Georg  Vanberg

Ernestine Friedl Distinguished Professor of Political Science

Professor of Political Science
Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Development in Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Affiliate of the Duke Center for International Development
  • I am interested in political institutions: This means that I want to know how the rules of the game of politics shape how people play...and what the consequences are. Maybe that kind of understanding will help us improve the world through appropriate institutional reforms!
  • In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my family, running, and spending time in the woods with my dogs.
  • I'm a big Beethoven buff...though sadly can't plan an instrument.
  • I was born in Germany, and didn't speak any English until I was 12 years old.