Scott Wilbur

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate in political science and international relations at the University of Southern California. In my dissertation, I analyze the political economy of zombie firms, unprofitable businesses that are kept alive by discounted interest rates and forbearance lending.

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.