Our international faculty
(U.S.), Professor of Economics and Political Science, Director of Duke University PPE program and Chairman of CEVRO Institute’s PPE International Academic Board
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- Director, PPE Certificate Program, Duke University, 2010-present
- Chairman of CEVRO Institute’s PPE International Academic Board
- Centro de Economia Politica, Universidad del Desarrollo, Santiago de Chile, Visiting Scholar,6/10—7/10, Scholar in Residence, 3/12—4/12, 7/12, 1/13.
- Institut fur Politische Wissenschaft, Friedrich Alexander Universitat, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, Visiting Professor, 4/09 – 8/09, Visiting Scholar, 6/11-7-11.
- Political Science, Duke, Assoc. Professor, 7/97 - 6/00; Full Professor, 6/00- Present.
- Political Science, U of North Carolina, Chapel Hill , Asst. Professor, 7/90 to 6/92; Assoc.Professor with Tenure, 7/92-6/97
- Department of Government, University of Texas, Austin: Asst Professor, 9/86--8/90.
- Department of Economics, Dartmouth College: Visiting Asst Professor, 9/85 to 5/86.
- Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.: Staff Economist, 9/84 to 8/85.
- Ph.D. (Economics, 1984), Washington University
- M.A. (Economics, 1982), Washington University
- B.A. (Economics, 1980), Davidson College
Selected Grants & Honors
- National Science Foundation, co-PI (2004-6, $160,000)
- National Endowment for the Humanities (2008, matching, co-PI, $1.8 million)
- D.A.A.D. Summer Fellowship, Friedrich Alexander University, Erlangen-Nuremburg, Germany,
- April – July, 2009
- National Science Foundation, co-PI (2009-10, $9,500)
- Miller Distinguished Fellow, and Member of Board of Advisors, Miller Center, August, 2011
- Otto “Toby” Davis Memorial Lecturer, October 2012, George Mason University
- Elected Member, The Philadelphia Society, 2014-present
- Thomas Smith Foundation, Support for "Introduction to Capitalism," PI ($500,000 over four years, 2012-2016)
- Franz Cuhel Memorial Prize for Excellence in Economic Education, Keynote of "Prague Conference on Political Economy," April 2014, CEVRO Institute, Prague, Czech Republic
- Center for Excellence in Higher Education/ARI, PI ($750,000 over five years, 2015-9):Support for PPE Program at Duke
- EconTalk: #1 Reader-Rated Podcast for the Year 2014 ("The Sharing Economy," July 7, 2014,
- Director, Master of Public Administration Program, UNC-CH: 7-1993 to 6-1995
- Chair, Department of Political Science, Duke University, 2000-2003, 2003-2006, 2007-2010
- “World” Editor (outside of Europe), Public Choice, 2005-2009
- President, North Carolina Political Science Association, 2011-12
- Co-Editor (with Chris Coyne, under Editor-in-Chief Robert Whaples) of The Independent Review, February 2013-present.
- Elected member, Duke Academic/Faculty Council, elected 2012-present.
- Elected member, Duke College of Arts and Sciences Council, elected May 2014-present.
- Elected also to Executive Committee of Arts and Sciences Council, May 2014.
- Appointed as "Parliamentarian" of the Arts and Sciences Council, August 1, 2014 to present.
Selected Academic Publications
- Future of the Economy: Fifty Years. (Co-edited with R. Whaples (senior editor) and C. Coyne). Authored essays on "Tomorrow 3.0" and "Concluding Essay." Oakland, CA.: Independent Institute. 2015.
- Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: An Anthology. Co-edited with J. Anomaly, G.Brennan, and G. Sayre-McCord. Oxford University Press. 2015.
- Choosing in Groups (with Kevin M. Munger). New York: Cambridge University Press. 2015.
- Analyzing Policy: Choices, Conflicts, and Practice. W.W. Norton and Co., Inc. 2000.
- Empirical Studies in Comparative Politics (Coedited with Melvin Hinich), edited volume, with Introduction and Article, published by Kluwer Academic Publishers. 1998.
- Analytical Politics (with Melvin Hinich), Cambridge University Press. April 1997.
- Ideology & the Theory of Political Choice, with Melvin J. Hinich. University of Michigan Press. 1994.
- “The Political Economy of Sustainability,” (with David Gerard and William Keech). Chapter in Introduction to Sustainable Engineering, Cliff Davidson (ed). Prentice-Hall.
- “Hayek’s Political Insights: Emergent Orders and Laid-on Laws.” In P. Boettke (ed): 40 years after the Nobel: F.A. Hayek and Political Economy as a Progressive Research Program.
- “The Entrepreneurial Virtues,” with J. P. Couyoumdjian. In Iskra Fileva (ed), Perspectives on Character, Oxford University Press.
- "Business and Virtue," (with Dan Russell), in E. Heath, et al. eds., Routledge Handbook of Business Ethics. New York, NY: Routledge/Taylor and Francis.
- “Gordon Tullock as a Political Scientist.” (with George Vanberg). Constitutional Political Economy.
- “Market Failure and Government Failure.” In J. Brennan, et al., eds., Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism.
- “Avoiding the ‘Usual Misfortune of Metaphysicians’: Gaus’s Kantian Auctioneer,” Review of Austrian Economics.
- Symposium on Basic Income Guarantee (BIG). Editor and contributor, “Editor’s Introduction” (pp. 485-488) and “One and One-Half Cheers for BIG” (pp. 503-514) in Independent Review. Vol 20, No. 1, Summer.
- “Coase and the ‘Sharing Economy,’” (chapter 9, pp. 187-208). In Forever Contemporary: The Economics of Ronald Coase. Edited by Cento Veljanovski. London: Institute for Economic Affairs.
- "Division of Labor," Entry in Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, On-Line Library of Liberty. (Edited by David Henderson).
- "Condorcet polling serendipitously can yield clues about voter preferences." With Richard Potthoff. Public Choice. 165(1): 1-12.
- "Main Reply," "What Makes an Exchange Euvoluntary?", and "Consent, Contract, and the Blood of Tyrants." Symposium on the work of Anthony de Jasay, lead article by Hartmut Kliemt,
- "Anthony de Jasay and the Political Economy of the State." Online Library of Liberty.
- “Public Choice Economics.” In: James D. Wright (editor-in-chief), International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd edition, Vol 19. Oxford: Elsevier. pp. 534–539.
- "The Anatomy of Government Failure," with William Keech. Public Choice. 164(1): 1-42
- “Empowering, Not Enfeebling: Beyond the ‘Market v. State’ Dichotomy.” Conversations on Philanthropy. V. 10: Spring 2015. Published online in Beneficence
- “Sophisticated and myopic? Citizen Preferences for Electoral College reform.” (with John Aldrich and Jason Reifler). Public Choice. 158: 541–558.
- “The Soul of James Buchanan.” (with Geoffrey Brennan). Independent Review. 18(3): 331-342.
- “Euvoluntariness and just market exchange: moral dilemmas from Locke’s Venditio.” (with Ricardo Guzman). Public Choice. 158: 39–49
- “Kaldor-Hicks Coercion, Coasian Bargaining, and the State.” In Jorge Martinez and Stanley Winer (eds.), Coercion and Social Welfare in Public Finance: Economic and Political Dimensions, conference volume for Evergreen Resort Coercion Conference, Oct. 1-2, 2010. Cambridge University Press. Pp. 117-135.
- “Did Southerners Favor Slavery? Inferences from an Analysis of Prices in New Orleans, 1805-1860.” With Jeffrey Grynaviski. Public Choice. 159(3): 341-361.
- "A Moral Basis for Markets," Debate with James Stoner, Public Discourse, Witherspoon Institute
- “Institutions, Information, and Faction: An Experimental Test of Riker’s Federalism Thesis for Political Parties.” (with John Aldrich and Jason Reifler). Public Choice. 158: 577–588