Michael C. Munger
Professor of Economics
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. “Human agency and convergence: Gaus’s Kantian Parliamentarian.” Review of Austrian Economics 30, no. 3 (September 1, 2017): 353–64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11138-016-0357-9. Full Text
Munger, M. C. “Egalitarianism, properly conceived: We all are "Rawlsekians" now!.” Independent Review 22, no. 1 (June 1, 2017): 59–70.
Grynaviski, J. D., and M. C. Munger. “RECONSTRUCTING RACISM: TRANSFORMING RACIAL HIERARCHY from "nECESSARY EVIL" into "pOSITIVE GOOD".” Social Philosophy and Policy 34, no. 1 (January 1, 2017): 144–63. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0265052517000073. Full Text Open Access Copy
Munger, Michael C. “The Leadership Crisis and the Free Market Cure: Why the Future of Business Depends on the Return to Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” Independent Review 20, no. 3 (December 1, 2016): 466–69.
Munger, M. C. “Tomorrow 3.0 the sharing economy.” Independent Review 20, no. 3 (December 1, 2016): 391–95.
Munger, M. C. “Douglass C. North: The answer is "transactions costs".” Independent Review 21, no. 1 (June 1, 2016): 143–46.
Munger, M., and G. Vanberg. “Gordon Tullock as a political scientist.” Constitutional Political Economy 27, no. 2 (April 1, 2016): 194–213. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10602-016-9214-x. Full Text Open Access Copy
Munger, M. C., and G. Grynaviski. “Pathologies of Political Authority: Constructed Racism is 'Public Reason' Gone Wrong (forthcoming).” Social Philosophy and Policy, 2016. Open Access Copy
Potthoff, R. F., and M. C. Munger. “Condorcet polling can yield serendipitous clues about voter views.” Public Choice 165, no. 1–2 (October 1, 2015): 1–12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11127-015-0285-4. Full Text
Munger, M. C. “Hayek’s Insight: Order Without Direction, Benefit Without Intent.” In Political Economy in Philosophic Perspective, edited by Greg Butler. University Press of America, 2012.
Munger, M. C. ““How to Write Less Badly” (Reprint 2010 article as book chapter).” In Top Ten Productivity Tips for Professors, Edward Elgar Publishers, 2012.
Munger, M. C. “Euvoluntary or Not, Exchange is Just.” In Liberalism and Capitalism, edited by E. F. Paul, F. D. Miller, Jr., and J. Paul. Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Keech, W., and M. C. Munger. “Political Economy.” In International Encyclopedia of Political Science, edited by L. Garrett, A. McClain, and A. Chambers. Washington, DC: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2010.
Munger, M. C. “I have a real meeting at 10:30: Running for Office as a Third Party Candidate.” In Inside Political Campaigns: Chronicles—And Lessons–From the Trenches, edited by J. Bowers and S. Daniels, 203–22. Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2010.
Munger, M. C. “Orange blossom special: Externalities and the coase theorem.” In Readings in Applied Microeconomics: The Power of the Market, edited by C. Newmark, 192–96. Taylor & Francis, 2009. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203878460. Full Text
Munger, M. C. “Regulation.” In Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, edited by R. Hanowy, 418–20. Washington, DC: Cato Institute, 2008.
Munger, M. C. “Culture, Order, and Virtue.” In LIBERALISM, CONSERVATISM, AND HAYEK’S IDEA OF SPONTANEOUS ORDER, edited by Louis Hunt and Peter McNamara, 267–91. Palgrave, 2007.
Munger, M. C. “A Retrospective Assessment of Tullock’s THE VOTE MOTIVE.” In The Vote Motive, edited by P. Kurrild-Klitgaard, 131–38. London: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2006.
Munger, M. C. “A Time-series Investigation into Factors Influencing U.S. Auto Assembly Employment.” Bureau of Economics Staff Report to the Federal Trade Commission, February 1985.
Munger, M. C. “Trade Barriers and Deficits: The Hidden Tax of Protectionism.” Policy Report, February 1984.
Munger, M. C., M. L. Weidenbaum, and R. J. Penoyer. “Toward A More Open Trade Policy.” Formal Publication No. 53. St. Louis, MO, 1983.
Munger, M. C. “Every Flaw in Consumers Is Worse in Voters.” Learn Library, October 29, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Sabotaging Uber: The Umpire Strikes Back.” Foundation for Economic Freedom, June 23, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Breaking News: NY Times Confirms Supply, Demand Still Working.” Foundation for Economic Freedom, June 16, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Comparative Advantage: An Idea Whose Time has Passed.” Foundation for Economic Education, April 28, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Hasta La Victoria Siempre.” Foundation for Economic Freedom, January 15, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Main Reply.” Online Library of Liberty, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “What Makes an Exchange Euvoluntary.” Online Library of Liberty, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Consent, Contract, and the Blood of Tyrants.” Online Library of Liberty, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Empowering, Not Enfeebling: Beyond the ‘Market v. State’ Dichotomy.” Beneficence, 2015.
Munger, M. C. “Unicorn Governance.” Foundation for Economic Freedom, August 11, 2014.
Munger, M. C. “Locking Up Political Speech: How Electioneering Communications Laws Stifle Free Speech and Civic Engagement.” Institute for Justice, June 2009.
Munger, M. C. “Market Makers or Parasites?.” Liberty Fund, Inc., February 2009.
Munger, M. C. “Planning Order, Causing Chaos: Transantiago.” EconLib, OLL, Liberty Fund, 2009.
Munger, M. C. “'A' Hire vs. 'the' Hire.” Chronicle of Higher Education, August 15, 2008.
Munger, M. C. “Think Globally, Act Irrationally: Recycling.” Indianapolis, IN: Econlib, Liberty Fund, 2007.
Munger, M. C. “They Clapped: Can Price-Gouging Laws Prohibit Scarcity?.” Indianapolis: Econlab, 2007.
Munger, M. C. “I’ll Stick With These: Some Sharp Observations on the Division of Labor.” Econlib, Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN,.", 2007.
Munger, M. C. “The Five Sorry Rules of Lateness.” Indianapolis, IN: Econlib, Liberty Fund, 2007.
Hinich, M. J., and M. C. Munger. “In Memoriam: Otto "Toby" Davis.” Public Choice, 2006.
Munger, M. C. “Everybody Loves Mikey.” Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.