A selection of recent and publicly available work
THE CONNECTIONS WORLD: THE FUTURE OF ASIAN CAPITALISM
Modern Asia is built upon a web of close relationships running between and within business and politics: the connections world. Although the connections world has not yet seriously impeded Asia’s economic renaissance, it comes with significant costs and fallibilities. In their new book, Simon Commander and Saul Estrin argue that if Asia’s claim to the 21st century is not to be derailed, major changes must be made to policy and behaviour to promote more sustainable economic and political systems.
THE AUTOCRAT'S DILEMMA
RENEWABLES, UTILITIES AND HOUSEHOLD TARIFFS
POLITICAL CONNECTIONS & THEIR NETWORKS
THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF KAZAKHSTAN: A CASE OF GOOD ECONOMICS, BAD POLITICS?
Can autocracies successfully implement economic policies that promote growth and investment? Can 'good' economics somehow offset the effects of 'bad politics'? This paper examines the case of Kazakhstan and shows that 'bad politics' squeezes the space for, and distorts the benefits from, 'good economics'.