Peer Reviewed Articles

Forthcoming. “How Chinese firms approach investment risk: strong leaders, cancellation, and pushback.”  Review of International Political Economy. 

Forthcoming. “The unintended consequences of national regulations: Large-scale-small-scale relations in Philippine and Indonesian nickel mining.”  Resources Policy. 

Forthcoming. “The Politics of Public Private Partnerships: State-Capital Relations and Spatial Fixes in Indonesia and the Philippines.” with Trissia Wijaya, Territory, Politics, and Governance.

Forthcoming. “Chinese Capital as a Cultural Object: Self-Identification and Filipino-Chinese Discourses on Sinicization, Brokerage, and Distinction.”  Translocal Chinese: East Asian Perspectives. 

2021. “Sinews of Politics: State Grid Corporation of China, Investment Coalitions, and Embeddedness in the Philippines,” 35, 100640 Energy Strategy Review. 

2021. “How do Investors respond to Territorial Disputes? Evidence from the South China Sea and Implications on Philippine Economic Strategy,” with Janica Magat. The Singapore Economic Review Vol. 66, No. 1: 243–267 (Published online March 24 2020). 

2020. “Chinese Workers and their “Linguistic Labour”:  Philippine Online Gambling and Zambian Onsite Casinos,”  with Hangwei Li. China Perspectives. No. 2020/4: 39-47.

2020. “Between Economic and Social Exclusions: Chinese Online Gambling Capital in the Philippines,”  Made in China. 5(2): 209-217.

2020. “The Role of Domestic Policy Coalitions in Extractive Industries Governance: Disentangling the Politics of ‘Responsible Mining’ in the Philippines,”  with Jewellord Nem Singh. Environmental Policy and Governance. 30 (5): 239-251.

2020. “From the Postwar era to Intensified Chinese Intervention: Variegated Extractive Regimes in the Philippines and Indonesia,” with Angela Tritto and Mary Silaban. The Extractive Industries and Society (EXIS) (7), 1054-1065.

2020. “The Sino-Centric Capital Export Regime: State-Backed and Flexible Capital in the Philippines,” Development and Change. 51 (4): 970-998.

2019. “The Food Regime in Late Colonial Philippines: Pathways of Appropriation and Unpaid Work,” in Journal of Agrarian Change (JOAC), 19: 101-121.

2017. “Inter-State Relations and State Capacity: The Rise and Fall of Chinese Foreign Direct Investments in the Philippines,” Palgrave Communications, 3 (41), 1-19.

2016. “Philippine Mining Capitalism: The Changing Terrains of Struggle in the Neoliberal Mining Regime.” The Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies (ASEAS), 9(1), 69-86.

Honorable Mention, Publication Recognition Award for Postdoctoral and Graduate Students, Critical Realism Network, 2017.

2015. “From Colonialism to Neoliberalism: Critical Reflections on Philippine Mining in the Long Twentieth Century,” The Extractive Industries and Society (EXIS) 2(2), 287-301.

Sociology Open Access Recognition. SocArXiv, 2018. 

The Szymanski-Young Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on Marxist Sociology,  2018.

Honorable Mention, Terence K. Hopkins Best Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on the Political Economy of World-Systems (PEWS), 2016.

Working Papers & Other Writings

2020. “Derailing Development: Financial Coalitions and Chinese Railway Investments in Southeast Asia.” GCI Working Paper 008, 01/2020.

2017. “The Contentious Politics of Capital: The Political Economy of Chinese Investments in the Philippines.”

Honorable Mention, Best Graduate Student Paper Award, American Sociological Association’s Section on the Sociology of Development, 2018

Book Chapters

Forthcoming.  “Tracking Foreign-Funded Projects and Investments” with Jerik Cruz in Karol Ilagan, Investigating Contracts: A Reporter’s Guide. Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism.

Forthcoming. “The Political Economy of the Philippines during the Spanish Colonial Regime” with Maria Isabel Aguilar in Hans-Jürgen Burchardt and Johanna Leinius, (Post-)colonial archipelagos – Comparing the legacies of Spanish colonialism in Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines. Germany. University of Michigan Press.

2019. “Accumulation at the Margins: Mineral Brokerage and Chinese Investments in Philippine Mining” in P. Aulakh and P. Kelly, Mobilities of Labour and Capital in Asia. Cambridge University Press. 

2018. “China, Africa, and Global Economic Transformation,” with Ho-fung Hung in C. Alden and D. Large, editors, New Directions in the Study of Africa and China, Social Science Research Council. London: Routledge.

2018 “The Politics of Resistance in the Neoliberal Mining Regime,” in Goldthau, A., Keating, Michael, and Caroline Kuzemko, editors, Handbook of International Political Economy of Energy and Resources

2018. “Hong Kong as an Intermediary of China and Southeast Asia,” in T.W. Lim and T.Y. Kong, editors, Hong Kong in 2017: Two Decades of Post-1997. Singapore: World Scientific.

2017. “The Direction, Patterns, and Practices of Chinese Investments in Philippine Mining,” in J. Morris-Jung, editor, In China’s Backyard: Policies and Politics in China’s Resource Investments in Southeast Asia. Singapore: The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Press (ISEAS-Yusof Institute).

2016. “Neoliberalism, Resource Governance and the Everyday Politics of Protests in the Philippines,” 49-71, with Jewellord Nem Singh, in J. Elias and L. Rethal, editors, The Everyday Political Economy of Southeast Asia. Cambridge: Cambridge University PreBetween Economic and Social Exclusions Chinese Online Gambling Capital in the Philippines.