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Gerard Roland

Professor of Economics and Political Science
510 642-4321
549 Evans Hall
Research Interests
Comparative Economics
Economic Liberalization
Electoral Rules
Ph.D., Economics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
M.A., Econometrics, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • BUILT TO LAST: A Political Architecture for Europe, with Erik Berglöf, Barry Eichengreen, Guido Tabellini, and Charles Wyplosz, CEPR series, Monitoring European Integration, No. 12, London, 2003.
  • TRANSITION AND ECONOMICS: Politics, Markets and Firms, The MITPress, 2000.
  • Understanding Institutional Change: Fast-Moving and Slow-Moving Institutions, Studies in Comparative International Development, 2004.
  • Enlargement and the European Parliament,with A. Noury, in N. Campos and J. Fidrmuc (eds.), Political Economy of Transition:Institutions, Politics and Policies, Kluwer, 2003.
  • Understanding the Soft Budget Constraint,with J. Kornai and E. Maskin, Journal of Economic Literature,2003.
  • Law Enforcement and Transition, with Thierry Verdier, European Economic Review, 2003.
  • More Power to the European Parliament?, with Abdul Noury, Economic Policy, 2002. [Web Appendix]
  • The Political Economy of Transition, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2002.
  • Corporate Governance and Restructuring: Lessons from Transition Economies, World Bank Conference, 2001.
  • Soft Budget Constraints, Transition and Financial Systems, with M. Dewatripont, Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, 2000.
  • Comparative Politics and Public Finance, with T. Persson and G. Tabellini, Journal of Political Economy, 2000.
  • Reform without Losers: An Interpretation of China's Dual-Track Approach to Transition, with L. Lau and Y. Qian, Journal of Political Economy, 2000.
  • Managerial Career Concerns, Privatization and Restructuring in Transition Economies, with K. Sekkat, European Economic Review, 2000.