Papers

Journal articles

“The efficiency of regulatory arbitrage” (forthcoming), Public Choice (with Andrew Farrant).

“Escape from Europe: A Calculus of Consent Model of the Origins of Liberal Institutions in North American Colonies” (forthcoming), Constitutional Political Economy (with Kyle O’Donnell). [SSRN]

“James M. Buchanan’s 1981 visit to Chile: Knightian Democrat or Defender of the ‘Devil’s Fix’?” (forthcoming) Review of Austrian Economics (with Andrew Farrant). [gated]

“Freedom of Association and Its Discontents: The Calculus of Consent and the Civil Rights Movement” (forthcoming), Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology (with Santiago Gangotena) [SSRN]

“Economic Development in a Rent-Seeking Society: Socialism, State Capitalism, and Crony Capitalism in Vietnam” (forthcoming), Canadian Journal of Development Studies (with Christine Ngo). [gated]

“Polycentric Banking and Macroeconomic Stability” (2017), Business and Politics 19(2): 365-395 (with Alex Salter). [SSRN]

“Why Hayek Matters? The Epistemic Dimension of Comparative Institutional Analysis” (2016), Advances in Austrian Economics 21: 163-185 (with Peter Boettke and Paul Dragos Aligica). [gated]

“Polycentric Stakeholder Analysis: Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility under Value Heterogeneity” (2015), Academy of Management Proceedings 2015 (1), 17539 (with Paul Dragos Aligica); winner of the Academy of Management, Social Issues in Management Division’s Halloran Best Paper on History of CSR Award; also included in Public Administration in the Classical Liberal Tradition.

“Crony capitalism” (2015), CESifo DICE Report: Journal for Institutional Comparisons (with Paul Dragos Aligica) [PDF]

“Polycentric Structure and Informal Norms: Competition and Coordination within the Scientific Community” (2015), Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research 28(1): 63-80 [SSRN, PDF]

“The challenge of empirically assessing the effects of constitutions” (2015), Journal of Economic Methodology 22(1): 46-76 [PDF]

“The Role of Ideas in Political Economy”  (2015), The Review of Austrian Economics 28(1): 17-39 [SSRN, PDF]

“Contemporary Work in Austrian Economics” (2014), Journal of Private Enterprise 29(3): 1-23 (with Anthony Evans) [SSRN, PDF]

“Crony Capitalism: Rent-Seeking, Institutions, and Ideology” (2014), Kyklos 67(2): 156-176 (with Paul Dragos Aligica) [PDF]

“Institutional Resilience and Economic Systems: Lessons from Elinor Ostrom’s work” (2014), Comparative Economic Studies 56: 52–76 (with Paul Dragos Aligica) [PDF]

“Co-Production, Polycentricity and Value Heterogeneity: The Ostroms’ Public Choice Institutionalism Revisited” (2013), American Political Science Review 107(4): 726-741 (with Dragos Paul Aligica) [PDF]

“Can Probability Theory Deal with Entrepreneurship?” (2013), The Review of Austrian Economics 26(3): 329-345 [SSRN, PDF]

“State Capitalism and the Rent-Seeking Conjecture”, (2012), Constitutional Political Economy 23(4): 357-379 (with Dragos Paul Aligica) [PDF] [SSRN]

“Polycentricity: From Polanyi to Ostrom, and Beyond” (2012), Governance 25(2): 237–262 (with Dragos Paul Aligica) [PDF] [SSRN]

“Challenges to technological and economic foresight in the information society” (2011), International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy 7(4): 232 – 250 (with Dragos Paul Aligica) [PDF]

“From ‘Broad Studies’ to Internet-based ‘Expert Knowledge Aggregation’. Notes on the methodology and technology of knowledge integration” (2011), Futures 43(9): 986-995 (with Dragos Paul Aligica) [PDF]

Book chapters

“A very controversial affair: Hayek, ‘Unlimited’ Democracy, and the Pinochet Junta”, A Companion to Friedrich Hayek, edited by Rosolino Candella. (Universidad Francisco Marroquín Press, forthcoming, published in both English and Spanish). (with Andrew Farrant)

“Faustian bargains: Power-sharing, constitutions, and the practice of polycentricity” in Governing Complexity: Analyzing and Applying Polycentricity, eds. William A. Blomquist, Dustin Garrick and Andreas Thiel (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming). (with Edella Schlager and Mark Lutter)

“The Evolution of Governance Structures in a Polycentric System”, in Handbook of Behavioral Economics and Smart Decision-Making: Rational Decision-Making within the Bounds of Reason, Ed. Morris Altman (Edward Elgar Publishing) (with Edward McPhail) [SSRN]

“Firm Internationalization in Transition Economic Systems: A Public Choice Approach. Insights from a Romanian Case Study”, in Internationalization of Firms from Economies in Transition: The Effects of a Politico-Economic Paradigm Shift (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2014) with Dragos Paul Aligica. [link]

“Romania: Impressive short-term improvisation, continuing structural problems”, in From Reform to Growth: Managing the Economic Crisis in Europe (The Center for European Studies, Brussels, 2013) with Dragos Paul Aligica. [link]

“Elinor Ostrom’s life and work”, in Future of the Commons: Beyond Market Failure and Government Regulation, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs (2012). [link] [SSRN]

“Evolutionary Psychology and Political Philosophy” in New Trends in Political Economy [in Romanian] edited by Ionut Sterpan and Dragos Paul Aligica (Humanitas, Bucharest, 2011). [link]

“The Critique of Psychiatry” in New Trends in Political Economy [in Romanian] edited by Ionut Sterpan and Dragos Paul Aligica (Humanitas, Bucharest, 2011). [link]

Book reviews

“Aviezer Tucker and Gian Piero de Bellis (eds), Panarchy: Political Theories of Non-Territorial States” (2017), The Independent Review 22(2). [link]

“Randall G. Holcombe’s Advanced Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics” (2016), The Independent Review, 20(4) [link].

“Lawrence H. White’s The Clash of Economic Ideas: The Great Policy Debates and Experiments of the Past Hundred Years” (2013), Economic Affairs Magazine (Autumn): 42. [link]

“Mark Pennington’s Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy (2013), The Review of Austrian Economics 26(2): 243-245 [SSRN link]