Michael Ting

Department of Political Science

Research Interest

American Politics
Political Methodology
Political Economy

Michael M. Ting (Ph.D., Stanford, Graduate School of Business, 1999) specializes in American politics and formal models of political institutions, with a focus on bureaucracy, elections, and legislatures. Some of his recent projects are on primary elections, federalism, bureaucratic politics, and the quality of governance. He is also an author of A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton Press, 2011) with Jonathan Bendor, Daniel Diermeier and David Siegel. His current projects include the development of government personnel systems and organizational turf wars.

Professor Ting teaches in the department and in the School of International and Public Affairs. Prior to joining the department in 2002, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and held two postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University.