Bumba Mukherjee

Bumba Mukherjee


235 Pond Lab
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-6575

Office Hours:

  • Monday 1:30-3:30 pm

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Bumba Mukherjee earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2004, and is currently a Professor at Penn State University. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor at Florida State University, a visiting research scholar at Princeton University, and both a faculty fellow and visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame. His research interests include studying the political economy of financial crisis, the link between democracy and international trade, and the political economy of civil conflict. He also conducts research in formal theory and statistical methodology, especially finite mixture and cure models.

His work has been published in journals in Political Science, Economics and Finance including the American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, Experimental Economics, International Organization, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Political Analysis, Review of Finance and Review of International Political Economy. His most recent book manuscript, Globalization, Democracy and Trade Policy in the Developing World was published in 2016 by the University of Chicago Press. His second book, The Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships (written with Vineeta Yadav) was also published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press. His third book, Democracy, Electoral Institutions and Judicial Empowerment in Developing Countries (with Vineeta Yadav) was published in 2014 by the University of Michigan Press. He recently completed both his fourth book project The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes (with Ore Koren) which is under contract at Palgrave Macmillan and a fifth book Shadow Banks, the IMF and the Politics of Financial Crisis (with Alexandra Guisinger and Vineeta Yadav). He is currently working on his sixth book Paramilitaries, Militias, and Political Demobilization (with Ore Koren) which is under contract at Oxford University Press as well as papers on financial crisis, the political economy of civil conflict, and cure models.