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Michael C. Munger, Professor Political Science and Professor of Economics

Michael C. Munger
Contact Info:
Office Location:  204E Gross Hall
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4301
Email Address:  
Web Page:   http://www.michaelmunger.com/

Teaching (Spring 2014):

  • POLSCI 747S.01, SEM POL ECONOMY: MACRO Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • POLSCI 890-1.02, AMER GOVERNMENT/POLITICS Synopsis
    SEE INSTRU, F 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Teaching (Fall 2014):

  • POLSCI 145.01, INTRO TO POLITICAL ECONOMY Synopsis
    White 107, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • POLSCI 180FS.01, NATURE OF FREEDOM Synopsis
    Gray 319, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Office Hours:

By Appointment--Contact munger@duke.edu
Education:

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

Political Economy
Methods
Political Institutions
Behavior and Identities
Research Interests: Institutions, Public Policy, Political Behavior and Parties

Current projects: Book under contract with Cambridge U Press: CHOOSING IN GROUPS-Analytical Politics Revisited

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

Areas of Interest:

The economics and policy of mass transit in Latin America.

Problems of exchange and market - government coordination in developed economies

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  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, (2010), pp. 110, Springer-Verlag Publishers .
  2. M. Munger, Policy Analysis (2000), W.W. Norton and Co., Inc. .
  3. M. Munger with Melvin J. Hinich, Analytical Politics (April, 1997), pp. 253, Cambridge University Press (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 (1994), pp. 267, University of Michigan Press (paperback edition published September 1996..) .
  5. M.C. Munger, Political Science and Public Choice, in Elgar Companion to Public Choice II, edited by Michael Reksulak (March, 2013), pp. 81-106, Edward Elgar Publishers .
  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, vol. 152 (2012), pp. 415-421 .
  9. M.C. Munger, Euvoluntary or Not, Exchange is Just, Summer, Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 28 no. 2 (Summer, 2011) .
  10. M.C. Munger, Basic Income’ is Not an Obligation, But It Might Be a Legitimate Choice, Basic Income Studies, vol. 6 no. 2 (2011), pp. 1-13 .

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