Political Economy

Faculty Working in this Field

Director of Graduate Studies
Pablo Beramendi
Associate Professor of Political Science
207 Gross Hall, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4336
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Pablo Beramendi  is an Associate Professor of Political Science.His interests include the political economy of redistribution and inequality, comparative federalism and decentralization and the determinants of political integration, with a special focus on advanced industrial societies and European... Full Profile »

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 »

Joseph Grieco
Professor of Political Science
291 Gross Hall, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4315
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Professor of Political Science, concentrates on theories of international relations, issues of international political economy, and problems of international conflict. He is the author of Cooperation Among Nations: Europe, America, and Non-Tariff Barriers to Trade, and Between Dependency and... Full Profile »

William Keech
Research Professor in the Department of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 204C Gross, Box_90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4354
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William Keech is Research Professor of Political Economy in the Department of Political Science at Duke University. He is emeritus professor of political economy at Carnegie Mellon University and adjunct professor at the Qatar campus of Carnegie Mellon. From 1965 through 1996 he was on the... Full Profile »

Herbert P. Kitschelt
George V. Allen Professor of International Relations
140 Science Drive, 289 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4343
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Professor of Political Science, specializes in comparative political parties and elections in established and new democracies, comparative public policy/political economy, and 20th century social theory. In the 1980s and 1990s, he authored three books in German about comparative industrial and... Full Profile »

Jack Knight
Frederic Cleaveland Professor of Law and Political Science
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-8551
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A renowned political scientist and legal theorist, Professor Knight's scholarly work focuses on modern social and political theory, law and legal theory, and political economy. He holds a joint appointment with Duke Law School and Duke's Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, where he teaches in the... Full Profile »

Timur Kuran
The Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics, Box 90097, 213 Chapel Drive, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-1800
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Timur Kuran is Professor of Economics and Political Science, and Gorter Family Professor of Islamic Studies at Duke University. His research focuses on (1) social change, including the evolution of preferences and institutions, and (2) the economic and political history and modernization of the... 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 »

Mathew D. McCubbins
Ruth F. DeVarney Professor of Political Science in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Duke Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 613-7006
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McCubbins is perhaps best known for the argument that legislative majorities, whether they be the dominant legislative party or a coalition parties governments (even supported minority coalitions) usurp the power resident in the legislature for their own purposes. Within busy legislatures,... Full Profile »

Margaret A. McKean
Professor Emerita of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 212 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-7051
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Professor of Political Science and Research Professor of Environmental Policy in the Nicholas School, studies political institutions, particularly electoral arrangements and property rights, and is interested in applying theories of cooperation to the management of common-pool goods like... 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 »

Karen L. Remmer
Professor of Political Science
140 Science Drive, 205 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4309
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Professor of Political Science who specializes in comparative politics, political economy, and political institutions with central emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean. Her recent research explores the rise of leftist-populist governance in Latin America, exogenous shocks and democratic... 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) 660-4300
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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 Politcal Science
140 Science Drive, 294E Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4373
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Erik Wibbels
Robert O. Keohane Professor
204J Gross Hall, 140 Science Drive, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
(919) 660-4322
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A Professor of Political Science, Wibbels' research focuses on development, decentralized governance, and other areas of political economy. He is the co-general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics series. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the... Full Profile »