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Cambridge Public Health

 

I am Professor of Sociology and Political Economy at the University of Cambridge and professor of economics at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
I study international and comparative political economy and have published extensively the transition from socialism to capitalism as well as the political economy of public health.I have a variety of publications and an active research agenda on the political economy of public health. This project has as its goal the bringing together of the type of variables, analyses and methods used in political economy with public health research. More precisely, this project seeks to investigate the public health outcomes of various political and economic processes, including macro- and micro-economic policy. It seeks to build on the “social determinants of disease” research, pushing it further and making it dynamic. In other words, I seek to uncover the “social determinants of the social determinants of health.” I have begun to extend this work from the postcommunist world to Latin America. I have also published on and continue to research the global governance of public health, with an international power structure analysis of the budgeting process of the World Health Organization.

Publications from Elements

Journal articles

2018

  • Stefler, D., Murphy, M., Irdam, D., Horvat, P., Jarvis, M., King, L., McKee, M. and Bobak, M., 2018. Smoking and Mortality in Eastern Europe: Results From the PrivMort Retrospective Cohort Study of 177 376 Individuals. Nicotine Tob Res, v. 20
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1093/ntr/ntx122
  • 2017 (Published online)

  • Scheiring, G., Irdam, D. and King, L., 2017 (Published online). The wounds of post-socialism: a systematic review of the social determinants of mortality in Hungary Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe,
  • Scheiring, G., Stefler, D., Irdam, D., Fazekas, M., Azarova, A., Kolesnikova, I., Kollo, J., Popov, V., Szelenyi, I., Marmot, M., Murphy, M., McKee, M., Bobak, M. and King, L., 2017 (Published online). The gendered effects of foreign investment and prolonged state ownership on mortality in Hungary: an indirect demographic, retrospective cohort study The Lancet Global Health,
  • 2017 (Accepted for publication)

  • Fazekas, M. and King, LK., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Perils of development funding? The tale of EU Funds and grand corruption in Central and Eastern Europe Regulation and Governance,
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12184
  • Loblova, O., Ozieranski, P., Nicholls, N., Csanadi, M., Kalo, Z., McKee, M. and King, L., 2017 (Accepted for publication). Transparency in practice. Evidence from “verification analyses” issued by the Polish Agency for Health Technology Assessment in 2012-2015 Health Economics, Policy and Law,
  • 2017

  • Stubbs, T., Kentikelenis, A., Stuckler, D., McKee, M. and King, L., 2017. The impact of IMF conditionality on government health expenditure: A cross-national analysis of 16 West African nations Social Science & Medicine, v. 174
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.12.016
  • Azarova, A., Irdam, D., Gugushvili, A., Fazekas, M., Scheiring, G., Horvat, P., Stefler, D., Kolesnikova, I., Popov, V., Szelenyi, I., Stuckler, D., Marmot, M., Murphy, M., McKee, M., Bobak, M. and King, L., 2017. The effect of rapid privatisation on mortality in mono-industrial towns in post-Soviet Russia: a retrospective cohort study The Lancet Public Health, v. 2
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30072-5
  • Daoud, A., Nosrati, E., Reinsberg, B., Kentikelenis, AE., Stubbs, TH. and King, LP., 2017. Impact of International Monetary Fund programs on child health Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v. 114
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1617353114
  • Ozieranski, P. and King, LP., 2017. Governing drug reimbursement policy in Poland: The role of the state, civil society, and the private sector Theory and Society, v. 46
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s11186-017-9300-8
  • 2016

  • Doniec, K., Dall'Alba, R. and King, L., 2016. Austerity threatens universal health coverage in Brazil. Lancet, v. 388
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31428-3
  • Fazekas, M., Tóth, IJ. and King, LK., 2016. An Objective Corruption Risk Index Using Public Procurement Data European Journal on Criminal Policy and Research, v. 22
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1007/s10610-016-9308-z
  • Kentikelenis, AE., Stubbs, TH. and King, LP., 2016. IMF conditionality and development policy space, 1985–2014 Review of International Political Economy, v. 23
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09692290.2016.1174953
  • 2015

  • Kentikelenis, A., King, L., McKee, M. and Stuckler, D., 2015. The International Monetary Fund and the Ebola outbreak. Lancet Glob Health, v. 3
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S2214-109X(14)70377-8
  • 2014

  • Kennedy, J. and King, L., 2014. The political economy of farmers' suicides in India: indebted cash-crop farmers with marginal landholdings explain state-level variation in suicide rates. Global Health, v. 10
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-10-16
  • 2013

  • King, LP., 2013. Who Rules Post-Communism? Pharmaceutical Lobbying in Poland American Journal of Sociology,
  • King, LP., 2013. Mass Privatization, State Capacity and Economic Growth American Sociological Review,
  • Rajan, K., Kennedy, J. and King, L., 2013. Is wealthier always healthier in poor countries? The health implications of income, inequality, poverty, and literacy in India. Soc Sci Med, v. 88
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2013.04.004
  • Kennedy, J. and King, L., 2013. Adivasis, Maoists and insurgency in the central Indian tribal belt Archives Europeennes de Sociologie, v. 54
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S0003975613000015
  • 2012

  • King, LP., Stuckler, D. and Patton, G., 2012. The Social Construction of Successful Market Reforms American Political Science Review,
  • Stuckler, D., King, L. and McKee, M., 2012. The disappearing health effects of rapid privatisation: A case of statistical obscurantism? Social Science and Medicine, v. 75
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.12.054
  • Stuckler, D., King, L. and McKee, M., 2012. Response to Michael Gentile 'Mass Privatisation, Unemployment and Mortality' EUROPE-ASIA STUDIES, v. 64
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2012.691657
  • Ozieranski, P., McKee, M. and King, L., 2012. The politics of health technology assessment in Poland Health Policy,
  • Ozierański, P., McKee, M. and King, L., 2012. Pharmaceutical lobbying under postcommunism: universal or country-specific methods of securing state drug reimbursement in Poland? Health Econ Policy Law, v. 7
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1017/S1744133111000168
  • 2011 (No publication date)

  • King, LP., 2011 (No publication date). Shock Privatization: The Effects of Rapid Large-Scale Privatization on Enterprise Restructuring Politics & Society, v. 31
  • 2011

  • Kennedy, J. and King, L., 2011. The conviction of Binayak Sen LANCET, v. 377
  • Kennedy, JJ. and King, LP., 2011. Understanding the conviction of Binayak Sen: Neocolonialism, political violence and the political economy of health in the central Indian tribal belt. Soc Sci Med, v. 72
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.03.040
  • Kennedy, JJ. and King, LP., 2011. Understanding the conviction of Binayak Sen: Neocolonialism, political violence and the political economy of health in the central Indian tribal belt Social Science and Medicine, v. 72
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2011.03.040
  • 2010

  • King, LP., 2010. Property Rights Reform and Development: A critique of the cross-national regression literature University of Massachusetts at Amherst Working Papers, v. 216
  • King, LP. and Hamm, P., 2010. Post-Manichean Economics: Foreign Investment, State Capacity and Economic Development in Transition Economies Working Papers of the Political Economy Research Institute, v. 227
  • Biggs, B., King, L., Basu, S. and Stuckler, D., 2010. Is wealthier always healthier? The impact of national income level, inequality, and poverty on public health in Latin America. Soc Sci Med, v. 71
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.04.002
  • Stuckler, D., King, L. and McKee, M., 2010. Did mass privatisation really increase post-communist mortality? Authors' reply LANCET, v. 375
  • 2009

  • King, LP., 2009. The Social Construction of Successful Market Reforms Working Papers of the Political Economy Research Institute, v. 199
  • King, LP., Stuckler, D. and McKee, M., 2009. How to make a mortality crisis disappear: statistical manipulation The Lancet, v. 373
  • King, LP., McKee, M. and Stuckler, D., 2009. Mass privatisation and the post-communist mortality crisis: a cross-national analysis The Lancet, v. 373
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(09)60005-2
  • King, LP., Stuckler, D. and McKee, M., 2009. Rapid privatisation worsened unemployment and death rates Financial Times,
  • King, L., Hamm, P. and Stuckler, D., 2009. Rapid large-scale privatization and death rates in ex-communist countries: an analysis of stress-related and health system mechanisms. Int J Health Serv, v. 39
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.2190/HS.39.3.c
  • Stuckler, D., King, L. and McKee, M., 2009. Mass privatisation and mortality Reply LANCET, v. 373
  • King, L., 2009. The new economic sociology of FDI - Still much to be done Socio-Economic Review, v. 7
  • King, LP., 2009. Preying on the State: The Transformation of Bulgaria after 1989. AM J SOCIOL, v. 114
  • Stuckler, D., King, L. and McKee, M., 2009. Russian mortality Economist, v. 390
  • 2008

  • King, LP., Stuckler, D., Robinson, H. and McKee, M., 2008. WHO’s budgetary allocations and burden of disease: a comparative analysis The Lancet, v. 372
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61656-6
  • King, LP., McKee, M., Basu, S. and Stuckler, D., 2008. Mass incarceration can explain population increases in TB and multidrug-resistant TB in European and central Asian countries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A., v. 105
  • King, LP. and Hamm, P., 2008. The Governance Grenade: Mass Privatization, State Capacity and Economic Development in Postcommunist and Reforming Communist Societies Working Papers in Technology Governance and Economic Dynamics, v. 17
  • Stuckler, D., Meissner, CM. and King, LP., 2008. Can a bank crisis break your heart? Global Health, v. 4
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1186/1744-8603-4-1
  • Stuckler, D., King, L. and Coutts, A., 2008. Understanding privatisation's impacts on health: lessons from the soviet experience J EPIDEMIOL COMMUN H, v. 62
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1136/jech.2007.070201
  • Stuckler, D., King, LP. and Basu, S., 2008. International Monetary Fund programs and tuberculosis outcomes in post-communist countries. PLoS Med, v. 5
    Doi: http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.0050143
  • 2006

  • King, L., 2006. Open for business: The persistent entrepreneurial class in Poland. AM J SOCIOL, v. 112
  • King, LP. and Sznajder, A., 2006. The state-led transition to liberal capitalism: Neoliberal, organizational, world-systems, and social structural explanations of Poland's economic success AM J SOCIOL, v. 112
  • King, LP., 2006. The State-Led Transitions to Liberal Capitalism: Neoliberal, Organizational, World-Systems, and Social Structural Explanations of Poland's Economic Success American Jounal of Sociology, v. 112
  • 2002

  • King, LP., 2002. The State, International Agencies, and Property Transformation in Postcommunist Hungary American Jounal of Sociology, v. 108
  • Book chapters

    2011

  • King, LP., Stuckler, D., Basu, S., Feigl, A., Steele, S. and McKee, M., 2011. Creating a social movement to raise priority of chronic disease prevention
  • 2005

  • King, LP., 2005. Post Communist Economic Systems in: The handbook of economic sociology