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Publications of Edmund Malesky    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:


  1. Jensen, NM; Malesky, EJ, Incentives to pander: How politicians use corporate welfare for political gain (March, 2018), pp. 1-258, Cambridge University Press [doi]  [abs].
  2. Stromseth, JR; Malesky, EJ; Gueorguiev, DD; Hairong, L; Xixin, W; Brinton, C, China's governance puzzle: Enabling transparency and participation in a single-party state (February, 2017), pp. 1-326, Cambridge University Press [doi]  [abs].
  3. Jensen, NM; Biglaiser, G; Li, Q; Malesky, E; Pinto, PM; Pinto, SM; Staats, JL, Politics and foreign direct investment (December, 2012), pp. 1-211, University of Michigan Press  [abs].


  1. Malesky, EJ, The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index: Measuring Economic Governance for Private Sector Development., US-AID: Hanoi, Vietnam, vol. 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 (2012), Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry .

Chapters in Books

  1. Malesky, E, Decentralization and business performance, in Decentralized Governance and Accountability: Academic Research and the Future of Donor Programming (February, 2019), pp. 144-177 [doi] .
  2. Malesky, EJ, Manipulating elites, in Ethics and Experiments: Problems and Solutions for Social Scientists and Policy Professionals (December, 2015), pp. 217-226, Routledge [doi] .
  3. McCulloch, N; Malesky, E, What determines the quality of subnational economic governance? Comparing Indonesia and Vietnam, in Regional Dynamics in a Decentralized Indonesia (January, 2014), pp. 208-229 .
  4. Abrami, RM; Malesky, EJ; Zheng, Y, Vietnam Through Chinese Eyes: Divergent Accountability in Single-Party Regimes, in Why Communism Didn’t Collapse: Understanding Regime Resilience in China, Vietnam, Laos, North Korea, and Cuba, edited by Dimitrov, M (September, 2013), Cambridge University Press .
  5. Malesky, EJ, Interest Group Politics, in Handbook of Safeguarding Global Financial Stability (August, 2013), pp. 59-68, Elsevier [doi] .
  6. Gehlbach, S; Malesky, EJ, The Grand Experiment that Wasn’t? New Institutional Economics and the Postcommunist Experience, in Economic Institutions, Rights, Growth, and Sustainability: the Legacy of Douglass North, edited by Galiani, S; Sened, I (2013), Cambridge University Press .
  7. MALESKY, EJ, Political Economy of Financial Globalization: Globalization of Finance and Interest Group Politics, in The Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization (2010), Oxford University Press .
  8. Malesky, EJ, The Vietnam War, in International encyclopedia of the social sciences, edited by Darity, WA (2008), pp. 612-617, Macmillan Reference USA  [abs].
  9. Malesky, EJ, Provincial Governance and Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam, in Twenty Years of Foreign Investment in Vietnam, edited by Times, SE (2008), Knowledge Publishing House .
  10. Malesky, EJ, Push, Pull, and Reinforcing: The Channels of FDI Influence on Provincial Governance in Vietnam, in Beyond Hanoi: Local Governance in Vietnam, edited by Kerkvliet, B; Marr, D (2004), pp. 285-333, nstitute for South East Asian Studies and NIAS Press .

Journal Articles

  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].
  6. Todd, JD; Malesky, EJ; Tran, A; Le, QA, Testing legislator responsiveness to citizens and firms in single-party regimes: A field experiment in the vietnamese national assembly, Journal of Politics, vol. 83 no. 4 (October, 2021), pp. 1573-1588 [doi]  [abs].
  7. Malesky, EJ, Enhancing Research on Authoritarian Regimes through Detailed Comparisons of China and Vietnam, Problems of Post Communism, vol. 68 no. 3 (January, 2021), pp. 163-170 [doi]  [abs].
  8. Malesky, EJ, SVAY: A Khmer Village in Cambodia, Pacific Affairs, vol. 93 no. 4 (December, 2020), pp. 857-859 .
  9. Le, DT; Malesky, E; Pham, A, The impact of local corruption on business tax registration and compliance: Evidence from Vietnam, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, vol. 177 (September, 2020), pp. 762-786 [doi]  [abs].
  10. Malesky, EJ; Nguyen, TV; Bach, TN; Ho, BD, The effect of market competition on bribery in emerging economies: An empirical analysis of Vietnamese firms, World Development, vol. 131 (July, 2020) [doi]  [abs].
  11. Malesky, E; Schuler, P, Single-Party Incumbency Advantage in Vietnam: A Conjoint Survey Analysis of Public Electoral Support, Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 20 no. 1 (March, 2020), pp. 25-52 [doi]  [abs].
  12. Baccini, L; Impullitti, G; Malesky, EJ, Globalization and state capitalism: Assessing Vietnam's accession to the WTO, Journal of International Economics, vol. 119 no. 6618 (July, 2019), pp. 75-92 [doi]  [abs].
  13. Malesky, E; Taussig, M, How do firms feel about participation by their peers in the regulatory design process? An online survey experiment testing the substantive change and spillover mechanisms, Strategy Science, vol. 4 no. 2 (June, 2019), pp. 129-150 [doi]  [abs].
  14. Malesky, E; Taussig, M, “Participation, Government Legitimacy, and Regulatory Compliance in Emerging Economies: A Firm-Level Field Experiment in Vietnam.”, American Political Science Review, vol. 113 no. 2 (May, 2019), pp. 530-551, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  15. Bai, J; Jayachandran, S; Malesky, EJ; Olken, BA, Firm growth and corruption: Empirical evidence from Vietnam, The Economic Journal, vol. 129 no. 618 (January, 2019), pp. 651-677, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs].
  16. Gueorguiev, D; Malesky, E, “Consultation and Selective Censorship in China", Journal of Politics (January, 2019) [doi]  [abs].
  17. Malesky, E, Researching Vietnamese PoliticsA Comment on “Malesky vs. Fforde”, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 13 no. 2 (October, 2018), pp. 127-162, University of California Press [doi]  [abs].
  18. Malesky, EJ; Mosley, L, Chains of Love? Global Production and the Firm-Level Diffusion of Labor Standards, American Journal of Political Science, vol. 62 no. 3 (July, 2018), pp. 712-728, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  19. Jensen, NM; Malesky, EJ, Nonstate Actors and Compliance with International Agreements: An Empirical Analysis of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention, International Organization, vol. 72 no. 1 (January, 2018), pp. 33-69, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  20. Malesky, EJ, Radical Inequalities: China's Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective., Perspectives on Politics, vol. 15 no. 4 (December, 2017), pp. 1178-1180, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS .
  21. Malesky, EJ, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap., Perspectives on Politics, vol. 15 no. 4 (December, 2017), pp. 1178-1180, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS .
  22. Malesky, E; Taussig, M, The danger of not listening to firms: Government responsiveness and the goal of regulatory compliance, Academy of Management Journal, vol. 60 no. 5 (October, 2017), pp. 1741-1770, Academy of Management [doi]  [abs].
  23. Becker, J; Malesky, E, The continent or the "grand large"? Strategic culture and operational burden-sharing in NATO, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 61 no. 1 (March, 2017), pp. 163-180, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs].
  24. Findley, MG; Jensen, NM; Malesky, EJ; Pepinsky, TB, Can Results-Free Review Reduce Publication Bias? The Results and Implications of a Pilot Study, Comparative Political Studies, vol. 49 no. 13 (November, 2016), pp. 1667-1703, SAGE Publications [doi]  [abs].
  25. Malesky, EJ, Transfer pricing and global poverty, International Studies Review, vol. 17 no. 4 (December, 2015), pp. 669-677, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  26. Malesky, E; Mcculloch, N; Nhat, ND, The impact of governance and transparency on firm investment in Vietnam, Economics of Transition, vol. 23 no. 4 (October, 2015), pp. 677-715, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  27. Jensen, NM; Malesky, EJ; Walsh, M, Competing for global capital or local voters? The politics of business location incentives, Public Choice, vol. 164 no. 3-4 (August, 2015), pp. 331-356, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs].
  28. Malesky, EJ; Gueorguiev, DD; Jensen, NM, Monopoly Money: Foreign Investment and Bribery in Vietnam, a Survey Experiment, American Journal of Political Science, vol. 59 no. 2 (April, 2015), pp. 419-439, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  29. Malesky, E; Morris-Jung, J, Vietnam in 2014: Uncertainty and opportunity in the wake of the HS-981 crisis, Asian Survey, vol. 55 no. 1 (February, 2015), pp. 165-173, University of California Press [doi]  [abs].
  30. Jensen, NM; Malesky, E; Medina, M; Ozdemir, U, Pass the Bucks: Credit, Blame, and the Global Competition for Investment, International Studies Quarterly, vol. 58 no. 3 (September, 2014), pp. 433-447, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs].
  31. Malesky, E; London, J, The political economy of development in china and Vietnam, Annual Review of Political Science, vol. 17 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 395-419, ANNUAL REVIEWS [doi]  [abs].
  32. Malesky, EJ; Nguyen, CV; Tran, A, The impact of recentralization on public services: A difference-in- differences analysis of the abolition of elected councils in vietnam, American Political Science Review, vol. 108 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 144-168, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  33. Malesky, E, Vietnam in 2013: Single-party politics in the internet age, Asian Survey, vol. 54 no. 1 (January, 2014), pp. 30-38, University of California Press [doi]  [abs].
  34. Ingersoll, K; Malesky, EJ; Saiegh, SM, Heterogeneity and Group Performance: Evaluating the Effect of Cultural Diversity in the World's Top Soccer League (December, 2013) .
  35. Dinh, TM; Malesky, EJ; To, TT; Nguyen, DT, The Effect of Interest Rate Subsidies on Firm Performance and Investment Behavior during Economic Recession: Evidence from Vietnam, Journal of Asian Economics, vol. FORTHCOMING no. 2 (2013), pp. 185-207, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  36. Jensen, N; Malesky, EJ; Weymouth, S, Unbundling the Relationship between Authoritarian Legislatures and Political Risk, British Journal of Politics, vol. FORTHCOMING no. 3 (2013), pp. 655-684, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  37. Malesky, EJ; Schuler, P, Star Search: Do Elections Help Nondemocratic Regimes Identify New Leaders?, Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. FORTHCOMING no. 1 (2013), pp. 35-68, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  38. Cammet, M; Malesky, EJ, Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies: Implications for Peace and Governance, Journal of Conflict Resolution, vol. 56 no. 6 (December, 2012), pp. 982-1016, SAGE Publications [current], [doi]  [abs].
  39. Malesky, EJ; Schuler, P; Tran, A, The Adverse Effects of Sunshine: A Field Experiment on Legislative Transparency in an Authoritarian Assembly., American Political Science Review, vol. 106 no. 4 (November, 2012), pp. 762-786, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  40. Georguiev, D; Malesky, EJ, Foreign investment and bribery: A firm-level analysis of corruption in Vietnam, Journal of Asian Economics, vol. 23 no. 2 (Fall, 2012), pp. 111-129, Elsevier BV [doi]  [abs].
  41. Malesky, EJ; Schuler, P, Nodding or Needling: Analyzing Delegate Responsiveness in an Authoritarian Parliament, American Political Science Review, vol. 104 no. 3 (August, 2012), pp. 482-502, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [papers.cfm], [doi]  [abs].
  42. Sauvant, KP; Reimer, J; Allee, T; Alon, I; Amsden, AH; Asami, T; Avi-Yonah, RS; Barbour, P; Bellak, C; Berger, A; Beugelsdijk, S; Bhattacharjee, S; Broadman, HG; Broomfield, E; Bruche, G; Busse, M; Cantwell, JA; Cherp, A; Cotula, L; Dasgupta, N; Davies, K; de Gramont, A; de Mestral, AC; Duggal, K; Economou, P; Evans, J; Fagan, DN; Feldman, M; Ferré, H; Firger, DM; Fotak, V; Franck, SD; Gallagher, KP; Gokgur, N; Gordon, K; Guimon, J; Hanemann, T; Harding, T; Hennart, J-F; Hirsch, S; Huo, WX; Smarzynska Javorcik, B; Jensen, NM; Johnson, L; Jost, T; Kahale III, G; Kalotay, K; Kekic, L; Kline, JM; Kovacs, C; Kurtz, J; Low, JE; Pérez Ludeña, M; Malesky, EJ; McAllister, G; Megginson, WL; Meunier-Aitsahalia, S; Mortimore, M; Moser, J; Nolan, MD; Nunnenkamp, P; Ozawa, T; Peinhardt, C; Perrone, NM; Peterson, LE; Plotkin, M; Pohl, J; Skovgaard Poulsen, LN; Razo, C; Rosen, D; Roy, M; Sacerdoti, G; Satyanand, PN; Schekulin, M; Schill, S; Sercovich, FC; HL Slangen, A; Smeets, R; Smit, H; Sornarajah, M; Sourgens, FG; Strauss, J; Thomas, KP; Thomas, M; Toledano, P; Topal, J; van Aaken, A; Van Harten, G; Villar, D; Walker, S; Wilkins, M; Yackee, JW; Zhao, C, FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment, 2nd Edition (2012) .
  43. Malesky, E; Schuler, P, The single-party dictator's dilemma: Information in elections without opposition, Legislative Studies Quarterly, vol. 36 no. 4 (November, 2011), pp. 491-530, WILEY [doi]  [abs].
  44. Malesky, EJ; Merchant Vega, ANDN, A Peek under the Engine Hood: The Methodology of Subnational Economic Governance Indices, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, vol. 3 no. 2 (September, 2011), pp. 186-219, Springer Nature [doi]  [abs].
  45. Malesky, E; Abrami, R; Zheng, Y, Institutions and inequality in single-party regimes a comparative analysis of vietnam and China, Comparative Politics, vol. 43 no. 4 (January, 2011), pp. 401-419 [doi]  [abs].
  46. Sauvant, KP; Sachs, L; Davies, K; Zandvliet, R; Hufbauer, GC; Kekic, L; Jensen, NM; Malesky, EJ; Avi-Yonah, RS; Guimon, J; Cotula, L; Bellak, C; Leibrecht, M; Ozawa, T; Mortimore, M; Razo, C; Satyanand, PN; Bruche, G; van Aaken, A; Kurtz, J; Gordon, K; Pohl, J; Fotak, V; Megginson, WL; Kovacs, C; Plotkin, M; Fagan, DN; Bhattacharjee, S; de Mestral, A; Yackee, JW; Gallagher, KP; Skovgaard Poulsen, LN; Franck, SD; Smit, H; Nolan, MD; Sourgens, FG; Peterson, LE; Van Harten, G; de Gramont, A, FDI Perspectives: Issues in International Investment (January, 2011) .
  47. Malesky, EJ; Schuler, P; Tran, A, Vietnam 2010: Familiar Patterns and New Developments Ahead of the 11th Vietnam Communist Party Congress, Southeast Asian Affairs, vol. 2011 (2011), pp. 339-363 .
  48. Malesky, EJ, Political Economy of International Capital Flows, edited by Caprio, E (2011), Elsevier Publishing Inc. .
  49. Jensen, N; Malesky, EJ, FDI Incentives Pay – Politically, Vale Columbia Fdi Perspectives, vol. 26 no. 26 (June, 2010) [papers.cfm] .
  50. Gehlbach, S; Malesky, EJ, The Contribution of Veto Players to Economic Reform, Journal of Politics, vol. 72 no. 4 (2010), pp. 957-975, University of Chicago Press [papers.cfm], [doi] .
  51. Malesky, EJ, Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2009, Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Policy Paper no. 14 (December, 2009) .
  52. Malesky, EJ; Taussig, M, Where is credit due? Legal institutions, connections, and the efficiency of bank lending in vietnam, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, vol. 25 no. 2 (October, 2009), pp. 535-578, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]  [abs].
  53. Malesky, EJ, Gerrymandering Vietnam Style: Escaping the Partial Reform Equilibrium in a Non-Democratic Regime, Journal of Politics, vol. 71 no. 1 (2009), pp. 132-159, University of Chicago Press [papers.cfm], [doi] .
  54. Malesky, EJ, Foreign Investors: Agents of Economic Transition. An Instrumental Variables Analysis, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 4 no. 1 (2009), pp. 59-85, Now Publishers [papers.cfm], [doi] .
  55. Malesky, EJ; Taussig, M, Out of the Gray: The Impact of Provincial Institutions on Business Formalization in Vietnam, Journal of East Asian Studies, vol. 9 no. 2 (2009), pp. 249-290, Cambridge University Press (CUP) [doi]  [abs].
  56. Malesky, EJ, The Provincial Business Environment Scorecard in Cambodia 2009 (2009) .
  57. Malesky, EJ; Taussig, M, Where is Credit Due? Companies, Banks, and Locally Differentiated Investment Growth in Vietnam, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, vol. 25 no. 2 (Winter, 2008), 535-578 [papers.cfm] .
  58. Malesky, EJ, Battling Onward: The Debate Over Field Research in Developmental Economics and its Implications for Comparative Politics (September, 2008) .
  59. Malesky, EJ; Schuler, PJ, Paint-by-Numbers Democracy: The Stakes, Structure, and Results of the 2007 Vietnamese National Assembly Election, Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 4 no. 1 (August, 2008), pp. 1-48 [papers.cfm] .
  60. Malesky, EJ, Straight Ahead on Red: How Foreign Direct Investment Empowers Subnational Leaders, Journal of Politics, vol. 70 no. 1 (2008), pp. 97-119, University of Chicago Press [papers.cfm], [doi] .
  61. Malesky, EJ; Samphantharak, K, Predictable Corruption and Investment Strategy: Evidence from a Natural Experiment and Survey of Cambodian Entrepreneurs, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, vol. 3 no. 3 (2008), pp. 227-267, Now Publishers [papers.cfm], [doi] .
  62. Malesky, EJ, Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2008, Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Policy Paper no. 13 (2008) .
  63. Malesky, EJ, Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2007, Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Policy Paper no. 12 (December, 2007) .
  64. Malesky, EJ, Cambodian Provincial Business Environment Scorecard 2006 (2006) .
  65. Malesky, EJ, Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2006, Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Policy Paper no. 11 (2006) .
  66. Malesky, EJ, The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index 2005, Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative Policy Paper no. 4 (December, 2005) .
  67. MALESKY, EJ, Entrepreneurs on the Periphery: A Study of Private Sector Development in Vietnam's Periphery Provinces., International Finance Corporation Private Sector Discussion Papers, vol. 18 (2004), Mekong Private Sector Development Facility (MPDF) [PSDP18] .
  68. Malesky, EJ, Leveled Mountains and Broken Fences: Measuring and Analyzing De Facto Decentralization in Vietnam., European Journal of South East Asian Studies, vol. 3 no. 23 (2004), pp. 307-337 [papers.cfm] .

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