Political Methodology

Faculty Working in this Field

H. Geoffrey Brennan
Research Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 201 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-5951
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Tim Büthe
Associate Research Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, Gross Hall, 2nd Floor, Dept of Political Science, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
(919) 660-4365
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My research is driven by two primary interests that cut across traditional disciplinary boundaries. First, I seek to advance our understanding of how political, legal, and economic institutions not only constrain but also empower some stakeholders vis-à-vis others and how these distributional... Full Profile »

Scott de Marchi
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 294F Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4342
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His work focuses on mathematical methods, especially computational social science, machine learning, and mixed methods. Substantively, he examines individual decision-making in contexts that include the American Congress and presidency, bargaining in legislatures, interstate conflict, and voting... Full Profile »

D. Sunshine Hillygus
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 203 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4341
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Professor Hillygus has published widely on the topics of American political behavior, campaigns and elections, survey methods, public opinion, and information technology and politics. She is co-author of The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Issues in Political Campaigns (Princeton University Press, 2008)... Full Profile »

Bahar Leventoglu
Associate Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 208 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4314
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Bahar Leventoglu is a formal theorist with substantive interests in international relations and political economy. Currently, she has four different ongoing lines of research. One line of research focuses on how leaders use public statements to affect their bargaining position in international... Full Profile »

Director of Undergraduate Studies
Michael C. Munger
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 217 Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4301
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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... Full Profile »

Emerson S. Niou
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 273 Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4307
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EMERSON M.S. NIOU 牛铭实 (Ph.D., U. of Texas at Austin, 1987) is Professor of Political Science at Duke University.  He is the co-author of The Balance of Power, Cambridge University Press, 1989.  His recent publications include: “A Theory of Economic Sanctions and Issue Linkage,” with Dean Lacy,... Full Profile »

David Siegel
Associate Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 294H Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4306
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David A Siegel (Stanford Ph.D., 2006) is Associate Professor of Political Science. His research addresses the theoretical determinants of collective action in the contexts of political violence and terrorism, elections, and opinion and identity formation. He has published in journals such as the... Full Profile »

David Soskice
Research Professor Emeritus of the Department of Political Science
208 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4354
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David Soskice is Research Professor of Political Science at Duke University. And he is Research Professor of Comparative Political Economy at Oxford University and Senior Research Fellow of Nuffield College. He was Director of the Research Institute for Economic Change and Employment at the... Full Profile »

Chair
Georg Vanberg
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 219 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4311
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Michael Ward
Professor Emeritus of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 294E Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4373
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