Institute of Political Economy and Governance

Forthcoming events



15th Annual Media Economics Workshop, October 6-7, 2017
Ruben Durante gets an ERC Starting Grant (September 2017). This new Grant increases to 5 the number of current IPEG Researchers who hold an ERC Grant
Maria Petrova, new co-editor of Journal of Public Economics
Ruben Enikolopov, new co-editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics

Established in Barcelona in February 2013, the Institute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG) is a research center that focuses on the interaction between politics (political regimes and institutions, political order and conflict, the aggregation of preferences and interests) and economics (development, the economic cycle, redistribution and welfare).

In addition to producing and distributing research with international impact, IPEG’s strategic objectives include fostering greater integration among various parts of the social sciences in Barcelona, particularly among political science, economics, sociology and history.

IPEG, housed at the Ciutadella Campus, is the result of the joint collaboration of “La Caixa” Foundation, the Government of Catalonia and has received the institutional support of Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.

  • Durante, Ruben and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina. , Attack when the World is not Watching? U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Petrova, Maria and Sonin, Konstantin. Social Media and Corruption, forthcoming in the American Economic Journals: Applied Economics.
  • Gallego, Aina and Hierro, Maria José . Identities in Between: Political Conflict and Ethno-national Identities in Multi-national States,  forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  • Gallego, Aina and Marx, Paul. Multi-Dimensional Preferences for Labor Market Reforms, forthcoming in the Journal of European Public Policy .
  • García Montalvo, José, Ganuza, Juan José and Burguet, Roberto. The microeconomics of corruption: a review of thirty years of research, forthcoming in the Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization.
  • Leon, Gianmarco. Turnout, Political Preferences and Information: Experimental Evidence from Perú , forthcoming in the Journal of Development Economics.
  • Pascali, Luigi. The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development, forthcoming in the American Economic Review.
  • Reynal-Querol, Marta, and Besley, Tim. The Logic of Hereditary Rule: Theory and Evidence, forthcoming in the Journal of Economic Growth.