Georg Vanberg

Professor of Political Science

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 219 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4311
Comparative Politics, Methods, Political Economy, Political Institutions


  • Ph.D., University of Rochester 1999

Vanberg, G, and Martin, L. Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislatures in Multiparty Governance. Oxford Univeristy Press, 2011.

Vanberg, GS. The Politics of Constitutional Review in Germany. Cambridge University Press, 2005. (Monograph)

Vanberg, GS. "Legislative Institutions and Coalition Government." The Oxford Handbook of Legislative Studies. Ed. S Martin, T Saalfeld, and KW Strøm. Oxford University Press, June 19, 2014.

Vanberg, GS. "John Marshall Has Made His Decision: Implementation, Transparency, and Public Support." Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ed. JR Rogers, RB Flemming, and JR Bond. University of Virginia Press, October 5, 2012.

Vanberg, GS. "Establishing and Maintaining Judicial Independence." The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics. Ed. KE Whittington, RD Kelemen, and GA Caldeira. Oxford University Press, June 10, 2010.

Vanberg, GS. "Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit und Gesetzgebung: Zum politischen Spielraum des Bun-desverfassungsgerichtes." Neue theoretische Perspektiven auf das deutsche Regierungssystem. Ed. P Manow and S Ganghof. Cologne: Max-Planck-Institut f ̈ ur Gesellschafts- forschung, 2005.

Benjamin, S, and Vanberg, G. "Judicial Retirements and the Staying Power of U.S. Supreme Court Decisions." Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 13.1 (2016): 5-26.

Vanberg, G, and Martin, L. "Multiparty Government, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Spending.”." Journal of Politics 75 (2013): 953-67. (Academic Article)

Vanberg, G, and Fox, J. "Narrow versus Broad Judicial Opinions." Journal of Theoretical Politics (2013).

Vanberg, G, Carrubba, C, Friedman, B, and Martin, AD. "Who Controls the Content of Supreme Court Opinions?." American Journal of Political Science 56 (2012): 400-412. (Academic Article)

Vanberg, GS, and Vanberg, V. "Towards a (re-)integration of the social sciences: The Calculus of Consent at 50." Public Choice (2012): 245-252.

Vanberg, G. "Substance vs. Procedure: Constitutional Enforcement and Constitutional Choice." Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization 80 (2011): 309-318. (Academic Article)

Vanberg, G, and Engstrom, E. "Assessing the Partisan Allocation of Pork: Evidence from Congressional Earmarks." American Politics Research 38 (2010): 958-985. (Academic Article)

Vanberg, GS. "The Will of the People: A Comparative Perspective on Friedman." Michigan State Law Review 3 (2010): 717-728.

Vanberg, G, McGuire, K, Caldeira, G, and Smith, C. "Measuring Policy Content on the U.S. Supreme Court." Journal of Politics 71 (2009): 1305-1321. (Academic Article)

Vanberg, GS, and Staton, J. "The Value of Vagueness: Delegation, Defiance, and Judicial Opinions." American Journal of Political Science (2008): 504-519.


Vanberg, G, and Martin, L. "“Legislative Institutions and Coalition Government.”." Ed. T Saalfeld, K Strøm, and S Martin. (2013).

Or Honig Support awarded by Israel Institute (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2018