Dave Robertson passed away on October 7th, 2020. Read SSN's tribute to his remarkable life and work here, and consider a donation in his honor to the Dr. David B. Robertson Memorial Scholarship in Political Science.
Robertson studies the way American political institutions affect economic, labor, social, and environmental policy. He has written about the development of U.S. organized labor and labor market policy; the design of the U.S. Constitution and its effects on public policy; and the development and impact of U.S. federalism. Robertson frequently comments on U.S. and Missouri politics and policy on local television and radio, and he has given more than 150 public presentations to community groups, interest groups, and educational forums, speaking to audiences that citizens of all partisan and political persuasions.