Markus Taussig

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Markus Taussig’s research and teaching focus on international business and strategy, with a focus on emerging economies—especially those in Southeast Asia. More specifically, he studies how firm performance and behavior is influenced by weak institutions. His most recent work examines participation by emerging economy firms in the regulatory design process and its effect on regulatory compliance. Much of his work combines qualitative and quantitative research methods, with special attention in recent years to developing field-based randomized controlled trials in Vietnam, Myanmar, and Malaysia. His papers have been published in leading management and economics journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Law, Economics, and Organizations. This research, especially the field work, builds on 11 years spent living and working in Vietnam through its economic transition during the 1990s and early 2000s. These years, before his career in academia, involved operational audits of reforming state-owned enterprises and in-depth surveys on leading firms in the country’s nascent private sector for the World Bank, International Finance Corporation, and The Asia Foundation, among others. He also started businesses in tourism and rubber trading. He received his Doctorate of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and his Masters in International Economics from Johns Hopkins’ Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.