Institute of Political Economy and Governance

News and forthcoming events

March 8
Nils Weidmann (University of Konstanz)

March 28
joint with DEE LPD’s seminars: : please note different time, 1 pm, and room, 20.057 –
Saumitra Jha (Stanford)

April 19
Stephane Wolton (LSE)


April 26
please note different room, 24.S05
Toke Aidt (Cambridge)

May 18-19, 2017
Workshop on the “Political Economy of Development and Conflict V”

May 31 – June 17, 2017
Barcelona GSE Summer Forum

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.

  • Reynal-Querol, Marta, and Besley, Tim. The Logic of Hereditary Rule: Theory and Evidence, forthcoming in Journal of Economic Growth.
  • Reynal-Querol, Marta, Besley, Tim and Torsten Persson. Resilient Leaders and Institutional Reform: Theory and Evidence, Econometrica. 2016.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Beath, Andrew, Fotini, Christia, and Georgy Egorov. Electoral Rules and Political Selection: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan, forthcoming in Review of Economic Studies.
  • Amat, Francesc. La Redistribució a les Democràcies Parlamentàries: Els Efectes de la Competició Política Multidimensional, forthcoming in Institut d’Estudis Autonòmics (IEA), 5th International Prize Vilaseca i Marcet. Book.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben and Maria Petrova.  Media Capture: Empirical Evidence, Ch. 16 in Handbook of Media Economics (eds. S.P. Anderson, D. Stromberg, and J. Waldfogel), Elsevier. Book chapter. 2016.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben and David Yanagizawa Drott. Media Persuasion, Ethnic Hatred and Mass Violence: A Brief Overview of Recent Research Advances, Ch.12 in Economics of Genocide, Mass  Killing, and Their Prevention (eds. C. Anderton and J. Brauer), Oxford University Press. Book chapter. 2016.