare, World Politics
Available on request.