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Michael Ting, Ph.D.

Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs, Lecturer Political Analytics

Dr. Michael Ting's primary research interest is in formal models of political institutions, with an emphasis on bureaucracy, elections, and legislatures. He is the 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.

Dr.Ting received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his M.A. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. in political economics from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Prior to joining the Columbia University Department of Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs, he taught at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and held two postdoctoral fellowships at Harvard University.