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Itai Sened Washington University, St Louis & Tel-Aviv University

Itai Sened received his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1990. He rose to the rank of a senior lecturer with tenure at Tel Aviv University.  In 1997 he moved to Washington University in St. Louis.  There, between 2001-2012 he was the founding Director of the Center for New Institutional Social Sciences (CNISS). Promoted to Full Professor in 2004, he served as the Chair of the Department between 2004-7.

His book, The Political Institution of Private Property, was published by Cambridge University Press in 1997. The paperback edition was published in 2007. His second book, Political Bargaining: Theory, Practice and Process, co-authored with Gideon Doron, was published by SAGE Publication in 2001. He published numerous articles in all the top refereed journals in Political Science including, The American Political Science Review, The American Journal of Political Science, The Journal of Politics, The British journal of Political Science, the European Journal for Political Research, the Journal of Theoretical Politics and many other refereed publications.  He is the co-editor, with Jack Knight, of Explaining Social Institutions from the University of Michigan Press (1995, a paperback edition in 2005).  In 2006, he co-authored with Norman Schofield: Multiparty Democracy, published by Cambridge University Press, also available in paperback. He is currently completing a new edited volume with Sebastian Galiani, entitled: Economic Institutions, Rights, Growth, and Sustainability: The Legacy of Douglass North to be published by Cambridge University Press in the fall of 2013.