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Stanislav Markus is an associate professor of international business at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. Professor Markus received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Before joining the Moore School, he was an assistant professor of political science at the University of Chicago. Professor Markus works on political economy of development in the post-Soviet space and in emerging markets more broadly. He explores the interactions between business and state, especially with respect to property rights, corporate governance, stakeholder engagement, lobbying, corruption, expropriation, regulatory enforcement, party finance and institution building. His book — Property, Predation, and Protection (Cambridge University Press, 2015) — was awarded the 2016 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research by the International Social Science Council and the European Consortium for Political Research. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals including World Politics, Comparative Political Studies, Socio-Economic Review, Studies in Comparative International Development, Polity, and others. His research has been recognized through various awards including the Luebbert Award for Best Article in Comparative Politics​ from the American Political Science Association, the Wilson Center Fellowship from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., the Harvard Academy Fellowship from the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies and the Jean Monnet Fellowship from the European University Institute in Florence.

Position: Associate Professor of International Business

Institution / Affiliation : Darla Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina