Cameron A. Shelton, Ph.D.

Cameron A. Shelton, Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy.


Cameron A. Shelton, Ph.D.

Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy

Cameron A. Shelton has served as the Director of the Lowe Institute of Political Economy since 2016. He is also a McMahon Family Professor of Political Economy and George Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College where he teaches courses in macroeconomics and political economy.

Professor Shelton’s research addresses whether and how the institutions that structure political competition affect macroeconomic policy and outcomes. His research, often with students, has been published and cited in highly regarded journals in both political science and economics. His research assistants and thesis advisees have gone on to doctoral work in political science and economics at Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, and other prestigious programs.

Professor Shelton received his Ph.D. in Political Economy from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2005.


Awards and Affiliations

  • Wicksell Prize, 2007
  • Co-founder: Suited, Inc.
  • Research Fellow, Inland Empire Economic Council
  • Director, Lowe Institute of Political Economy
  • Associate Editor, Public Finance Review

Research and Publications