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Michael Chwe

Michael Chwe
Department of Political Science

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Michael Chwe, author of Jane Austen, Game Theorist, is professor of political science at UCLA. He lives in Santa Monica and has two children, a son attending Swarthmore College and a daughter attending Santa Monica High School. His wife, Namhee Lee, is also on the UCLA faculty.

received his doctorate in economics at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s at Caltech. He has previously been on the faculty of the University of Chicago (economics) and New York University (political science). His research centers on game theory and its applications to social movements, voting and information aggregation, social networks, monetary policy, violence, and literature. He has served as co-editor of the American Political Science Review and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization and the American Journal of Sociology. Michael was born and raised in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Michael became interested in Jane Austen after watching movies and reading books with his children. He has coached his children’s soccer teams, worked in the booth for their theater performances, and served as a PTA officer. For fun, he likes to play music with his children and his friends, and enjoys performing arts of all kinds. He also builds lithophones which have been used in concert performances. He enjoys traveling and recently kayaked the Grand Canal in Venice with his wife.

Michael’s email is michael@chwe.net and he has a personal website. His last name is pronounced like “chess” without the “ss.”

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Michael Chwe

Michael Chwe

Rational Ritual (my other book) in the press

Rational Ritual

New Yorker
Is it Rational to Watch the Oscars” by John Cassidy, The New Yorker, February 25, 2013

The Daily Beast
Why the Republican Party Needs Debates” by Andrew Romano, The Daily Beast, February 20, 2012

New York Times
From Weddings to Football, the Value of Communal Activities ” by Virginia Postrel, The New York Times, April 25, 2002