Ron Wintrobe

Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Toronto, 1976

Office: SSC 4021
Telephone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 85386
Fax: 519-661-3666

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

“How Economic (Wo) Man Got the Blues” presented at the PEDD conference, Munster, March 2021, at the EPCS meetings, Lille France (virtually), April 2021, and at the Adam Smith seminar, Munich June 2021

“21 Reasons and a simple model of why Liberal Democracy is in decline” presented at the PEDD Conference, Munster, March 2018, and at the EPCS meetings, Jerusalem, Israel, April 2019.

"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).