Michael C. Munger

Michael C. Munger

Professor of Economics

External Address: 
140 Science Drive, 217 Gross, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Internal Office Address: 
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
(919) 660-4301

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

Grier, K. B., and M. C. Munger. “The Impact of Legislative Attributes on Interest Group Contributions.” Journal of Labor Research 7 (1986): 349–61.

Denzau, A. T., and M. C. Munger. “Legislators and Interest Groups: How Unorganized Interests Get Represented.” The American Political Science Review 80 (1986): 89–106.

Munger, M. “Adjustment to Global Economy.” Business and Society Review 55 (October 1985): 8–9.

Munger, M. “Destroy Trade Barriers.” Business and Society Review 53 (March 1985): 10–11.

Rehbein, M Munger with Kathleen A. “The High Cost of Protectionism.” Europe 243 (1984): 10–11.

Weidenbaum, M. L., and M. C. Munger. “Protection At Any Price?Regulation, no. July/August (1983): 54–61.

Munger, M. C., and G. Vanberg. “Gordon Tullock as a Political Scientist (forthcoming).” Constitutional Political Economy, n.d.