Professor of Political Science
Malesky is a specialist on Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. Currently, Malesky's 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.
- Ph.D., Duke University 2004
Jensen, N. M., and E. J. Malesky. Incentives to pander: How politicians use corporate welfare for political gain. 2018, pp. 1–258. Scopus, doi:10.1017/9781108292337. Full Text
Stromseth, J. R., et al. China's governance puzzle: Enabling transparency and participation in a single-party state. 2017, pp. 1–326. Scopus, doi:10.1017/9781316388501. Full Text
Jensen, N. M., et al. Politics and foreign direct investment. 2012, pp. 1–211.
McCulloch, N., and E. Malesky. “What determines the quality of subnational economic governance? Comparing Indonesia and Vietnam.” Regional Dynamics in a Decentralized Indonesia, 2014, pp. 208–29.
Abrami, Regina M., et al. Vietnam Through Chinese Eyes: Divergent Accountability in Single-Party Regimes. 2013.
Gehlbach, S., and E. J. Malesky. “The Grand Experiment that Wasn’t? New Institutional Economics and the Postcommunist Experience.” Economic Institutions, Rights, Growth, and Sustainability: The Legacy of Douglass North, edited by Sebastian Galiani and Itai Sened, Cambridge University Press, 2013.
MALESKY, E. J. “Political Economy of Financial Globalization: Globalization of Finance and Interest Group Politics.” The Encyclopedia of Financial Globalization, Oxford University Press, 2010.
Malesky, E. J. “Provincial Governance and Foreign Direct Investment in Vietnam.” Twenty Years of Foreign Investment in Vietnam, edited by Saigon Economic Times, Knowledge Publishing House, 2008.
Malesky, E. J. “The Vietnam War.” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, edited by William A. Darity, Macmillan Reference USA, 2008, pp. 612–17.
Malesky, E. J. “Push, Pull, and Reinforcing: The Channels of FDI Influence on Provincial Governance in Vietnam.” Beyond Hanoi: Local Governance in Vietnam, edited by Ben Kerkvliet and David Marr, nstitute for South East Asian Studies and NIAS Press, 2004, pp. 285–333.
Baccini, L., et al. “Globalization and state capitalism: Assessing Vietnam's accession to the WTO.” Journal of International Economics, vol. 119, July 2019, pp. 75–92. Scopus, doi:10.1016/j.jinteco.2019.02.004. Full Text Open Access Copy
Malesky, E., and M. Taussig. “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. 530–51. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0003055418000849. Full Text Open Access Copy
Bai, J., et al. “Firm growth and corruption: Empirical evidence from Vietnam.” Economic Journal, vol. 129, no. 618, Jan. 2019, pp. 651–77. Scopus, doi:10.1111/ecoj.12560. Full Text Open Access Copy
Jensen, Nathan M., and Edmund J. Malesky. “Nonstate Actors and Compliance with International Agreements: An Empirical Analysis of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.” International Organization, vol. 72, no. 01, Dec. 2018, pp. 33–69. Open Access Copy
Malesky, Edmund. “Researching Vietnamese Politics.” Journal of Vietnamese Studies, vol. 13, no. 3, University of California Press, Aug. 2018, pp. 127–62. Crossref, doi:10.1525/vs.2018.13.3.127. Full Text Open Access Copy
Malesky, E. J., and L. Mosley. “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. 712–28. Scopus, doi:10.1111/ajps.12370. Full Text Open Access Copy
Jensen, N. M., and E. J. Malesky. “Nonstate Actors and Compliance with International Agreements: An Empirical Analysis of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention.” International Organization, vol. 72, no. 1, Jan. 2018, pp. 33–69. Scopus, doi:10.1017/S0020818317000443. Full Text Open Access Copy
Malesky, Edmund J. “Radical Inequalities: China's Revolutionary Welfare State in Comparative Perspective.” Perspectives on Politics, vol. 15, no. 4, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS, Dec. 2017, pp. 1178–80. Open Access Copy
Malesky, E. J. The Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index: Measuring Economic Governance for Private Sector Development. Vol. 4, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, Vietnam Competitiveness Initiative and Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, 2012.
Southeast Asian Research Group (SEAREG) awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2020 to 2023
SBAR Cambodia SWAP awarded by Triangle Environmental (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2020
Myanmar Social and Economic Governance Index (MYSEGI) awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2020
SEAREG awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2019
Doctoral Dissertation Research - Behavioral Traits and Political Selection in Authoritarian Ruling Parties awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2019
"Participation and Regulatory Compliance in Vietnam: A Field Experiment" awarded by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2015