E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science at the Department of Economics, University of California, Berkeley. Earned a Master's degree in Econometrics and PhD in Economics at Université Libre de Bruxelles (U.L.B.). Editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics; Associate Editor of the American Economic Journal: Economic Policy; Associate Editor of the American Journal of Political Science. Latest book: Development Economics (Pearson, 2013).
Democratic Politics in the European Parliament with S. Hix and A. Noury,Cambridge University Press 2007. Awarded the Richard F. Fenno Prize for the Best Book Published in the Field of Legislative Studies during 2007.
Built to Last: A Political Architecture for Europe, with Erik Berglöf, Barry Eichengreen, Guido Tabellini, and Charles Wyplosz, CEPR series, Monitoring European Integration, No. 12, London, 2003.
“Law Enforcement and Transition” (with Thierry Verdier) European Economic Review vol. 47, 2003, pp. 669-685.
“Understanding the Soft Budget Constraint”, (with J. Kornai and E. Maskin), Journal of Economic Literature, December 2003. Reprinted in Hungarian, Közgazdasági Szemle, 60, 2004 (7-8), pp. 608-624 and (9) pp. 777-809. Reprinted in Russian, Voprosy Ekonomiki 11 2004, pp. 4-33.
“Understanding Institutional Change: Fast-Moving and Slow-Moving Institutions”, Studies in Comparative International Development, 2004, 38(4) pp. 109-131. Reprinted in Chinese in Nanjing Business Review, 5 2008, pp. 1-22.
“A 'Normal' Parliament? Party Cohesion and Competition in the European Parliament, 1979-2001”, (with S. Hix and A. Noury), British Journal of Political
“Who Are Russia’s Entrepreneurs?” (with S. Djankov, E. Miguel, Y. Qian and E. Zhuravskaya), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2005.
“Dimensions of Politics in the European Parliament” (with S. Hix and A. Noury), American Journal of Political Science, 2006 .
“Coordination and Experimentation in M-form and U-form Organizations”, (with Y.Qian and C. Xu) Journal of Political Economy, 2006.
“Entrepreneurship in China and Russia Compared” (with S. Djankov, Y. Qian and E. Zhuravskaya), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2006.
“The Russian Economy in the Year 2005”, Post-Soviet Affairs 2006.
“Who are China’s Entrepreneurs?”, (with S. Djankov, Y. Qian and E. Zhuravskaya), American Economic Review, Papers and Proceedings, 2006.
“Electoral Rules and Government Spending in Parliamentary Democracies” (joint with T. Persson and G. Tabellini) Quarterly Journal of Political Science 2007.
“A Review of Janos Kornai’s By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey” Journal of Economic Literature March 2008.
“Transposable and Non Transposable Lessons from the Transition Experience”, Seoul Journal of Economics, 21(2) 2008, 265-284.
“Legislative Behavior in the European Parliament”, CESIFO Economic Studies, 2009 55, 15-29.
“Voting Patterns and Alliance Formation in the European Parliament”, (with S. Hix and A. Noury) Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Special issue on Group Decision Making in Humans and Animals, 2009 vol 364 No 1518, 821-
“The Design of Corporate Debt Structure and Bankruptcy” (joint with Erik Berglof and E-Lu. Von Thadden), Review of Financial Studies, vol 23 No 7, pp. 2648-2679.
“Institutional Clusters and Economic Performance” (joint with Jon Jellema), Journal of Economic Behavior and Organizations, 2011 vol. 70 No 1-2, pp. 108-
“The Long Run Impact of Bombing Vietnam” (joint with Edward Miguel), Journal of Development Economics, vol 96 No 1 pp. 1-15.
“Which Dimensions of Culture Matter for Long run Growth”, (joint with Yuriy Gorodnichenko), American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings vol. 101
No 3, pp. 492-498.
“Individualism, Innovation and Long Run Growth” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Dec 27 2011, vol 108 no. Supplement 4, pp. 21316-21319.