Neil Malhotra’s research interests include political behavior, legislative politics, and methodology. Among other topics, he has written on: (1) how citizens evaluate government performance; (2) attitude formation in complex information environments; (3) the relationship between legislative institutions and public finance; and (4) optimal methods for designing and analyzing surveys. He is currently writing a book on retrospective voting and government accountability.

Malhotra is an Associate Professor of Political Economy at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he teaches Ethics and Management. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the Department of Political Science. His research has been published in journals across the social sciences, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Politics, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. He has received awards from the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, and the American Association of Public Opinion Research (Pacific Chapter). 

Malhotra received his PhD in Political Science from Stanford University, where he was the Melvin & Joan Lane Graduate Fellow. He also holds a BA in Economics from Yale University, where he graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and with distinction. Prior to coming to Stanford, he served on the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania.