Journal Articles

Articles in Refereed Journals

Jensen, Nathan and Edmund J. Malesky. 2017. “Does the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Reduce Bribery? An Empirical Analysis Using the Unmatched Count Technique.” International Organization.  (Forthcoming)

Malesky, Edmund J. and Markus Taussig. 2017. “The Danger of Not Listening to Firms: Government Responsiveness and the Goal of Regulatory Compliance.” Academy of Management Journal.

  • Awarded Best Article Award” of the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management 2017.

Becker, Jordan  and Edmund J. Malesky. “Atlanticism and Transatlantic Burden Sharing: The Relationship between Strategic Culture and Disaggregated Defense Investment.” International Studies Quarterly. 61 (1): 163-180

Malesky, Edmund, Sebastian M. Saiegh, Keith Ingersoll, and Educational Data Analyst Kaplan. “Diversity and Group Performance: Evidence from the World’s Top Soccer League.”

Findley, Michael G., Nathan M. Jensen, Edmund J. Malesky, and Thomas B. Pepinsky. 2016 “Can Results-Free Review Reduce Publication Bias? The Results and Implications of a Pilot Study.” Comparative Political Studies: 0010414016655539.

Malesky, Edmund J., and Francis E. Hutchinson. 2016. “Varieties of Disappointment: Why Has Decentralization Not Delivered on Its Promises in Southeast Asia?.” Journal of Southeast Asian Economies (JSEAE) 33, no. 2 (2016): 125-138.

  • Introduction to special issue I co-edited by country experts discussing their country’s experience with decentralization and recentralization.

Malesky, Edmund J. “Transfer Pricing and Global Poverty.” International Studies Review 17, no. 4 (2015): 669-677.

Jensen, Nathan and Edmund Malesky. 2015. “Competing for Global Capital or Local Voters? The Politics of Business Location Incentives.Public Choice (Forthcoming).

 Malesky, Edmund , Neil McCulloch, Nguyen Duc Nhat. 2015. “The Impact of Governance and Transparency on Firm Investment in Vietnam.Economics of Transition (Forthcoming) <DOI: 10.1111/ecot.12068>

Malesky, Edmund, Dimitar Georguiev and Nathan M. Jensen. 2015. “Monopoly Money: Foreign Investment and Bribery in Vietnam, a Survey Experiment.American Journal of Political Science 59.2: 419-439.
*Profiled on Experiments in Government and Politics Website (

*Awarded best paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Political Economy Society in 2011.

Malesky, Edmund. 2015.  “Vietnam in 2014: Uncertainty and Opportunity in the Wake of the HS-981 Crisis.Asian Survey 55.1: 165-173.

Malesky, Edmund, Anh Tran, and Nguyen Viet Cuong. 2014. “The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Differences‐in‐Differences  Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam.American Political Science Review 108.1: 144-168.  Replication Data
*Awarded best paper on Comparative Policy presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association in 2013.

*Awarded best paper on Comparative Policy presented at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association in 2014.

*Awarded best paper on McGillivray Best Paper Award in Political Economy at the annual conference of the American Political Science Association in 2014.

Malesky, Edmund. 2014.  “Vietnam in 2013: Single-Party Politics in the Internet Age.Asian Survey 54.1: 30-38.

Malesky, Edmund and Jonathan London. 2014. “The Political Economy of Development in China and Vietnam.”  Annual Review of Political Science 17 (Forthcoming).

Jensen, Nathan, Edmund Malesky, Mariana Medina, and Ugur Ozdemir. 2013. “Pass the Bucks: Investment Incentives as Political Credit-Claiming Devices: Evidence from a Survey Experiment.International Studies Quarterly (Forthcoming), June. REPLICATION DATA

Jensen, Nathan, Edmund Malesky, Stephen Weymouth. 2013. “Unbundling the Relationship between Authoritarian Legislatures and Political Risk.British Journal of Political Science (Forthcoming) REPLICATION DATA

Tuan-Minh Dinh, Edmund Malesky, Trung-Thanh To and Duc-Thanh Nguyen. 2013. “Effect of Interest Rate Subsidies on Firm Performance and Investment Behavior during Economic Recession: Evidence from Vietnam.”  Asian Economic Journal 27.2 (May): 185–207

Malesky, Edmund and Paul Schuler. 2013. “Star Search: Do Elections Help Non-Democratic Regimes Identify New Leaders?Journal of East Asian Studies 13.1: 35-68.

Malesky, Edmund, Paul Schuler, and Anh Tran. 2012. “The Adverse Effects of Sunshine: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Legislative Transparency in an Authoritarian Assembly.American Political Science Review 106.4: 762-786.

Malesky, Edmund and Dimitar Georguiev. 2012. “Foreign investment and bribery: A firm-level analysis of corruption in Vietnam.Journal of Asian Economics 23.2: 111–129

Cammet, Melani and Edmund Malesky. 2012. “Power-Sharing in Post-Conflict Societies: Implications for Peace and Governance.Journal of Conflict Resolution 56.6: 982-1016. REPLICATION DATA

Malesky, Edmund and Nina Merchant-Vega. 2011. “A Peek under the Engine Hood: The Methodology of Subnational Economic Governance Indices.Hague Journal on the Rule of Law 3.2: 186–219.

Malesky, Edmund and Paul Schuler. 2011. “The Single-Party Dictator’s Dilemma: Information in Elections without Opposition.Legislative Studies Quarterly 36.4: 491-530.

Malesky, Edmund, Regina Abrami and Yu Zheng. 2011. “Accountability and Inequality in Single-Party Regimes: A Comparative Analysis of Vietnam and China.Comparative Politics 43(4): 401-421.

Malesky, Edmund, Anh Tran, and Paul Schuler. 2011. “Vietnam 2010: Familiar Patterns and New Developments Ahead of the 11th Vietnam Communist Party Congress.Southeast Asian Affairs 2011: 339-363.

Malesky, Edmund and Paul Schuler. 2010. “Nodding or Needling: Analyzing  Delegate Responsiveness in an Authoritarian Parliament.American Political Science Review 106.4: 762-786. REPLICATION DATA

Jensen, Nathan and Edmund Malesky. 2010. “FDI Incentives Pay – Politically.” Vale Columbia FDI Perspectives 26 (June).

Gelbach, Scott and Edmund Malesky. 2010. “The Contribution of Veto Players to Economic Reform.Journal of Politics 72.4: 957–975.  REPLICATION DATA

Malesky, Edmund and Markus Taussig. 2009. “Out of the Gray: The Impact of Provincial Institutions on Business Formalization in Vietnam.Journal of East Asian Studies 9.2: 249-290.

Malesky, Edmund. 2009. “Foreign Investors: Agents of Economic Transition. An Instrumental Variables Analysis.Quarterly Journal of Political Science 4.1: 59-85

Malesky, Edmund. 2009. “Gerrymandering Vietnam Style: Escaping the Partial Reform Equilibrium in a Non-Democratic Regime.Journal of Politics 71.1: 132-159.

Malesky, Edmund and Krislert Samphantharak. 2008. “Predictable Corruption and Investment Strategy: Evidence from a Natural Experiment and Survey of Cambodian Entrepreneurs.Quarterly Journal of Political Science 3.3: 227-267. REPLICATION DATA

Malesky, Edmund and Paul Schuler. 2008. “Paint-by-Numbers Democracy: The Stakes, Structure, Results, and Implications of the 2007 Vietnamese National Assembly Elections.Journal of Vietnamese Studies 4.1: 1-48.

Malesky, Edmund and Markus Taussig. 2008. “Where is Credit Due? Companies, Banks, and Locally Differentiated Investment Growth in Vietnam.” Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 25.2: 535-578

Malesky, Edmund. 2008. “Straight Ahead on Red: How Foreign Direct Investment Empowers Subnational Leaders.” Journal of Politics 70.1:97-119.

Malesky, Edmund. 2004. “Leveled Mountains and Broken Fences: Measuring and Analyzing De Facto Decentralization in Vietnam.European Journal of South East Asian Studies 3.2: 307-337.