My research interests include the political economy of EU regional policy, the European integration process, regional income inequality, the analysis of economic voting, and EU national and regional labor markets.


Published and Forthcoming Articles in Refereed Journals
"Income Inequality and Election Outcomes in OECD Countries:  New Evidence Following the Great Recession of 2008-2009" (co-authored with Sharmila King), Electoral Studies, Volume 41, March 2016, Pages 70–79

“An alternative measure of structural unemployment in the U.S.: A stochastic frontier analysis” (co-authored with Uluc Aysun and Richard Hofler), Economic Modelling, Volume 38, February 2014, Pages 592–603, 2014

"Are U.S. imports really hurting U.S. households?: An analysis of the relationship between U.S. households’ consumption and U.S. imports” (co-authored with Chong-Uk Kim), Global Business and Economics Review, volume 6, issue 2, 2014.

“Debt Contagion in Europe: A Panel-Vector Autoregressive (VAR) Analysis” (co-authored with Sharmila King and Ryan Brady) Social Science, volume 2, issue 4, pages 318-340, 2013
"Do National Economic Shocks Influence ECB Interest-Rate Decisions?  The Impact of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises" (o-authored with Sharmila King), Journal of Common Market Studies, Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 212–231, March 2013
  “The Beveridge Curve in Europe: New evidence using national and regional data”, Applied Economics, Volume 44, pp. 3585-3608, 2012.
 “Interest-Rate Setting at the ECB Following the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises, in Real-Time “(co-authored with Sharmila King), Modern Economy, published online November 2011 (
“Wage Disparities in China: An Analysis by Firm-Types” (co-authored with Alyson Ma), Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies, Volume 9, Issue 3, 2011
“What does greater economic integration mean for regional income inequality?: An analysis of OECD countries and regions”, Région et Développement, n° 33-2011, p39-58, 2011
“EMU and the dynamics of regional per capita income inequality in Europe”, Journal of Economic Inequality, Volume 8, Number 3, Pages 323-344, 2010.
 “European regional structural funds: How large is the influence of politics on the allocation process?” (co-authored with Sandy Dall’erba), Journal of Common Market Studies Volume 48 (3), June 2010

Articles under Submission/Revision at Refereed Journals
“Trade policy and exchange rate pass-through for Chinese exports: a firm and sectoral level analysis”, co -authored with Alyson Ma and Ari Van Assche


Unpublished Working Papers:
“Estimating the impact of the Economic and Monetary Union on national income inequality: A synthetic counterfactual approach”

 “Keeping-up with the Joneses, Garcias, Martins, and Müllers: Economic Benchmarking in Election Outcomes for OECD Regions”
 “The Beveridge Curve and Regional Labor Market Dynamics in Europe: A panel VAR analysis”
 “Economic and monetary integration and wage inequality in Europe”
Published Book Reviews
Review of the Book “European Cohesion Policy” by Willem Molle, Papers in Regional Science, Volume 87, Issue 3, August 2008, pp.  477-478

Review of the Book “The Political Discourse of Spatial Disparities: Geographical Inequalities Between Science and Propaganda”, by Gyuris Ferenc, in Regional Studies, Volume 49, Issue 10, 2015