Bumba Mukherjee earned his Ph.D. at Columbia University (2004), and is currently a Professor at Penn State University. He was previously an Assistant Professor at the University of Notre Dame, Assistant Professor at Florida State University, a visiting research scholar at Princeton University, and both a faculty fellow and visiting fellow at the Kellogg Institute, University of Notre Dame. His research interests include studying the political economy of financial reforms and financial crisis, the economic determinants of political violence, and civil conflict. He also conducts research in formal theory and statistical methodology, especially finite mixture, cure models and spatial statistics.
His work has been published in journals in Political Science, Economics and Finance including the American Journal of Political Science, Annual Review of Political Science, Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, Journal of Politics, Experimental Economics, International Organization, International Interactions, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Conflict Resolution, Journal of Development Economics, Journal of Empirical Finance, Political Analysis, Review of Finance, Review of International Organizations and Review of International Political Economy. He is the author of several books including Globalization, Democracy and Trade Policy in the Developing World (2016) published by the University of Chicago Press, The Politics of Corruption in Dictatorships written with Vineeta Yadav and published in 2016 by Cambridge University Press, and more recently, The Politics of Mass Killing in Autocratic Regimes written with Ore Koren and published in 2018 by Palgrave Macmillan
His fourth book, Democracy, Electoral Institutions and Judicial Empowerment in Developing Countries (2014) written with Vineeta Yadav was published by the University of Michigan Press. He has recently completed his fifth book Shadow Banks, the IMF and the Politics of Financial Crisis written with Alexandra Guisinger and Vineeta Yadav which is under contract at Cambridge University Press. He has also completed a textbook Principles in International Political Economy written with Jeff Kucik and Mark Hallerberg which is being published by Oxford University Press. He is currently working on his seventh book Paramilitaries, Militias, and Political Demobilization (written with Ore Koren and Minnie Joo) which is under contract at Oxford University Press as well as papers on financial reforms, financial crisis, civil conflict, and spatial cure models.