Jonathan Munemo is an Associate Professor of Economics in the Perdue School of Business at Salisbury University in Maryland. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from West Virginia University. Prior to joining Salisbury University, he worked at other academic institutions and was a consultant at the World Bank for several years. His main areas of research interest include international trade, development finance, business regulations, and entrepreneurship. He recently worked with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University on research that examines the impact of regulations and institutional quality on entrepreneurship.

Recent Publications

“The Impact of Regulations and Institutional Quality on Entrepreneurship,” co-authored with Dustin Chambers. George Mason University Mercatus Center Working Paper Series, October 2017.
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"Foreign Direct Investment and Business Start-up in Developing Countries: The Role of Financial Market Development.”
Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, August August 2017, 65, pp. 97-106.

“Technology gap, imported capital goods and productivity of manufacturing plants in Sub-Saharan Africa,” co-authored with Eugene Nyantakyi.
Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, 2017, 26 (2), pp. 209-227.

"International Franchise Expansion: The Role of Institutions and Transaction Costs,” co-authored with Richard Hoffman and Sharon Watson.
Journal of International Management, June 2016, 22(2), pp.101-114.

“States’ Efforts to Curtail Unauthorized Immigration Draw More Attention,” with Subhayu Bandyopadhyay and Santiago Pinto.
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis The Regional Economist, July 2015.
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“Foreign Direct Investment, Business Start-up Regulations, and Entrepreneurship in Africa.”
Economics Bulletin, February 2015, 35(1), pp. 1-13.
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Recent Presentations

“Natural Resource Rents, Institutional Quality, and Entrepreneurship: Are Highly Endowed African Nations Cursed?” Annual Conference on Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, October 6, 2017.

“Striving for Entrepreneurial Success in Africa: How Relevant is Foreign Direct Investment and Financial Market Development?” Annual Conference on Business and Entrepreneurship in Africa, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, October 6, 2017.

“The Crowding-in Effect of Foreign Direct Investment on Business Start-ups: How Relevant is Financial Market Development?” Canadian Economics Association Conference, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, June 2, 2017.

“Natural Resource Rents, Good Governance, and Entrepreneurship.”African Development Bank Seminar Series, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, July 23, 2015.

“Natural Resource Rents, Good Governance, and Entrepreneurship.” IAD Spring Seminar Series on Natural Resources in Africa: Advancing Economic Development through Responsible Resource Management, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, March 12, 2015.

“Competition and Innovation Behavior of Firms in Sub-Saharan Africa.” Symposium- Financing Innovation and Development in Africa, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 25-26, 2014.

“Business Start-up Regulations and the Complementarity between Foreign and Domestic Investment.” World Bank Conference-Doing Business: Past, Present and Future of Business Regulation, Washington, DC, February 20-21, 2014.

Jonathan Munemo

Jonathan Munemo
Associate Professor, Department of Economics and Finance
Perdue School of Business
Salisbury University
1101 Camden Avenue
Salisbury, MD 21801-6860

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ECON 601-International Macroeconomics (MBA)
ECON 441- International Economics
ECON 411- Economic Development
ECON 305-Intermediate Macro-Theory

ECON 212- Macro-Economic Principles

ECON 211- Micro-Economic Principles

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