My research addresses a number of topics in international political economy. My core research has focused on the relationship between multinational corporations and domestic governments. I have also published on the politics of natural resources, the political economy of international institutions, the diffusion of policy across borders, business corruption, and civil war.
A few of my current working papers are available below.
Edmund Maleksy, Dimitar Gueorguiev,and Nathan M. Jensen. Monopoly Money: Foreign Investment and Bribery in Vietnam, a Survey Experiment
Jensen, Nathan M., Rene Lindstaedt. Globalization with Whom: Context-Dependent Foreign Direct Investment Preferences.
Jensen, Nathan M., Noel P. Johnston, Chia-yi Lee, and Abdulhadi Sahin. Expropriation, Punishment, and the Democratic Curse.
Dreher, Axel and Nathan M. Jensen. Country or Leader? Political Change and UN General Assembly Voting. Forthcoming European Journal of Political Economy.
Jensen, Nathan M. and Aminur Rahman. Corruption and Investment: Identifying Underreporting through Randomized Response Techniques. World Bank Policy Research Work Paper #5696.
Crespo-Tenorio, Adriana, Nathan M. Jensen, and Guillermo Rosas. Political Liabilities: Surviving Banking Crises. (Forthcoming Comparative Political Studies)
Jensen, Nathan M., Edmund Malesky, Mariana Medina, Ugur Ozdemir. Pass the Bucks: Investment Incentives as Political Credit-Claiming Devices.
Jensen, Nathan M., Rene Lindstaedt and Justin Leinaweaver. Policy Diffusion or Insulation? Global Policy Choices and American Public Opinion.
Jensen, Nathan M. Edmund Malesky, and Stephen Weymouth. Binding the Grabbing Hand? Legislatures and Expropriation Risk in Authoritarian Regimes. (Forthcoming the British Journal of Political Science) Online Appendix.
Westveld, Anton, Nathan M. Jensen and Andrew D. Martin. Modeling Foreign Direct Investment as a Longitudinal Social Network.