Michael C. Munger, Professor Political Science and Professor of Economics
- Contact Info:
Teaching (Fall 2015):
- POLSCI 145.01, INTRO TO POLITICAL ECONOMY
- White 107, MW 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
- POLSCI 536.01, CHOOSING IN GROUPS
- SEE INSTRU, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
- POLSCI 715.01, CORE IN POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS
- Gross Hall 111, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM
- Office Hours:
- By Appointment--Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
- PhD, Washington University, 1984
- MA, Washington University, 1982
- BA, Davidson College, 1980
Behavior & Identities
- Research Interests: Institutions, Public Policy, Political Behavior and Parties
Book Project: THE ENTREPRENEURIAL VIRTUES
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:
- Entrepreneurship, profits, and rent-seeking
Problems of exchange and market - government coordination in developed economies
- Curriculum Vitae
- Representative Publications
- 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,
pp. 110, Springer-Verlag Publishers .
- M. Munger, Policy Analysis
(2000), W.W. Norton and Co., Inc. .
- M. Munger with Melvin J. Hinich, Analytical Politics
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)..) .
- M. Munger with Melvin J. Hinich, Ideology and the Theory of Political Choice
pp. 267, University of Michigan Press (paperback edition published September 1996..) .
- M.C. Munger, Political Science and Public Choice,
in Elgar Companion to Public Choice II, edited by Michael Reksulak
pp. 81-106, Edward Elgar Publishers .
- J. Aldrich, M.C. Munger, and J. Reifler, Institutions, Information, and Faction: An Experimental Test of Riker’s Federalism Thesis for Political Parties,
- J. Aldrich, J. Reifler, and M. Munger, Sophisticated and myopic? Citizen preferences for Electoral College reform.,
- M.C. Munger, “Coercion, the State, and the Obligations of Citizenship”,
Public Choice, vol. 152
pp. 415-421 .
- M.C. Munger, Euvoluntary or Not, Exchange is Just, Summer,
Social Philosophy and Policy, vol. 28 no. 2
(Summer, 2011) .
- M.C. Munger, Basic Income’ is Not an Obligation, But It Might Be a Legitimate Choice,
Basic Income Studies, vol. 6 no. 2
pp. 1-13 .