Western University EconomicsWestern Social Science

Ron Wintrobe

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1976

Ron Wintrobe

Office: SSC 4090
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85386
Fax: 519-661-3666
E-mail: rwintrob@uwo.ca

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Economic Models of Dictatorship and Democracy; Political and Social Interactions

Teaching Fields

Political Economy (Public Choice)

Representative Publications

The Political Economy of Dictatorship, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

"Dictatorship: Analytical Approaches," The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics, eds., Carles Boix and Susan Stokes, in the Handbook of Political Science series, ed., Robert E. Goodin, 2007.

Rational Extremism: The Political Economy of Radicalism, Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Working Papers

"The Dictatorship of the Popes" (2007). Revised 2009, under submission, with Fabio Padovano.

"Tax Evasion" (2009), with Klarita Gerxhani.

"Why Did Japan Attack Pearl Harbor?" (2010).