My research focuses on the intersection between legal theory, legal history, and political economy. This has led me to the study of the legal foundations of markets and money and to understand how conflicts over property and contracts determine our economic system. I reject the notion of the public/private divide (implicitly assumed by much thinking in economics) and my research provides the basis for a new way of conceptualizing policy. This policy framework is quite distinct from both the neoclassical and much of the alternative traditions in economics. In this endeavor I have been heavily influenced by the Legal Realists (especially Robert Lee Hale and Wesley R. Hohfeld), the broad Critical Legal Studies tradition, and Karl Polanyi, I am also collaborating with colleagues in APPEAL to launch the Journal of Law and Political Economy, an online open access University of California scholarship journal. Finally, I am an Associate Editor with another journal, the Review of Keynesian Economics.
My prior work was on the political economy of public authority, industrial organization theory, and monetary macroeconomics. My current research is thus an extension of this prior work. Some of my representative publications are as follows, along with their themes:
Law and Political Economy
Moudud, Jamee K. (forthcoming 2018). "Analyzing the Constitutional Theory of Money: A Review of Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism", Leiden Journal of International Law, vol. 31, special issue on "Law and Political Economy".
Moudud, Jamee K. (forthcoming). “Beyond the Third Moment in Law and Development: Insights from Critical Legal Studies and Critical Political Economy”. In McCluskey, M., Pasquale, F., and Taub, J. (eds.) Law and Economics: Contemporary Approaches. Association for the Promotion of Political Economy and Law.
Political Economy of Public Authority
Moudud, Jamee K. (2016). “Looking into the Black Box: Policy as a Contested Process”, in Lee, F. S. and Cronin, B. (eds.). Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Heterodox Economics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
Moudud, Jamee K. (with Enrique Delamonica and Esteban Perez) (2014). “State-Business Relations and the Financing of the Welfare State in Argentina and Chile: Challenges and Prospects.” Working Paper 2014-23, UNRISD (United Nations Research Institute for Social Development).
Moudud, Jamee K. (with Martinez-Hernandez, Francisco) (2014). "The Political Economy of Public Investment and Public Finance: Challenges to Social Democratic Policies." Review of Keynesian Economics, vol. 2, no. 3.
Moudud, Jamee K. (2013). Review of "Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience". Dialectical Anthropology.
Moudud, Jamee K. (with Karl Botchway) (2012). “Neoliberalism and the Developmental State: Considerations for the New Partnership for African Development”. In Benjamin Bobo and Herman Sentim-Aboagye (eds.) Building Africa: the Core Truth. Africa World Press.
Moudud, Jamee K. (with Karl Botchway) (2011). “Africa After Neoliberalism: Prospects for a Developmental State.” Comparative Studies in South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, vol. 30, no. 1
Moudud, Jamee K. (2009). “The Role of the State and Harrod’s Economic Dynamics. Toward a New Policy Agenda?” International Journal of Political Economy, vol. 38, no. 1.
Moudud, Jamee K. (with Karl Botchway) (2008). “The Search for a New Developmental State.” International Journal of Political Economy. Fall (Special issue on the developmental state).
Industrial Organization and the Theory of Business Competition
Moudud, Jamee K. (2012) (co-editors: Bina, Cyrus and Mason, Patrick). Alternative Theories of Competition: Challenges to the Orthodoxy. Routledge Press.
Stock-Flow Accounting and Harrodian Macrodynamics
Moudud, Jamee K. (2010). Strategic Competition, Dynamics, and the Role of the State: A New Perspective. New Directions in Modern Economics Series, Edward Elgar Press.