Robert O. Keohane Professor
A Professor of Political Science, Wibbels' research focuses on development, decentralized governance, and other areas of political economy. He is the co-general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics series. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre and AidData, and he has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies and elsewhere. Current major projects include the combination of surveys and satellite images to identify slums in India and understand the conditions under which residents achieve formal recognition and successfully attract public services; an impact evaluation of a large, district-level USAID program in Ghana; and work on how the geographic emergence and spread of state authority impact long-term economic development. He also works with bilateral and multilaterial donors to improve the design and evaluation of governance programming. Wibbels previously taught at the University of Washington and the Juan March Institute and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
- Ph.D., University of New Mexico 2000
- M.A., University of New Mexico 1996
- B.A., University of Virginia 1993
Wibbels, E. “Decentralized governance, constitution formation, and redistribution.” Constitutional Political Economy, vol. 16, no. 2, June 2005, pp. 161–88. Scopus, doi:10.1007/s10602-005-2234-6. Full Text
Wibbels, E. “Decentralized Governance, Constitution Formation, and Redistribution.” Constitutional Political Economy, Springer Verlag, 2005, pp. 161–88.
Wibbels, E., and M. Arce. “Globalization, taxation, and burden-shifting in Latin America.” International Organization, vol. 57, no. 1, Dec. 2003, pp. 111-136+i.
Wibbels, E. “Bailouts, budget constraints, and leviathans comparative federalism and lessons from the early United States.” Comparative Political Studies, vol. 36, no. 5, June 2003, pp. 475–508. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0010414003036005001. Full Text
Wibbels, E. “Bailouts, Budget Constraints, and Leviathans: Comparative Federalism and Lessons from the Early US.” Comparative Political Studies, 2003, pp. 475–508.
Wibbels, E., and M. Arce. “Globalization, Taxation, and Burden-Shifting in Latin America.” International Organization, 2003, pp. 111–36.
Rodden, J., and E. Wibbels. “Beyond the fiction of federalism microeconomic management in multitiered systems.” World Politics, vol. 54, no. 4, July 2002, pp. 494–531.
Wibbels, E., and J. Rodden. “Beyond the Fiction of Federalism: Macroeconomic Management in Multitiered Systems.” World Politics, July 2002, pp. 494–531.
Wibbels, E. “Federal Politics and Market Reform in the Developing World.” Studies and Comparative and International Development, vol. 36, Sept. 2001, pp. 27–53.
Wibbels, E. “Federal politics and market reform in the developing world.” Studies in Comparative International Development, vol. 36, no. 2, Jan. 2001, pp. 27–53. Scopus, doi:10.1007/BF02686208. Full Text