Published papers since 2008

    “Political Institutions, Lobbying and Corruption,” with F. Giovannoni, Journal of Institutional Economics 13 (4):
        917–939, 2017.

    “EU Membership, Mrs Thatcher's Reforms and Britain's Relative Economic Decline,” with F. Coricelli, Comparative
        Economic Studies, 59 (2), 169-193, 2017.
    “Core and Periphery in the European Monetary Union: Bayoumi-Eichengreen 25 Years Later,” with C. Macchiarelli,
        Economics Letters,147(3), 127-130, 2016.

    “The Future of European Growth Policies: Resetting Integration,” Review of European Economic Policy, 51(6),
        348-352, 2016.

    “From Riches to Rags, and Back? Institutional Change, Financial Development and Growth in Argentina since
        the 1890s,” with M Karanasos and B Tan, Journal of Development Studies, 52 (2): 206-223, 2016.  [ more ]

    “Corruption and Economic Growth: An Econometric Survey,” with R. Dimova and A. Saleh, Journal of Institutional
        and Theoretical Economics, 172(3), 521-543, 2016.

    “Structural Change and European Union Membership,” Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 28 (1): 499–513, 2014.

    “Legal Institutions and Firm Performance,” with B. Mueller and M. Iootty, Economic Analysis of Law Review,
        3(1): 35-55, 2013.

    "International Terrorism, Domestic Political Instability and The Escalation Effect," with Martin Gassebner,
       Economics & Politics, 25(1): 27–47, 2013.                                                                        [ more ]

    "An Econometric Survey of the Evidence on Corruption and Growth,"  with Ralitza Dimova and Ahmad Saleh,
        conditionally accepted at Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics ... since 2012      [ more ]

    “Financial Liberalization and Reversals: Political and Economic Determinants,” with Fabrizio Coricelli,
      Economic Policy (July 2012) pp. 483–513                                                            [ more ]

    "On the Reversibility of Structural Reforms," with Roman Horvath, Economics Letters 117 (2012):
            217–219                                                                                                               [ more ]

    “Two to Tangle: Financial Development, Political Instability and Economic Growth in Argentina,"
            with M. Karanasos and B. Tan, Journal of Banking and Finance 36 (2012) 290–304    [ more ]

    “Reform Redux: Measurement, Determinants and Reversals,” with Roman Horvath, European
            Journal of Political Economy 28 (2012) 227–237                                                  [ more ]

    “Does Reform Work? An Econometric Survey of the Reform-Growth Puzzle” with Jan Babecky,
       Journal of Comparative Economics, 39 (2), 140-158,  2011                              [ more ]

    "Dynamic Ethnic Fractionalization and Economic Growth," with Ahmad Saleh and Vitaliy Kuzeyev,
               Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, 20 (2): 129-152,
                2011 (lead article)                                                                                        [ more ]

    "Financial Liberalization, Foreign Direct Investment and Structural Reforms," with Yuko Kinoshita,
         IMF Staff Papers 57 (2): 326-365, 2010                                                                               [ more ]

    "Crises, What Crises? New Evidence on the Relative Roles of Political and Economic Crises in
               Begetting Reforms," with Cheng Hsiao and Jeffrey B. Nugent, Journal of Development Studies
               46 (10): 1670-1691, 2010 {Winner of Dudley Seers Prize for best paper in volume}      [ more ]

    “Paintings and Numbers: An Econometric Investigation of Sales Rates, Prices and Returns in Latin American
                Art Auctions," with Renata Leite, Oxford Economic Papers  61 (1)  pp. 28–51, 2009  [ more ]

    "So Many Rocket Scientists, So Few Marketing Clerks: Estimating the Effects of Economic Reform on
                Occupational Mobility in Estonia," with Aurelijus Dabušinskas, European Journal of Political
                Economy  25 (2009) 261–275                                                                                               [ more ]

    “Growth, Volatility and Political Instability: Non-Linear Time-Series Evidence for Argentina, 1896-2000,”
                 with Menelaos Karanasos, Economics Letters 100 (1), 135-137 July 2008                   [ more ]

    Selected publications (before 2008)

    “Earnings, Schooling and Reform: Econometric Evidence from Hungary (1986-2004),” with Dean Jolliffe,
       World Bank Economic Review  21(3): 509-526, December 2007              [ PDF ]           [ more]

    “On the Dynamics of Ethnic Fractionalization,” with Vitaliy Kuzeyev, American Journal of Political Science
              51(3): 620-639, July 2007                                                                                  [ PDF ]          [ more ]

    “Lobbying, Corruption and Political Influence,” with Francesco Giovannoni, Public Choice 131 (1): 1-21
              (volume lead article), March 2007                                                                    [ PDF ]            [ more ]

    “What Drives Asset Stripping in Transition? Theory and Evidence,” with Francesco Giovannoni,
     Journal of Law and Economics 49 (2): 681-706, October 2006.                [ PDF ]            [ more ]

    “Does Market Liberalisation Reduce Gender Discrimination? Hungary ,1986 to 1998,” with Dean Jolliffe,
               Labour Economics 12 (1): 1-22, February 2005 (volume lead article)      [ PDF ]           [ more ]

    “Aggregate Investment and Political Instability: An Econometric Investigation,” with Jeffrey B. Nugent,
       Economica 70 (3): 533-549, 2003                                                                    [ PDF ]           [ Data ]

    “Growth in Transition: What We Know, What We Don’t, and What We Should,” with Fabrizio Coricelli,
       Journal of Economic Literature XL (3): 793-836, 2002                             [ PDF]

    “Who is Afraid of Political Instability?” With Jeffrey B. Nugent, Journal of Development Economics
                 67 (1): 157-172, 2002                                                                              [ PDF ]        [ Data ]

    “Will the Future be Better Tomorrow? The Growth Prospects of Transition Economies Revisited,”
       Journal of Comparative Economics 29 (4): 663-676, 2001  [ PDF ]     [ Data ]    [ Data description ]

    “Development Performance and the Institutions of Governance: Evidence from East Asia and Latin America,"
            with Jeffrey B. Nugent,  World Development  27 (3): 439-452, 1999  (lead article)      [ PDF ]        [ Data ]

    Book chapters

        “Economic Growth in the Transition from Communism,” with F. Coricelli in P. Hare and G. Tulley (eds)
         Handbook of the Economics and Political Economy of Transition, Routledge, 2013.

        “Civil Society, Institutional Change and the Politics of Reform,” with L. Bruszt, G. Roland and J. Fidrmuc in
                G. Roland (ed), Economies in Transition: The Long-Run View, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

        “Capital Flows in a United Europe: FDI, Crises, and Reforms,” with Randolph Bruno in A. Jevcak and M Setzer (eds)
         Capital Flows to Converging European Economies, Brussels: European Commission, 2011.

        “Information Technologies and Economic Growth in Latin America: Panel Evidence,” in M. Cimoli (ed.), Innovation
            and Economic Development: The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies in Latin America,
            Edward Elgar, 2010.

        “The Relative Impact of the Regulatory Framework on the Diffusion of Information Technologies: Evidence from Latin
            America, 1989-2004,” in M. Cimoli (ed.), Innovation and Economic Development: The Impact of Information
            and Communication Technologies in Latin America, Edward Elgar, 2010.

        “Determinants and Effects of Foreign Investment in Transition,” with Yuko Kinoshita, in J. Nakagawa (ed.) Managing
            Development: Globalization, Economic Restructuring and Social Policy, Routledge, 2006.

        “Labor Reallocation in the Estonian Transition: Some Econometric Evidence,” with Aurelijus Dabušinskas in J. Nakagawa (ed.)
         Managing Development and Transition in a Globalizing World, Tokyo: Tokyo University Press, 2005.

          “The Stripping of Socialist Physical Capital,” with Francesco Giovannoni, in N. Campos and J. Fidrmuc (eds) Political
               Economy of Transition and Development, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston/London, 2003.

            “When is Political Instability Good for Growth? Theory and Evidence from the Middle East,” with Jeffrey B. Nugent and
                James A. Robinson in I. Limam (ed.), Institutional Reform and Development in the MENA Region, Cairo, Economic
                Research Forum, 2000.

            “To Live Long and Prosper (or To Prosper and Live Long?): Mortality Reduction in East Asia and Latin America,” with Richard A.
                Easterlin in J. McGuire (ed.) Rethinking Development in East Asia and Latin America, Los Angeles, PCIP, 1998.

    Edited volumes

        “Barriers to entry in emerging markets,” Symposium issue, Economic Systems (Elsevier), N Campos and
            S. Estrin, guest editors, Volume 31, issue 4, December 2007.

       Political Economy of Transition and Development: Institutions, Policies and Politics, Nauro F. Campos and Jan
            Fidrmuc (editors),  Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2003.

    Selected research reports

        “How to Maximize the Development Impact of Social Protection Policies in Africa? The Role of Financial Development,”
            with F. Coricelli,  Background Paper for the 2010 European Report on Development, 2010.

        “Does it Take a Lula to Go to Davos? An Overview of Brazilian Reforms, 1980-2000,” with A. Castellar, F. Giambiagi and
            M. Moreira, WDI Working Paper No. 580, 2002.

        “Context is Everything: Measuring Institutional Change in Transition Economies,” World Bank Policy Research
            Paper No. 2269, 2000.