Michael Munger, Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Public Lecture
Professor of Political Science and Director of PPE Program, Duke University
Rogers Memorial Chapel
About the Speaker
Michael Munger is Professor of Political Science at Duke University and holds secondary appointments in the Departments of Economics and Public Policy. He is also Director of the PPE Certificate Program. Professor Munger’s primary research focus is on the functioning of markets, regulation, and government institutions. He is the author of over 200 articles in scholarly journals and edited volumes. His books include Choosing in Groups (co-authored with Kevin Munger; Cambridge UP 2015) and Analyzing Policy: Choices, Conflicts, and Practice (W.W. Norton and Co. 2000). He co-edited Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology (Oxford UP 2015). Much of Professor Munger’s recent work has been in philosophy, examining the concept of truly voluntary exchange, and his current project is a book entitled “Tomorrow 3.0: The Sharing Economy” (Cambridge UP).
Professor Munger has won three University-wide teaching awards and has received grants from numerous organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Templeton Foundation. 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 worked as a staff economist at the Federal Trade Commission during the Reagan Administration. Professor received his Ph.D. in Economics from Washington University in 1984.