My full CV is available here. Many of my publications are available below.
Selected Publications by topic:
The Political Economy of Health
“Betting on Hepatitis C: financial speculation and shareholder value in drug development, pricing and profitability” (with Victor Roy). BMJ. (forthcoming)
“Structural adjustment and public spending on health: Evidence from IMF programs in low-income countries” (with Alexander Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs). Social Science & Medicine (2015), 126: 169-176.
“The International Monetary Fund and the Ebola Outbreak” (with Alexander Kentikelenis, Martin McKee and David Stuckler). The Lancet (2014).
“The political economy of farmers’ suicides in India: Indebted cash-crop farmers with marginal land holdings explain state-level variation in suicide rates” (with Jonathan Kennedy). Globalization and Health (2014), 10(16): 1-9.
(Coverage in Times of India and Hindustan Times, Indian most widely read English language newspapers)
“The Mystery of Missing Female Children in the Caucasus: an analysis of sex ratios by birth-order” (with David Stuckler, Liang Guo, Marc Michael, Martin McKee and Erica Richardson). International Perspectives on Sexual and Reproductive Health 39(2) (2013): 97-102.
“Is Wealthier Always Healthier in Poor Countries? The Health Effects of Income, Inequality, Poverty, and Literacy in India” (with Keertichandra Rajan and Jonathan Kennedy). Social Science and Medicine 88 (2013): 98-107.
(Coverage in The Guardian and Economic Times (India))
“Ataknie zawsze jest najlepszą obroną” [Attack is not always the best defense] (with Piotr Ozierański and Martin McKee). Menedżer Zdrowia [Healthcare Manager] 1 (2013): 48-51.
“The Politics of Health Technology Assessment in Poland” (with Piotr Ozieranski and Martin McKee). Health Policy 108(2-3), 2012: 178-193).
“Debate: Response to Michael Gentile ‘Mass Privatisation, Unemployment and Mortality'” (with David Stuckler and Martin McKee). Europe-Asia Studies 64(5), 2012: 949–953.
“The disappearing health effects of rapid privatization: a case of statistical obscurantism?” (with David Stuckler and Martin McKee) Social Science and Medicine 75(1), 2012: 23-31.
“Pharmaceutical lobbying under postcommunism. Universal or country-specific methods of securing state drug reimbursement in Poland?” (with Piotr Ozieranski and Martin McKee). Health Economics, Politics and Law 7 (2), 2011: 175-195.
Coverage in The Guardian, wide media coverage in Poland.
“Politics of Chronic Disease” (with David Stuckler, S. Basu, A. Feigl, S. Steele, and M. McKee) Chapter 5 in Sick Societies: Responding to the Global Challenge of Chronic Disease. (David Stuckler) Oxford University Press. in press, spring 2011. Pp.135-185.
“Understanding the Conviction of Binayak Sen: Neocolonialism, Political Violence and the Political Economy of Health in the Central Indian Tribal Belt” (with Jonathan Kennedy). Social Science & Medicine, 72 (2011): 1639-1642.
Covered in The Hindustan Times (2nd largest paper in India).
“The Conviction of Binayak Sen” (with Jonathan Kennedy) The Lancet, Volume 377, Issue 9974. Pp. 1316-1317. 16 April 2011. Doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(11)60583-2.
Covered in The Hindu (3rd largest paper in India).
“Is Wealthier Always Healthier? The impact of income, inequality, and poverty on public health in Latin America.” Social Science and Medicine (with Brian Biggs, Sanjay Basu and David Stuckler). Vol. 71, July 2010, Pp. 266-273.
Covered in Reuters, Forbes, Voice of America.
“Reply to Earle and Gerry.” The Lancet. January 2010, v375(9712):372-4 (with David Stuckler and Martin McKee).
“Mass privatisation and mortality — Authors' reply.” The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9671, Pp. 1247 - 1248, 11 April 2009. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60719-4 (with David Stuckler and Martin McKee)
“How to make a mortality crisis disappear: statistical manipulation.” The Lancet, Volume 373, Issue 9671. Web appendix. Pp.1-33. (with David Stuckler and Martin McKee)
“Rapid large-scale privatization and death rates in ex-communist countries: an analysis of stress-related and health system mechanisms” (with David Stuckler and Patrick Hamm) 2009. International Journal of Health Services. Volume 39 (3): 461-489.
“Mass privatisation and the post-communist mortality crisis: a cross-national analysis” (with David Stuckler and Martin McKee). 2009. The Lancet. Jan. 31, Vol. 373, No. 9661: 399-407.
Reported in the New York Times, Financial Times, Economist, BBC radio, NPR and over 200 other outlets globally. Comment by Sir Michael Marmot and Martin Bobak in The Lancet Jan.15, 2009. Comment posted by Joseph Stiglits on NYT website. Debate with Jeffrey Sachs in Financial Times. Comment on media coverage of the findings in British Journal of Medicine.
“WHO’s budgetary allocations and burden of disease: a comparative analysis?” (with David Stuckler, Helen Robinson, and Martin McKee). The Lancet. 2008. 372: 1563-69.
“Mass incarceration can explain population increases in tuberculosis and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in European and central Asian countries” (with David Stuckler, Martin McKee, and Sanjay Basu). Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. September 2008, 105(36): 13280-5.
“International Monetary Fund programs and tuberculosis outcomes in post-communist countries.” (with David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu). Public Library of Science Medicine 2008: 5: e143.doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050143. [Pp.1-12].
Reported in the New York Times, Reuters, Scientific American, Slate and many other news outlets; Abstracted in the British Medical Journal (2008; 337: a1012); Commented on by Megan Murray and Gary King in PLoS Medicine . (PLoS Medicine Vol. 5, No. 7, e162 doi:10.1371/journal.pmed.0050162).
“Response to Murray and King” (with David Stuckler and Sanjay Basu) in PLoS Medicine . July 2008, 5(7): e143.
“Understanding Privatization’s Impacts on Health: Lessons from the Soviet Experience” (With David Stuckler and Adam Coutts). Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health July 2008: 62(7):664.
“Can a Banking Crisis Break Your Heart?” Globalization and Health. (with David Stuckler and Chris Meissner). January 2008, 4(1): 1-12.
Reported widely in the global media, including in the Financial Times (UK, pg. 3), MacLean’s (Canada), BBC Online, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Scotsman, El Mundo, SciDev Magazine, El Comercio (Peru), Press Association, BBC Radio Live Channel 5, BBC World Service, CNBC primetime live interview (international)
“Mass Privatization and the Postcommunist Mortality Crisis” in The Transformation of State Socialism: System Change, Capitalism or Something Else (2007). (with David Stuckler) Edited by David Lane. Palgrave. Pp. 179-197. 2007.
Reprinted in Russian in “Massovaya privatizatsiya i krizis smertnosti v postkommunisticheskikh stranakh.” Mir Rossii Sotsiologiia. (Russian Sociology). June 2007, 16(3): 112-136.
Comparative Political Economy
“An objective corruption risk index using public procurement data” (with Mihaly Fazekas and Istvan Janos Toth). 2016 (forthcoming). European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research. Pp.1-48.
“IMF conditionality and development policy space, 1985-2014” (with Alexander Kentikelenis and Thomas Stubbs). 2016 (forthcoming). Review of International Political Economy. Pp.1-46.
“Catalyzing Aid? The IMF and Donor Behaviour in Aid Allocation” (with Thomas Stubbs and Alexander Kentikelenis) 2016. World Development. Vol. 78, (Feb), Pp.511-528.
“Mass Privatization” (with Darja Irdam and Gabor Scheiring) in Palgrave Dictionary of Emerging Markets and Transition Economics. Edited by Jens Holscher and Horst Tomann. Palgrave 2015. P.488-507.
“Islamist insurgency and the war against polio: A cross-national analysis of the political determinants of polio” (with Jonathan Kennedy and Martin McKee). 2015. Globalization and Health, 11:40. DOI 10.11186/s12992-015- 0123-y. (9 pages).
“The Persistence of Cliques in the Postcommunist State. The Case of Deniability in Dug Reimbursement in Poland” (with Piotr Ozieranski). 2015. British Journal of Sociology (forthcoming).
“Are EU Funds a Corruption Risk? The Impact of EU Funds on Grand Corruption in Central and Eastern Europe” (with Mihaly Fazekas, Jana Gutierrez Chvalkovska, Jiri Skuhrovec, and Istvan Janos Toth) In Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (ed) The Anticorruption Frontline. The Anticorruption Report Vol. 2. Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers. 2014. Pp. 68-89.
“Economic Growth, Financial Crisis, and Property Rights: Observer Bias in Perception-Based Measures” (with Thomas Stubbs and David Stuckler). International Review of Applied Economics 2014, 28:3, 401-418, DOI: 10.1080/02692171.2014.884549.
“Hidden Depths. The Case of Hungary” (with Mihály Fazekas and István János Tóth) in Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (ed) Controlling Corruption in Europe. The Anticorruption Report Vol 1. Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers.
“Adivasis, Maoists and Insurgency in India” (with Jonathan Kennedy). European Journal of Sociology 2013, 54(1): 1-32.
“Prospects for the eurozone” (with Stephanie Blankenburg, Sue Konzelmann and Frank Wilkinson). Cambridge Journal of Economics 2013, 37(3): 463-477.“Mass Privatization, State Capacity and Economic Growth in Post-Communist Countries” (with Patrick Hamm and David Stuckler). American Sociological Review 2012, 77(2): 295-324.
Winner of American Sociological Association Economic Sociology Section's Granovettor Best Paper Prize 2014.
“Making the same mistake again – or is this time different?” (with Michael Kitson, Sue Konzelmann, and Frank Wilkinson). Cambridge Journal of Economics (2012) 36(1) 1-15.
“The New Economic Sociology of FDI -- still much to be done” Socio-Economic Review. April 2009. Volume. 7 ( 2): 362-367.
“Central European Capitalism in Comparative Perspective” in Beyond Varieties of Capitalism, edited by Robert Hanké, Mark Thatcher and Martin Rhodes. Oxford University Press. 2007. Pp. 307-327.
“Does Neoliberalism Work? Comparing Economic and Sociological Explanations of Postcommunist Performance.” 2007. Economic Sociology: the European Electronic Newsletter Volume 8, Number 2 (March):10-17.
“Understanding the Russian Oil Sector.” Canadian Foreign Policy (with Jakow Treskow). 2006. Vol.13, No.2, pp.77-92.
“The State Led Transition to Liberal Capitalism: Neoliberal, Organizational, World Systems, and Social Structural Explanations of Poland’s Economic Success” (with Aleksandra Sznajder). American Journal of Sociology November. 2006. Vol. 12, No.3: 751-801.
“Max Weber’s theory of capitalism and varieties of post-communist capitalism” (with Iván Szelényi). Angewandte Sozialforschung. 2006, Issue 2. 24 (3-4): 175-185.
“Postcommunist Economic Systems” (with Iván Szelényi) in Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg (eds) Handbook of Economic Sociology. Princeton University Press. 2005. Pp. 206-232. (second edition).
Theories of the New Class: Intellectuals and Power (with Iván Szelényi). University of Minnesota Press, 2004.
“Shock Privatization: The Effects of Rapid Large Scale Privatization on Enterprise Restructuring.” Politics and Society 2003 (March):3-34.
“The State, International Agencies, and Property Transformation in Post-Communist Hungary.” American Journal of Sociology (with Eric Hanley and Janós István Tóth.) 2002, 108: 1 (July): 168-206.
“Postcommunist Divergence: A Comparative Analysis of the Transition to Capitalism in Poland and Russia.” Studies in Comparative
International Development, 2002, Vol.37, No. 3: 3-34.
“Beyond Manichean Economics: Foreign Direct Investment and Growth in the Transition from Socialism.” Communist and Post-Communist Studies (with Balasz Varadi) 2002, Vol. 2, 3: 1-22.
The Basic Features of Post-Communist Capitalism: Firms in Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. Westport CT: Praeger Press. 2001.
“Making Markets: a comparative study of postcommunist managerial strategies in Central Europe.” Theory and Society. 2001. Vol.30, no.4 (Aug): 494-538.
“Strategic Restructuring: Making Capitalism in Post-Communist Eastern Europe” in Managing Organizational Change in Transition Economies, edited by Daniel Dennison. Mahwah, New Jersey: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. 2001. Pp.125-148.
“Foreign Direct Investment and Transition.” Archives Européennes De Sociologie/ European Journal of Sociology. 2000. XLI, 2: 189-224.
“Manichean Economics: Foreign Direct Investment and the Transition to Capitalism in Eastern Europe” in Wisdom and the Transition: The Proceedings of the Institute for Human Sciences 1996 Junior Fellows Conference. eds. Lawrence P. King and Barry Gilbert. Vienna: Institute for Human Sciences. 1997. Pp.93-103.
“Introduction: Justice and the Transition” and “Introduction to Part 1: Understanding Transitions” in Wisdom and the Transition: The Proceedings of the Institute for Human Sciences 1996 Junior Fellows Conference. eds. Lawrence P. King and Barry Gilbert. Vienna: Institute for Human Sciences. 1997. Pp.7-13.
“The Managerialization of the Hungarian and Czech Economies: Strategies of Transition to East European Capitalism” in Lessons From Transformation, edited by Egon Matzner. Vienna: Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Arts. 1996. Pp. 77-104.
“The Socialist Economic System” (with Iván Szelényi and Katherine Beckette) in The Handbook of Economic Sociology, Neil Smelser and Richard Swedberg eds. Princeton University Press and the Russell Sage Foundation. 1994. Pp.234-254.