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Michael C. Munger
Professor of Political Science
Director of Undergraduate Studies of the Department of Political Science
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy
Professor of Economics
Bass Fellow

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Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis (1984)
M.A., Washington University in St. Louis (1981)
B.A., Davidson College (1980)


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

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