“Is Capitalism Sustainable?”: Colloquium with Duke University Prof. Michael Munger


Duke University Professor of Political Science Michael Munger will be in Columbia on October 15 for a rare mid-week colloquium at the Kinder Institute, presenting on his recent book, Is Capitalism Sustainable, which provides a fresh look at the necessity of capitalism in organizing human cooperation and urges the consideration of some problems inherent in capitalism. Free and open to the public, the talk will be held at 5:00pm in Jesse Hall 410.


Michael C. Munger is Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Political Science Department at Duke University, where he also serves as Professor of Economics, Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy, Director of the PPE Certificate Program, and as a Bass Fellow. His primary research focus is on the function of markets, regulation, and government institutions, and he is author of numerous books, most recently Is Capitalism Sustainable (American Institute for Economic Research) and Tomorrow 3.0: Transaction Costs and the Sharing Economy (Cambridge University Press, 2018). He has taught previously at Dartmouth College, University of Texas, and University of North Carolina, and he worked as a staff economist at the FTC during the Regan Administration. He is currently co-editor of The Independent Review.