“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.
"Top-Down Decentralization: Special Economic Zones and Liberalization Avalanches", co-authored with Vlad Tarko. Link.
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.
"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. On a daily basis, I am exploring how policies, politics, and institutional developments affect the economies of different countries.
I recently published a book on the political economy of special economic zones with Routledge. Check out my posts on the book at the top-left link on this page. You can order the book here.
In my spare time, I contribute to the project Refugee Cities, devoted to the economic empowerment of refugee camp residents. I am also an advisor for The Center for Innovative Governance Research, Politas Consulting, and Institute for Competitive Governance.