Institutions and Organizations

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Adapt, Fragment, Transform: Corporate Restructuring and System Reform in South Korea

July 2012

South Korea remains a puzzle for political economists.

Only Beautiful, Please: A British Diplomat in North Korea

June 2012

Coverage of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) all too often focuses solely on nuclear proliferation, military parades, and the personality cult around its leaders.

Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance in Southeast Asia: Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Naval Area Medical Research Unit 2

January 2012

Emerging infectious diseases (EIDs) pose international security threats because of their potential to inflict harm upon humans, crops, livestock, health infrastructure, and economies.

U.S.-DPRK Educational Exchanges: Assessment and Future Strategy

December 2011

Although there are no formal diplomatic relations between the United States and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), nonetheless there have been constant attempts by U.S.

Beyond North Korea: Future Challenges to South Korea's Security

December 2011

Why should Americans worry about South Korean security? The answer is clear: North Korea, and beyond. Most international attention to the North Korea problem has focused on U.S.

Going Private in China: The Politics of Corporate Restructuring and System Reform

December 2011

As the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) set about reforming its centrally planned economy, it faced the thorny policy question of how to reform its state-owned enterprises (SOEs).

U.S.-Japan Cooperation on the Reform of International Organizations

December 2011

The global balance of power is undergoing a gradual but dramatic shift.

The Autumn Harvest: Peasants and Markets in Post-Collective Rural China

December 2011

For the peasants in rural China, the harvest season is the occasion when several different worlds—the business world of large companies, the entrepreneurial world of middlemen, local elites and...

China: Big Changes Coming Soon

December 2011

Big changes are ahead for China, probably abrupt ones.

Prescribing Institutions: Explaining the Evolution of Physician Dispensing (journal article)

December 2011

Health systems provide a rich field for testing hypotheses of institutional economics.

Prescribing Institutions: Explaining the Evolution of Physician Dispensing (working paper)

October 2011

A condensed version of this paper is published in the Journal of Institutional Economics (2012) 8(2): 247-270.Abstract: Health systems provide a rich field for testing hypotheses of institutional...

The Road to Collective Debt in Rural China: Bureaucracies, Social Institutions, and Public Goods Provision

September 2011

Focusing on the episodes of the government’s Paved Road to Every Village (PREV) project in an agricultural township in northern China, this article examines two research issues: First, the role of...

The Institutional Imperative: The Politics of Equitable Development in Southeast Asia

August 2011

Why do some countries in the developing world achieve growth with equity, while others do not?

Institutions as cognitive media between strategic interactions and individual beliefs

June 2011

This paper begins with contested issues among various approaches to institutions and seeks an analytical/conceptual framework for integrating them.

Social Media in the Workplace

May 2011

The objective of this paper is to discover the social media platforms (SMPs) that are economically relevant to a business organization, the uses to which these platforms are put, and the reasons...

Local Politics in the Chinese Cultural Revolution: Nanjing Under Military Control

May 2011

China's protracted regional conflicts of 1967 and 1968 have long been understood as struggles between conservative and radical forces whose opposed interests were so deeply rooted in existing...

Efficiency of Land Allocation through Tenancy Markets: Evidence from China

April 2011

Tenancy markets provide an opportunity to trade land between labor-scarce farmers, that is those who engage in off-farm employment, and land-scarce farmers, that is those who want to expand...

From Control to Ownership: China's Managerial Revolution

March 2011

Over the past decade, the ownership and control of China's corporate sector has finally begun to depart fundamentally from patterns typical in the socialist past.

Transitions from State Socialism: A Property Rights Perspective

January 2011

Numerous countries have transitioned away from state socialism since the fall of Communism in the Soviet Union and its satellite states two decades ago.

Software Production: Globalization and its Implications

December 2010

South Asia's growth pattern, and India's growth in particular, has attracted global attention because of its success in service exports.

Health Expenditures in Pakistan: Cross-Checking Household Expenditure Data on Health for NHA and Adjustment with National Accounts

December 2010

According to hitherto available data, health expenditures in Pakistan are relatively low in international comparison.

The Battle for China: Essays on the Military History of the Sino-Japanese War of 1937-1945

December 2010

DESCRIPTION The Sino-Japanese War has inspired numerous specialized studies—some analyzing diplomatic relations, some addressing specific incidents, and still others documenting the rise of...

The Imbalance between Patient Needs and the Limited Competence of Top-Level Health Providers in Urban China: An Empirical Study

November 2010

Objective: To show the pattern of patient satisfaction with top-level delivery organizations (Level 2 and Level 3 hospitals), and using neo-institutionalism approach to explain the relatively low...

Values and History in U.S.-South Korean Relations

October 2010

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