About

Scott Wilbur

I am a Presidential Management Fellow in the Bureau of the Fiscal Service. Previously I was a postdoctoral associate at Yale University and the Banque de France Chair at the Center for French-Japanese Advanced Studies of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. I have a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from USC. My recent research analyzes the political economy of zombie firms, unprofitable businesses supported by financial relief. More generally, I study how political institutions and politicians influence economic outcomes, with a regional focus on Japan. My research has been funded by a Fulbright grant. For more information, please see my CV.