Michael C. Munger
Professor of Political Science
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 Master of Public Administration Program), as well as working as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan Administration. He is a past President of the Public Choice Society, an international academic society of political scientists and economists with members in 16 countries. He was North American Editor of the journal Public Choice for five years, and is now a Co-Editor of The Independent Review
- Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis 1984
- M.A., Washington University in St. Louis 1981
- B.A., Davidson College 1980
Munger, M. C. “Public Policy Informatics: Does Better Information Produce Better Public Policy?.” International Journal of Public Policy, vol. 1, Sept. 2006, pp. 343–54.
Munger, M. C. “Two Steves and One Soichiro: Why Politicians Can’t Judge Innovation.” Econlib, EconLib, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.
Munger, M. C. “Unintended Consequences 1, Good Intentions 0.” Econlib, EconLib, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.
Munger, M. C. A Fable of the OC. EconLib, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.
Munger, M. C. “Rent Seek and You Will Find.” Econlib, EconLib, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, 2006.
Munger, M. C. “Preference modification vs. incentive manipulation as tools of terrorist recruitment: The role of culture.” Public Choice, vol. 128, 2006, pp. 131–46.
Munger, M. C. “Nineteenth-century voting procedures in a twenty-first century world.” Public Choice, vol. 124, no. 1–2, July 2005, pp. 115–33. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s11127-005-4749-9. Full Text
Potthoff, R., and M. Munger. “Voter Uncertainty Can Produce Non-Single-Peaked But Not Cyclic Preferences: A Clue to the Fate of Ross Perot?.” Journal of Politics, vol. 67, no. 2, May 2005, pp. 429–53.
Munger, M. C. “19th Century Voting Procedures in a 21st Century World.” Public Choice, edited by William Shughart and Robert Tollison, vol. 124, 2005, pp. 115–33.
Munger, M. C. Regulation. Edited by Thomas Palmer, CATO Institute, Washington, D.C., 2005.