Paul Dragos Aligica
Paul Dragos Aligica
- Senior Research Fellow
- Senior Fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at George Mason University
Paul Dragos Aligica is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center, and Senior Fellow at the F. A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics and Economics at George Mason University.
His forthcoming book Institutional Diversity and Political Economy: The Ostroms and Beyond (Oxford University Press, expected 2013) explores the implications of institutional diversity for comparative political economy and institutional analysis. His latest book, Challenging Institutional Analysis and Development: The Bloomington School (Routledge, London, 2009), co-authored with Peter Boettke, examines the work of Elinor and Vincent Ostrom and the ascendancy of the New Institutional Theory movement. Previous books include The Neoliberal Revolution in Eastern Europe: Economic Ideas in Transition, with Anthony Evans (Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, 2009); Prophecies of Doom, Scenarios of Progress (Continuum Publishers, London, 2007), and Paths to Property: Approaches to Institutional Change in International Development, with Karol Boudreaux (IEA Publications, Institute for Economic Affairs London, 2007). He is the editor of In Defense of Thinking: The Essential Herman Kahn (Lexington Books - Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2009).
He has published in journals such as Policy Studies Journal, Comparative Strategy, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Governance: International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, Revue française d’economie, Constitutional Political Economy, Economic Affairs, East European Economics, Global Business & Economics Review, Futures, and Technological Forecasting and Social Change.
In addition to his academic work, he has served as an expert to large international consulting firms and as an advisor or project partner to institutions such as the United Nations Development Program, the World Bank, European Union organizations, and the United States Agency for International Development.
Dr. Aligica earned his PhD in political science from Indiana University, Bloomington. He also earned a MA in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University, a PhD in economics from the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest and a PhD in sociology from the University of Bucharest.