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

"European regional structural funds: How large is the influence of politics on the allocation process?" (with Sandy Dall'erba), Journal of Common Market Studies Volume 48 (3), June 2010

"EMU and the dynamics of regional per capita income inequality in Europe", Journal of Economic Inequality, Volume 8, Number 3, Pages 323-344, 2010.

"What does greater economic integration mean for regional income inequality?: An analysis of OECD countries and regions", Region et Developpement, number 33-2011, p39-58, 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

"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 (

"Do National Economic Shocks Influence ECB Interest-Rate Decisions?  The Impact of the Financial and Sovereign Debt Crises" (co-authored with Sharmila King), Journal of Common Market Studies, Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 212-231, March 2013

"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, forthcoming.


"An alternative measure of structural unemployment in the U.S.: A stochastic frontier analysis" (co-authored with Uluc Aysun and Richard Hofler), Economic Modelling, forthcoming.


Articles under Submission/Revision at Refereed Journals

 "Keeping-up with the Joneses, Garcias, Martins, and Muellers: Economic Benchmarking in Election Outcomes for OECD Regions"



Unpublished Working Papers:

"Income Inequality and Election Outcomes in OECD Countries: New Evidence Following the Economic Crisis of 2008-2009"


"The Beveridge Curve and Regional Labor Market Dynamics in Europe: A panel VAR analysis"

"Economic and monetary integration and wage inequality in Europe"