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Michael C. Munger, Director of Undergraduate Studies and Professor of Sanford School of Public Policy and Economics and Bass Fellow of Political Science  

Office Location: 140 Science Drive, 217 Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone: (919) 660-4301
Duke Box: 90204
Email Address: munger@duke.edu
Web Page: http://www.michaelmunger.com/
Note: I am on leave Fall semester 2019. Feel free to email me at munger@duke.duke.edu, but I may be slow to respond....

Areas of Expertise

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

Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis, 1984
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis, 1981
B.A., 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

Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Munger, M; Hinich, MJ. Analytical Politics. Cambridge University Press, April, 1997. 253 pages 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).)
  2. Munger, M; Hinich, MJ. Ideology and the Theory of Political Choice. University of Michigan Press, 1994. 267 pages pp. (paperback edition published September 1996.)
  3. Munger, MC. "Political Science and Public Choice." Elgar Companion to Public Choice II. Ed. Reksulak, M; Razzolini, L; Shughart, W Edward Elgar Publishers, 2012: 81-106.
  4. Aldrich, J; Munger, MC; Reifler, J. "Institutions, Information, and Faction: An Experimental Test of Riker’s Federalism Thesis for Political Parties." Public Choice (2012).
  5. Munger, MC. "Coercion, the state, and the obligations of citizenship." Public Choice 152.3-4 (September, 2012): 415-421. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. Munger, MC. "Euvoluntary or not, exchange is just." Social Philosophy and PolicyLiberalism and Capitalism Summer 28.2 (Summer, 2011): 192-211. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  7. Munger, MC. "Basic Income Is Not an Obligation, But It Might Be a Legitimate Choice." Basic Income Studies 6.2 (January, 2012): 1-13.  [abs]

Curriculum Vitae

Professor of Political Science, and Director of the PPE Certificate Program. His primary research focus is on the functioning of markets, regulation, and government institutions. He has taught at Dartmouth College, University of Texas, and University of North Carolina (where he was Director of the Master of Public Administration Program), as well as working as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan Administration. He is a past President of the Public Choice Society, an international academic society of political scientists and economists with members in 16 countries. He was North American Editor of the journal Public Choice for five years, and is now a Co-Editor of The Independent Review

Current Ph.D. Students   (Former Students)

  • Amy McKay  

Michael C. Munger