William G. Howell

William is the Sydney Stein Professor in American Politics at Chicago Harris and a professor in the Department of Political Science and the College at the University of Chicago. He has written widely on separation-of-powers issues and American political institutions, especially the presidency. He currently is working on research projects on Obama’s education initiatives, distributive politics, and the normative foundations of executive power.

Recently Released


 Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government – and Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency. Basic Books. 2016 (with Terry M. Moe).

Op-Ed on CNN.com can be found here. Excerpt on Salon.com can be found here. Book review in the Wall Street Journal is here. Select radio and podcast interviews are here, herehere, and here.