Scott Wilbur

I am the 2018 Banque de France Chair at the Center for French-Japanese Advanced Studies of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS). I defended my dissertation in November 2017. In my dissertation, I analyze the political economy of zombie firms, unprofitable businesses kept alive by financial relief.

More generally, my research examines how political institutions and politicians influence the development of capitalism, with a regional focus on Japan and China. My research has been supported by a Fulbright grant. For more information, please see my curriculum vitae.