Scott Wilbur

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CGP Postdoctoral Associate in East Asian Studies


34 Hillhouse Avenue
Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 303
(203) 432-3426


  • Ph.D.: University of Southern California, 2017
  • M.A.: National Taiwan University, 2011
  • B.A.: Georgetown University, 2005


I am currently a postdoctoral associate in Japanese politics at Yale University. Previously I was the 2018 Banque de France Chair at the Center for French-Japanese Advanced Studies of the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. I hold a Ph.D. in political science and international relations from the University of Southern California, where my dissertation analyzed the political economy of zombie firms, unprofitable businesses supported by financial relief. My research primarily investigates the influence of political institutions and politicians on economic outcomes, with a regional focus on Japan.


Classes Taught at Yale:

  • PLSC 417: Politics and Economics in Japan, Spring 2019

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