Earl D. McLean Jr. Professor of Political Science (2006 - 2011)
Professor Michael Munger’s research includes the study of ideology, legislative institutions, elections, and public policy, especially campaign finance. A good portion examines the effect of incentives in human behavior and the nature by which such choices aggregate into social outcomes. Professor Munger has won two University-wide teaching awards: an NAACP Image Award for teaching about race, and the Howard Johnson Award for Inspiring Respect for the Traditions of Democracy and Free Enterprise. He currently serves as co-director of the newly established Program in American Values and Institutions. In 2008, Professor Munger gave the Keynote Speech at the Libertarian National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Later that year, he ran for governor of North Carolina.