Professor of Political Science
Georg Vanberg (Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1999) is Professor of Political Science and Law, and current Chair of the Department of Political Science. His research focuses on political institutions, including courts, legislatures, and coalition governance. He is the author of Parliaments and Coalitions (with Lanny Martin, Oxford University Press), and The Politics of Constitutional Review in Germany (Cambridge University Press). His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, and was awarded the 2012 Richard F. Fenno Prize of the American Political Science Association for the Best Book in Legislative Studies, the 2013 Award for the Best Paper published in The Journal of Politics, and the 2015 Elinor Ostrom Prize for the Best Paper published in the Journal of Theoretical Politics. He served as editor of the journal Public Choice (2011-2016), and is a past President of the Public Choice Society (2016-18).
- Ph.D., University of Rochester 1999
Vanberg, G. Constitutional Courts in Comparative Perspective: A Theoretical Assessment. May 11, 2015. Full Text
Martin, LW, and Vanberg, G. Parliaments and Coalitions: The Role of Legislative Institutions in Multiparty Governance. July 1, 2011. Full Text
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.
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
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