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Bumba Mukherjee

Bumba Mukherjee

Bumba Mukherjee

Professor of Political Science
235 Pond Lab University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-6575
Monday 10 AM-Noon
Bumba Mukherjee

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Bio

Bumba Mukherjee earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University (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 right-wing populism, the economic determinants of political violence, and civil conflict. He also conducts research in formal theory and statistical methodology, especially finite mixture, cure models and machine learning.

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, Journal of Politics, Experimental Economics, International Organization, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Open Source Software, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Political Analysis, Review of Finance, Review of International Organizations, Review of International Political Economy and The R Journal. He is the author of several books including Globalization, Democracy and Trade Policy in the Developing World (2016) published by the University of Chicago Press, The Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships written with Vineeta Yadav and published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press, and more recently, The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes written with Ore Koren and published in 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan.

His fourth book, Democracy, Electoral Institutions and Judicial Empowerment in Developing Countries (2014) written with Vineeta Yadav was published by the University of Michigan Press. He has recently completed his fifth book Principles of International Political Economy written with Jeff Kucik and Mark Hallerberg, and published by Oxford University Press in 2019. He is currently working on his sixth book Shadow Banks, the IMF and the Politics of Financial

Crisis written with Alexandra Guisinger and Vineeta Yadav which is under contract at Cambridge University Press as well as papers on the rise of right wing-populist and its impact, financial crisis and political methodology.

Areas of Interest

  • International Relations
  • Methodology
  • Domestic Politics and War
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Institutions
  • Political Violence