Eddy Malesky is a Professor of Political Economy in the Political Science Department at Duke University and is a noted specialist in economic development, authoritarian institutions, and comparative political economy in Vietnam. He joined DCID as Director on August 1, 2020.
In 2019, he was elected Chair of the Southeast Asia Research Group (SEAREG) Council.
Since 2014, Malesky has been a member of the board of the International Political Economy Society (IPES). He also serves on the editorial boards of several publications, including the Journal of Politics, Comparative Political Studies, and the Journal of East Asian Studies.
In 2012, he received a state medal from the Government of Vietnam for my role in promoting economic development for USAID’s Vietnam Provincial Competitiveness Index. In 2013, Malesky was appointed by President Obama to serve on the board of the Vietnam Education Foundation.
He has published extensively in leading political science and economic journals and have received several academic awards including the Harvard Academy Fellowship (2004-2005; 2007-2008) and the Rockefeller Bellagio Residency Fellowship (2014).