The papers listed under my two research themes that haven’t yet found a peer-reviewed home are still being actively revised and shopped around. I also have a number of other projects that haven’t yet been circulated. Some of those are listed here, with brief descriptions. Feel free to contact me with questions.
Governing FDI in the Developing World (joint work)
Inspired, in part, by our survey of the literature (Harish and Plouffe, 2018), we argue that not all MNC-host government interactions are well-represented by the obsolescing bargain framework.
Firm-level Behaviors and Perceptions of Institutional Quality (joint work)
Very little research addresses the ways in which institutions are perceived by domestic actors. We contribute to this small literature by demonstrating that firms with greater bureaucratic engagement are more likely to have negative perceptions of institutional quality.
Climate Shocks, Ethnic Politics, and Redistribution (joint work)
Climate shocks in ethnically-divided societies have surprising non-linear implications for redistributive policies.
Institutions and Public Health (joint work)
Institutional quality, beyond corruption, influences public-health outcomes and the effectiveness of public-health expenditures.
Effects of FDI to Chinese SEZs (joint work)
In contrast with evidence from Indian SEZs, FDI to Chinese SEZs has positive effects on these SEZs.
Comparative Political Economy of Qing Emigration Patterns
Responses to Chinese immigration in the 19th century reflected characteristics in size and composition of immigrant flows, in a very similar way that we observe responses to immigration today.