Matthew Amengual is an Associate Professor in International Business at the University of Oxford, Saïd Business School.
Broadly, he investigates the politics of promoting economic development that is both equitable and sustainable. His first book, Politicized Enforcement in Argentina: Labor and Environmental Regulation, published by Cambridge University Press, investigates the politics of enforcement in contexts of weak institutions. His second book project is on the local politics of mining in Latin America, exploring the varying outcomes of direct contestation between social actors and firms over the employment, contracts, and public goods provision.
In addition, he studies labor regulation in global supply chains, especially how private, transnational, regulation interacts with states. Current projects also focus on how sourcing practices of global buyers in the apparel industry are connected to labor standards in their supply chains.
Before joining Oxford, he was an Associate Professor of Work and Organization Studies at MIT Sloan. He received his AB in environmental studies from Brown University, and his Master’s in city planning and PhD in political science, both from MIT.
Politicized Enforcement in Argentina: Labor and Environmental Regulation
Cambridge University Press 2016
Excerpt of Introduction
Reviews: Journal of Politics, Industrial & Labor Relations Review.
Book Manuscript in Progress, summary available upon request
Completed Working Papers
Global Purchasing as Labor Regulation: The Missing Middle, with Greg Distelhorst & Danny Tobin. (contact for copy)
Should organizations express prosocial or instrumental motives to get employees to adopt “win-win” behaviors?, with Evan Apfelbaum (contact for copy)
Buying Stability: The Distributive Outcomes of Firm Responses to Risk in the Bolivian Mining Industry winner of the Best Paper Prize at REPAL
World Development, Vol. 104, April, 2018
Who Opposes Labor Regulation? Explaining Variation in Employers’ Opinions
with Salo Coslovsky & Duanyi Yang
Regulation & Governance, Vol, 11, No. 4. 2017
Co-enforcing Labor Standards: The Unique Contributions of State and Worker Organizations in Argentina and the United States
with Janice Fine
Regulation & Governance, Vol, 11, No. 2., 2017.
Reinforcing the State: Transnational and State Labor Regulation in Indonesia
with Laura Chirot
Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 69, No. 5. 2016.
Pathways to Enforcement: Labor Inspectors Leveraging Linkages with Society in Argentina
Industrial and Labor Relations Review Vol. 67, No. 1, 2014
Pollution in the Garden of the Argentine Republic: Building State Capacity to Escape from Chaotic Regulation
Politics & Society. Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 526-559, 2013
Complementary Labor Regulation: The Uncoordinated Combination of State and Private Regulators in the Dominican Republic
World Development, Vol. 38, No. 3, 405-414, 2010
Virtue out of Necessity?: Compliance, Commitment and the Improvement of Labor Conditions in Global Supply Chains
with Richard Locke and Akshay Mangla
Politics & Society, Vol. 27, No. 2, pp. 319-351, 2009
Norms of deliberation: An inductive study
with Jane Mansbridge, Janette Hartz-Karp, and John Gastil
Journal of Public Deliberation Vol 2, No. 1. 2006