Edmund Malesky, Professor of Political Science and Director of the Duke Center for International Development

Edmund Malesky
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Office Location:  140 Science Drive, 221 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-4300
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Web Page:   https://sites.duke.edu/malesky/

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Ph.D., Duke University, 2004
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Edmund Malesky is an associate professor of political economy at Duke University. He has published in leading political science and economic journals, including the American Political Science Review and Journal of Politics, and has been awarded the Harvard Academy Fellowship and Gabriel Almond Award for best dissertation in comparative politics. Malesky serves as the lead researcher for the Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index and is a noted specialist in the political development in Vietnam and China, comparative political economy in Southeast Asia, as well as economic transitions in developing economies. Malesky is a specialist on Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. Currently, his research agenda is very much at the intersection of comparative and international political economy, falling into three major categories: 1) Authoritarian political institutions and their consequences; 2) The political influence of foreign direct investment and multinational corporations; and 3) Political institutions, private business development, and formalization.

Curriculum Vitae
Recent Publications   (More Publications)

  1. Malesky, EJ; Todd, JD, Experimentally Estimating Safety in Numbers in a Single-Party Legislature, Journal of Politics (January, 2022) [doi]  [abs].
  2. Nguyen, Q; Malesky, E, Fish or steel? New evidence on the environment-economy trade-off in developing Vietnam, World Development, vol. 147 (November, 2021) [doi]  [abs].
  3. Malesky, EJ; Milner, HV, Fostering global value chains through international agreements: Evidence from Vietnam, Economics & Politics, vol. 33 no. 3 (November, 2021), pp. 443-482 [doi]  [abs].
  4. Malesky, EJ; Mosley, L, Labor upgrading and export market opportunities: Evidence from Vietnam, Economics & Politics, vol. 33 no. 3 (November, 2021), pp. 483-513 [doi]  [abs].
  5. Chapman, TL; Jensen, NM; Malesky, EJ; Wolford, S, “Leakage” in international regulatory regimes: Did the OECD Anti-Bribery convention increase bribery?, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 16 no. 4 (October, 2021), pp. 387-427 [doi]  [abs].