Scott Wilbur

I am a postdoctoral associate in Japanese politics at Yale University. Previously I was the 2018 Banque de France Chair at the Center for French-Japanese Advanced Studies of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris.

I have a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from USC. My dissertation analyzes the political economy of zombie firms, unprofitable businesses supported by financial relief. More broadly, my research examines 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 and résumé.