Ph.D., Political Science, Duke University
M.A., Political Science, Duke University
B.A., Government (cum laude) and Economics, Cornell University
Research and Teaching Interests:
American Politics, Congress, Parties, Campaigns and Elections, The Presidency, Statistical Methods, Game Theory and Computational Political Economy.
PolSci 387: Seminar in American Politics: Elections, Markets, and Networks - Syllabus (pdf), Online (pdf)
PolSci 421: Party Politics in America - Online (pdf)
PolSci 426: Congressional Politics - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 749: Graduate Seminar in American Political Institutions - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 816: Graduate Seminar in Positive Political Theory - Syllabus (pdf)
PolSci 926: Graduate Seminar in the Legislative Process - Syllabus (pdf)
Ensley, Michael J., Michael W. Tofias, and Scott de Marchi. 2009. “District Complexity as an Advantage in Congressional Elections.” American Journal of Political Science 53(4):990-1005.
Merolla, Jennifer, Michael Munger and Michael Tofias. 2005. In Play: A Commentary on Strategies in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Election. Public Choice. 123:19-37.
Aldrich, John H., David W. Rohde and Michael W. Tofias. Forthcoming. "One D is Not Enough: Measuring Conditional Party Government in 1887-2002" in Process, Party and Policy Making: Further New Perspectives on the History of Congress. David W. Brady and Mathew D. McCubbins, editors.