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Dr James Choy
Lecturer

Profile

Research

Overview

My primary field of research is development economics.  I am particularly interested in comparing social and political institutions across different societies, and understanding how these institutions affect poverty, inequality, and economic development.  My research makes use of both theoretical and empirical methods.

Publications

Selected publications

  • Social Division with Endogenous Hierarchy, Economic Journal 128, 2018
  • Religious rules as a means of strengthening family ties:  Theory and evidence from the Amish, Journal of Comparative Economics 48, 2020
  • Kompromat:  A theory of blackmail as a system of governance, Journal of Development Economics 147, 2020

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Summer School

James Choy

James Choy
Lecturer
Department of Economics
Room: A/EC/105

Tel: 01904 324674
Email: james.choy@york.ac.uk
Personal Website

Office & feedback hours for York Students only during term time:

Monday 15:00-16:00, Friday 10:00-11:00 (starting from Week 3)

Please make an appointment via Google Calendar.
If you would prefer to meet on Zoom, let me know by e-mail after you book a slot.