William Franko

William W. Franko

Assistant Professor

Office: 306D Woodburn Hall

Tel: 304.293.9577

Email: william.franko@mail.wvu.edu


Professor Franko studies the causes and consequences of political and economic inequality in the United States. In trying to better understand the relationship between inequality and politics, his research focuses on the public’s attitudes about income inequality and redistribution, the influence of participation bias on political outcomes, and how political decisions shape the income distribution. Franko has published his work in the Journal of Politics, Perspectives on Politics, the Policy Studies Journal, Political Research Quarterly, and other academic journals. More information can be found on his personal website.