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

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. “Intergovernmental fiscal relations.” Constitutional Political Economy, vol. 10, no. 2, Dec. 1999, pp. 199–201.

Vanberg, G. “Abstract judicial review, legislative bargaining, and policy compromise.” Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 10, no. 3, Jan. 1998, pp. 299–326. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0951692898010003005. Full Text

Vanberg, G. “Reply to Stone Sweet.” Journal of Theoretical Politics, vol. 10, no. 3, Jan. 1998, pp. 339–46. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0951692898010003007. Full Text