Michael Munger

Professor Munger received a Ph.D. in Economics in 1984 from Washington University in St. Louis, and worked as a staff economist at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. He has also worked in the Economics Department at Dartmouth College, and in the Political Science Departments at the University of Texas-Austin and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill before joining the faculty at Duke. His administrative positions include Director of the Masters of Public Administration Program at UNC-Chapel Hill; and President of the Public Choice Society, an international academic society with members from 16 countries, and with a focus on interdisciplinary research on government, markets, and regulation. Professor Munger is currently the Chairman of the Department of Political Science at Duke, and holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Economics.
Recent Research
Current Research Areas:
The endogenous basis of incumbency advantage in a complex model of electoral competition
The evolution of the ideology of slavery in the antebellum south

Office Information
Office hrs:
330 Perkins Library
(919) 660-4301
(919) 660-4330

Selected Publications
Analyzing Policy: Choices, Conflicts, and Practice, W.W. Norton and Co., 2000
"The (un)Predictability of Primaries With Many Candidates: Simulation Evidence," Public Choice, 2000
"The Downsian Model Predicts Divergence," Journal of Theoretical Politics, 2000
"Five Questions: An Integrated Research Agenda in Public Choice," Public Choice, 2000

Course Descriptions
The Nature of Freedom (Econ 099S.02)
Liberty, Order and Hierarchy (Econ 101)

Professor Munger's CV

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