Robert O. Keohane Professor
A Professor of Political Science, Wibbels' research focuses on development, decentralized governance, and other areas of political economy. He is the co-general editor of the Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics series. His work has been funded by the National Science Foundation, the International Growth Centre and AidData, and he has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, World Politics, International Organization, Comparative Political Studies and elsewhere. Current major projects include the combination of surveys and satellite images to identify slums in India and understand the conditions under which residents achieve formal recognition and successfully attract public services; an impact evaluation of a large, district-level USAID program in Ghana; and work on how the geographic emergence and spread of state authority impact long-term economic development. He also works with bilateral and multilaterial donors to improve the design and evaluation of governance programming. Wibbels previously taught at the University of Washington and the Juan March Institute and was a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.
Wibbels, E. “Madison in Baghdad? Decentralization and federalism in comparative politics.” Annual Review of Political Science 9 (July 14, 2006): 165–88. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.polisci.9.062404.170504. Full Text
Wibbels, E. “Dependency revisited: International markets, business cycles, and social spending in the developing world.” International Organization 60, no. 2 (April 1, 2006): 433–68. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0020818306060139. Full Text
Wibbels, E., and K. Bakke. “Regional Inequality, Ethnic Diversity, and Conflict in Federal States.” World Politics October (2006): 1–50.
Wibbels, E. “Decentralized governance, constitution formation, and redistribution.” Constitutional Political Economy 16, no. 2 (June 1, 2005): 161–88. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10602-005-2234-6. Full Text
Wibbels, E. “Decentralized Governance, Constitution Formation, and Redistribution.” Constitutional Political Economy, 2005, 161–88.
Wibbels, E., and M. Arce. “Globalization, taxation, and burden-shifting in Latin America.” International Organization 57, no. 1 (December 1, 2003): 111-136+i.
Wibbels, E. “Bailouts, budget constraints, and leviathans comparative federalism and lessons from the early United States.” Comparative Political Studies 36, no. 5 (June 1, 2003): 475–508. https://doi.org/10.1177/0010414003036005001. Full Text
Wibbels, E. “Bailouts, Budget Constraints, and Leviathans: Comparative Federalism and Lessons from the Early US.” Comparative Political Studies, 2003, 475–508.
Wibbels, E., and M. Arce. “Globalization, Taxation, and Burden-Shifting in Latin America.” International Organization, 2003, 111–36.
Rodden, J., and E. Wibbels. “Beyond the fiction of federalism microeconomic management in multitiered systems.” World Politics 54, no. 4 (July 1, 2002): 494–531.