The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy is now open.  Our office hours are from: 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday - Friday. Please refer to the COVID-19 Resource Guide for all matters related to the return to campus.  All visitors and vendors must fill out the Columbia University Health Screening Form.  We look forward to seeing you on campus.


Michael Ting

Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science



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 work on distributive politics, primary elections, federalism and whistleblowing has appeared in the American Political Science Review and American Journal of Political Science. 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.


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