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Christopher Faricy

Christopher Faricy

(Pronouns: He, Him)

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316 Eggers Hall

Christopher Faricy

Associate Professor, Political Science Department

Hicker Family Professor of Renewing Democratic Community

Senior Research Associate, Campbell Public Affairs Institute

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Research

Research Affiliate, Center for Policy Design and Governance


  • 2023 Fall
    • PSC 792 Research Design
  • 2023 Summer
    • PSC 670 Experience Credit
  • 2023 Spring
    • PSC 611 American Parties and Elections
  • 2022 Fall
    • PSC 121 American National Government and Politics
  • 2022 Summer
    • PSC 670 Experience Credit
  • 2022 Spring
    • PSC 470 Experience Credit
    • PSC 997 Masters Thesis
    • PSC 621 Theories of American Politics

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010

Areas of Expertise

American politics, social policy, income inequality, tax policy, public opinion on government spending, budgetary politics, political economy, political parties

Research Grant Awards and Projects

"Transnational Transphobias: Feminist and Traditionalist Anti-Trans Advocacy Coalitions and Normative Contestations:_Doctoral Dissertation Research", Sponsored by American Political Science Association.

"The Other Side of Social Spending: Public Opinion toward Social Tax Expenditure Policy in the United States", Sponsored by Russell Sage Foundation.

Selected Publications

  • Book
    • Faricy, C. G., Welfare for the Wealthy: Parties, Social Spending, and Inequality in the United States. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
  • Journal Articles
    • Faricy, C. G., "Partisanship, Class, and Attitudes towards the Divided Welfare State." The Forum, 2017.
    • Faricy, C. G., "The Distributive Politics of Tax Expenditures: How Parties Use Policy Tools to Distribute Federal Money to the Rich and the Poor." Politics, Groups, and Identities, 2016.
    • Faricy, C. G., "Public Attitudes Toward Direct Social Spend- ing in the United States: The Differences Between Direct Spending and Tax Expenditures." Political Behavior, 2014.
    • Faricy, C. G., Ellis, C., "Social Policy and Public Opinion: How the Ideological Direction of Spending Influences Public Mood." The Journal of Politics, 2011.
    • Politics, T. G., Ellis, C., "The Politics of Social Policy in America: The Causes and Effects of Indirect versus Direct Social Spending." The Journal of Politics, 2011.
    • Faricy, C. G., Hoyman, M., "It Takes a Village: A Test of the Creative Class, Social Capital, and Human Capital Theories." Urban Affairs Review, 2009.
  • Book Reviews
    • Faricy, C. G., In by Kenneth Scheve and David Stasavage. Taxing the Rich: A History of Fiscal Fairness in the United States and Europe. Political Science Quarterly, 2017.
    • Faricy, C., In The Politics of Income Inequality in the United States. Meisel, S. (ed.) Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, 2015.
    • Faricy, C. G., In by Peter K. Enns and Christopher Wlezien, eds. Who Gets Represented?. Enns, P. K., Wleizen, C. (eds.) Public Opinion Quarterly, 2013.
    • Faricy, C. G., Kriner, D. L. and Shen, F. X., In By Douglas L. Kriner and Francis X. Shen. The Casualty Gap: The Causes and Consequences of American Wartime Inequalities. American Review of Politics, 2012.

Presentations and Events

The Urban-Brookings Institute’s Tax Policy Center, "Tax Day headaches: Public understanding of the tax code and the perceptions of fairness" (April, 2017)

SUNY Geneseo, "Welfare for the Wealthy" (March, 2017)

Faricy, C. G., Ellis, C., The Midwest Political Science Association, "Race, Deservingness, and Social Welfare Attitudes: The Role of Policy Delivery Mechanisms" (April 7, 2016 - April 10, 2016)

The University of Texas at Austin, "Race, Deservingness, and Social Welfare Attitudes" (March, 2016)

The University of Texas at Austin, "Welfare for the Wealthy" (March, 2016)