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Michael C. Munger, Professor of Political Science and Economics and Director of Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program  

Office Location: 330 Perkins Library
Office Phone: +1 919 660 4300, +1 919 660 4301
Duke Box: 90204
Email Address: munger@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.duke.edu/~munger/

Areas of Expertise

  • American Government and Politics, Congressional Decision-making and Reform

PhD, Washington University, 1984
MA, Washington University, 1982
BA, Davidson College, 1980

Research Categories: American Politics and Methods

Current projects: Ideology of racism in the antebellum south, An investigation of spatial location games using human subjects

Research Description: Research: Election strategies; campaign finance; methods and American institutions

Teaching (Fall 2015):

  • Polsci 145.01, Intro to political economy Synopsis
    White 107, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
  • Polsci 536.01, Choosing in groups Synopsis
    See instru, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
  • Polsci 715.01, Core in political institutions Synopsis
    Gross hall 111, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. M.C. Munger. "Endless Forms Most Beatiful and Most Wonderful"--Special Issue of Public Choice--To Honor the Nobel Prize of Elinor Ostrom. Edited by Michael Munger,. Springer-Verlag Publishers, 2010. 110 pp.
  2. M. Munger. Policy Analysis. W.W. Norton and Co., Inc., 2000.
  3. M. Munger with Melvin J. Hinich. Analytical Politics. Cambridge University Press, April, 1997. 253 pp. (published in both hardback and paperback editions. This book was reprinted, in a new Japanese language edition, by Keiso Shobo Publishers, in 1998) (This book was reprinted in a new Spanish edition in 2005) This book was reprinted in a new Chinese edition, and a new Korean edition, in 2010).)
  4. M. Munger with Melvin J. Hinich. Ideology and the Theory of Political Choice. University of Michigan Press, 1994. 267 pp. (paperback edition published September 1996.)
  5. M.C. Munger. "Political Science and Public Choice." Elgar Companion to Public Choice II. Ed. Michael Reksulak Edward Elgar Publishers, March, 2013: 81-106.
  6. J. Aldrich, M.C. Munger, and J. Reifler. "Institutions, Information, and Faction: An Experimental Test of Riker’s Federalism Thesis for Political Parties." Public Choice (2013).
  7. J. Aldrich, J. Reifler, and M. Munger. "Sophisticated and myopic? Citizen preferences for Electoral College reform.." Public Choice (2013).
  8. M.C. Munger. "“Coercion, the State, and the Obligations of Citizenship”." Public Choice 152 (2012): 415-421.
  9. M.C. Munger. "Euvoluntary or Not, Exchange is Just." Social Philosophy and Policy Summer 28.2 (Summer, 2011).
  10. M.C. Munger. "Basic Income’ is Not an Obligation, But It Might Be a Legitimate Choice." Basic Income Studies 6.2 (2011): 1-13.

Curriculum Vitae

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Amy McKay  

Michael C. Munger