“The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones” Journal of Institutional Economics, forthcoming. Link - Gated; Non-gated Draft.
“The political economy of state-provided targeted benefits”, co-authored with Christopher J. Coyne. Review of Austrian Economics, forthcoming. SSRN-Link; Mercatus Working Paper.
“Default Without Capital Account: The Economics of Municipal Bankruptcy”, co-authored with Richard E. Wagner, Public Finance and Management, 2014, 14(1). Link.
“Cartelizing Taxes: Understanding the OECD’s Campaign against ‘Harmful Tax Competition’ ”, co-authored with Andrew P. Morriss, Columbia Journal of Tax Law, 2013, 4: 1-64. Link
"Liberalizing Rent-Seeking: How Export Processing Zones Can Save or Sink an Economy." forthcoming in the Journal of Private Enterprise Link
"The Political Economy of Special Economic Zones: Lessons for the United States." Chapman Law Review, 2018, 21(2): 407-41. Link. Also downloadable here.
"Refugee Special Economic Zones." Forthcoming in the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy. Link. And the gated version.
"Liberalizing Rent-Seeking: How Export Processing Zones Can Save or Sink an Economy," The Journal of Private Enterprise 33(4), 2018, 61–89. Link. Also available here.
I have been quoted in The Economist and El País, on the topic of Special Economic Zones. My paper with Christopher Coyne received attention from National Review, Watchdog, The Heartland Institute, and The Capital Times, among others.
"Today’s ultra-low interest rates are anything but ‘natural’," Financial Times, August 19, 2020. Article. Link.
"Challenges to China’s Growth" William Blair Blog, June 24, 2019. Link.
"China Opening Up" William Blair Blog, March 28, 2019. Link
"Jobs and security for those displaced by ISIS," co-authored with Stephen Hollingshead, Washington Examiner, March 6, 2018. Link.
"It worked in China, so why not in Africa? The political economy challenge of Special Economic Zones", co-authored with Thomas Farole, United Nations University WIDER Working Paper 2014/152. Published in The Practice of Industrial Policy, 2017 (J. Page and F. Tarp eds.), Oxford University Press, ch. 12. Link
"How to sustain export dynamism by reducing duality in the Dominican Republic A World Bank trade competitiveness diagnostic", a co-authored World Bank publication. Link.
"Tax Breaks to Big Business Are a Loser", co-authored with Christopher J. Coyne, McClatchy-Tribune, May 16, 2014. Link.
"The SEZ experience", Cayman Financial Review, July 12, 2013. Link.
”Hur svårt kan det vara? Nio frågor och svar om reformer i västerländska demokratier” ("How Hard Can It Be? Nine Questions and Answers on Reform in Western Democracies”), co-authored with Andreas Bergh, Ekonomisk Debatt, 2013, 41(5): 45-55. Link
"Ekonomisk särbehandling för flyktigt kapital", Frivärld, May 28, 2013. Link
Welcome to my homepage!
I am a macroeconomic analyst at the Dynamic Allocations Strategies team at William Blair in Chicago. See my blog posts for the firm here. On a daily basis, I explore how policies, politics, and institutional developments affect the economies of different countries. I also sit on the Board of Trustees of the CFA Institute Research Foundation and I am co-chair of the Education Advisory Group of CFA Society Chicago.
I recently published a book on the political economy of special economic zones with Routledge., which you can order here.
I am an advisor for Refugee Cities,The Center for Innovative Governance Research, Politas Consulting, and Institute for Competitive Governance.