Professor of Politics and Public Policy
A specialist in political economy, Leblang has served as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund, The Directorate of Finance and Economics of the European Commission, and the Department of Defense.
He is co-author of Democratic Politics and Financial Markets: Pricing Politics (2006) and more than 25 journal articles in publications including, The American Journal of Politics, International Organization, Economics and Politics, and the Journal of International Money and Finance. He has received research support from the National Science Foundation. Leblang has written on the politics of economic growth, the determinants of exchange rate policy, the causes of currency crises and the link between elections and economic expectations.
At present he is working on two large projects. The first examines the causes and consequences of international migration and the second explores the determinants of international housing policy.
In addition to his academic position, he is director of the GAGE program at the Miller Center for Public Affairs. He received his PhD from Vanderbilt University.
Bernhard, William and Leblang, David. Pricing Politics: Democratic Processes and Financial Markets, 2006. New York:Cambridge University Press. read more »
Bernhard, W., and D. Leblang (2006), ‘Polls and Pounds: Public Opinion and Exchange Rate Behaviour in Britain’, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 1, 25–47. read more »
Minority Governments and Exchange Rate Regimes: Examining Evidence from 21 OECD Countries, 1975-1999
Mukherjee, B. & Leblang, D. 2006, "Minority Governments and Exchange Rate Regimes: Examining Evidence from 21 OECD Countries, 1975-1999", European Union Politics, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 450-476. read more »
Elections, Partisan Politics and Stock Market Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Century of American and British Returns
David LeBlang, Bumba Mukherjee. "Elections, Partisan Politics and Stock Market Performance: Theory and Evidence from a Century of American and British Returns,” Economics and Politics (2007) 19:135—67. read more »