Carnegie Mellon University

Geoffrey McGovern

Geoffrey McGovern

Lecturer, Institute for Politics and Strategy

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Geoffrey McGovern is a political and social scientist at the RAND Corporation and an instructor in the Institute for Politics and Strategy at Carnegie Mellon University. His research has focused on matters of civil justice, statutory compliance, alternative dispute resolution, environmental policy, asbestos litigation, health care law and policy, and defense acquisitions. Past RAND research includes a series of extensive studies of asbestos personal injury bankruptcy trusts; examinations of state judicial resourcing and management; as well as a study of alternative dispute resolution in Australia. Prior to joining RAND, McGovern was a Fulbright Fellow in Finland. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Binghamton University in New York and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Recent Publications:

L. Dixon and Geoffrey McGovern, “The Effect of Bankruptcy on Product Identification in Asbestos Personal Injury Cases,” RAND Corporation, (RR-907-ICJ), 2015.

Geoffrey McGovern and M. Greenberg, “Shining a Light on State Campaign Finance: An Evaluation of the Impact of the National Institute on Money in State Politics,” RAND Corporation, (RR-791-NIMSP), 2014.

Geoffrey McGovern and M. Greenberg, “Who Pays for Justice? Perspectives on State Court System Financing and Governance,” RAND Corporation, (RR-486-ICJ), 2014.