More on Me, My Background,
George Mason University
International Economic Policy
I earned my PhD at the economics department at George Mason University. My research and dissertation explored the entrepreneurial state and the government as an entrepreneurial and commercial actor. I have done research projects on municipal bankruptcy, targeted tax benefits, and tax competition. My dissertation explored the political economy of special economic zones, which is the topic of my book.
Rather than arguing that SEZs are either good or bad, I developed frameworks for understanding when SEZs promote economic development.