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Edmund Malesky

Professor of Political Science
Political Science
Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708-0204
140 Science Drive, 221 Gross H, Box 90204, Durham, NC 27708


Malesky is a specialist on Southeast Asia, particularly Vietnam. Currently, Malesky's research agenda is very much at the intersection of Comparative and International Political Economy, falling into three major categories: 1) Authoritarian political institutions and their consequences; 2) The political influence of foreign direct investment and multinational corporations; and 3) Political institutions, private business development, and formalization.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Political Science · 2016 - Present Political Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Director of the Duke Center for International Development · 2020 - Present Duke Center for International Development, Sanford School of Public Policy
Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy · 2020 - Present Sanford School of Public Policy

Education, Training & Certifications

Duke University · 2004 Ph.D.