Georg Vanberg

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, 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, G. ""John Marshall has made his decision": Implementation, transparency, and public support." Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court. October 5, 2012. 89-116.

Vanberg, G. ""John Marshall has made his decision": Implementation,transparency, and public support." Institutional Games and the U.S. Supreme Court. September 28, 2012. 69-96.

Vanberg, G. "Establishing and Maintaining Judicial Independence." The Oxford Handbook of Law and Politics. August 14, 2008. Full Text

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.

Munger, M, and Vanberg, G. "Gordon Tullock as a political scientist." Constitutional Political Economy 27.2 (June 2016): 194-213. Full Text

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.

Martin, LW, and Vanberg, G. "A Step in the Wrong Direction: An Appraisal of the Zero-Intelligence Model of Government Formation." The Journal of Politics 76.4 (October 2014): 873-879. Full Text

Martin, LW, and Vanberg, G. "Parties and Policymaking in Multiparty Governments: The Legislative Median, Ministerial Autonomy, and the Coalition Compromise." American Journal of Political Science 58.4 (October 2014): 979-996. Full Text

Fox, J, and Vanberg, G. "Narrow versus broad judicial decisions." Journal of Theoretical Politics 26.3 (July 2014): 355-383. Full Text

Martin, LW, and Vanberg, G. "Multiparty Government, Fiscal Institutions, and Public Spending." The Journal of Politics 75.4 (October 2013): 953-967. Full Text

Carrubba, C, Friedman, B, Martin, AD, and Vanberg, G. "Who Controls the Content of Supreme Court Opinions?." American Journal of Political Science 56.2 (April 2012): 400-412. Full Text

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 80.2 (October 2011): 309-318. Full Text

Engstrom, EJ, and Vanberg, G. "Assessing the Allocation of Pork: Evidence From Congressional Earmarks." American Politics Research 38.6 (November 2010): 959-985. Full Text


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

Selected Grants

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