Faculty

Michael Chwe

Professor

Contact Information

Email    michael@chwe.net
Office  3276 Bunche Hall
Phone  (310) 825-4331
Professor Chwe (pronounced like chess without the ss) studies how people coordinate their actions when each person wants to participate only if enough others do. He finds that, while coordination sometimes occurs through evolution or adaptation, more often it is the result of explicit communication. Professor Chwe's recent papers, including Communication and Coordination in Social Networks, Structure and Strategy in Collective Action and Strategic Reliability of Communication Networks, investigate how communication networks can resolve coordination problems. His most recent book, Jane Austen: Game Theorist finds common ground between the study of people’s choices and writing of the early 19th-century English novelist. Other areas of interest include jury decision making and television advertising. Professor Chwe has served on the faculty of the University of Chicago and New York University. He teaches courses on game theory for graduates and undergraduates.

Degrees

Northwestern University (Economics), 1992

Fields of Study

Methodology and Race, Ethnicity and Politics

Previous Courses by Term

2017 Winter Quarter

Strategy and Conflict

Seminar: Political Behavior

2016 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2016 Winter Quarter

Strategy and Conflict

Seminar: Political Behavior

2015 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2014 Spring Quarter

Special Topics in Methods and Models

2014 Winter Quarter

Strategy and Conflict

Game Theory in Politics I

2013 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Seminar: Political Behavior

2013 Winter Quarter

Strategy and Conflict

Game Theory in Politics I

2012 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Seminar: Political Behavior

2012 Winter Quarter

Applied Formal Models: Collective Action and Social Movements

Strategy and Conflict

2011 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Seminar: Political Behavior

2010 Spring Quarter

Game Theory in Politics

Seminar: Political Behavior

2010 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2009 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

2009 Spring Quarter

Game Theory in Politics

2008 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

2008 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Political Behavior

2008 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2007 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

2007 Spring Quarter

Seminar: Political Behavior

2007 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2006 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Applied Formal Models: Collective Action and Social Movements

2006 Spring Quarter

U.S. Education Policy from Capital to Classroom

Seminar: Political Behavior

2006 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2005 Fall Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Applied Formal Models: Collective Action and Social Movements

2005 Spring Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2005 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2004 Fall Quarter

Seminar: Political Behavior

2004 Spring Quarter

Politics and Strategy

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2004 Winter Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2003 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Political Economy

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2002 Fall Quarter

Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2002 Spring Quarter

Introduction to Political Economy

Special Topics in American Government and Politics

Previous Courses by Course

POL SCI 172
Strategy and Conflict

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

2012 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 269
Seminar: Political Behavior

2017 Winter Quarter

2016 Winter Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2010 Spring Quarter

2008 Spring Quarter

2007 Spring Quarter

2006 Spring Quarter

2004 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 30
Politics and Strategy

2016 Fall Quarter

2015 Fall Quarter

2013 Fall Quarter

2012 Fall Quarter

2011 Fall Quarter

2009 Fall Quarter

2008 Fall Quarter

2007 Fall Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 209
Special Topics in Formal Theory and Quantitative Methods

2016 Fall Quarter

2010 Winter Quarter

2008 Winter Quarter

2007 Winter Quarter

2006 Winter Quarter

2005 Winter Quarter

2004 Winter Quarter

2002 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 293
Great Ideas in Social Sciences

2015 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 179
Special Topics in Methods and Models

2014 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 204A
Game Theory in Politics I

2014 Winter Quarter

2013 Winter Quarter

POL SCI 171A
Applied Formal Models: Collective Action and Social Movements

2012 Winter Quarter

2006 Fall Quarter

2005 Fall Quarter

POL SCI 204
Game Theory in Politics

2010 Spring Quarter

2009 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 88SC
U.S. Education Policy from Capital to Classroom

2006 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 149
Special Topics in American Government and Politics

2005 Spring Quarter

2004 Spring Quarter

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter

POL SCI 30
Introduction to Political Economy

2003 Spring Quarter

2002 Spring Quarter