Institute of Political Economy and Governance



  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.



  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Petrova, Maria and Sonin, Konstantin. Social Media and CorruptionAmerican Economic Journals: Applied Economics, 10(1): 150-174. January 2018.


  • Beath, Andrew, Fotini Christia, and Ruben Enikolopov, ‘Direct Democracy and Resource Allocation: Experimental Evidence from Afghanistan’, Journal of Development Economics, 124 (2017), 199–213
  • Besley, Tim, and Reynal-Querol, Marta,, ‘The Logic of Hereditary Rule: Theory and Evidence’, Journal of Economic Growth, 22 (2017), 123–44
  • Gallego, Aina, and Paul Marx, ‘Multi-Dimensional Preferences for Labour Market Reforms: A Conjoint Experiment’, Journal of European Public Policy, 24 (2017), 1027–47
  • Glaeser, Edward L, and Ponzetto, Giacomo, ‘The Political Economy of Transportation Investment’, Economics of Transportation, 2017, 1–45
  • Glitz, Albrecht, ‘Coworker Networks in the Labour Market’, Labour Economics, 44 (2017), 218–30
  • Hoffman, Mitchell,Leon, Gianmarco, and María Lombardi, ‘Compulsory Voting, Turnout, and Government Spending: Evidence from Austria’, Journal of Public Economics, 145 (2017), 103–15
  • Leon, Gianmarco, ‘Turnout, Political Preferences and Information: Experimental Evidence from Peru’, Journal of Development Economics, 127 (2017), 56–71
  • Leon, Gianmarco, and Edward Miguel, ‘Risky Transportation Choices and the Value of a Statistical Life’, American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 9 (2017), 202–28
  • Pascali, Luigi, ‘The Wind of Change: Maritime Technology, Trade and Economic Development’, American Economic Review, 107 (2017), 2821–54


  • Ciccone, Antonio and Ager, Philipp. Agricultural Risk and the Spread of Religious CommunitiesSupplementary Appendix. October 2016.
  • Durante, Ruben, DellaVigna, Stefano, Knight, Brian and La Ferrara, Eliana. Market-based lobbying: Evidence from advertising spending in Italy. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8(1), 224–256. 2016.
  • Gallego, Aina. Inequality and the Erosion of Trust Among the PoorSocio-Economic Review, 14(3): 443-460. 2016.
  • Gallego, Aina, Buscha, Frank,  Sturgis, Patrick and Oberski, Daniel. Places and preferences: A Longitudinal Analysis of Self-Selection and Contextual EffectsBritish Journal of Political Science, 46(3), 529-550. 2016.
  • García Montalvo, José, Papaspiliopoulos, Omiros and Stumpf-Fetizon, Timothee, Predicting election with emerging parties, September 2016.
  • García Montalvo, José. The Spanish banking system: the process of cleaning up the real estate assetsSpanish Economic and Financial Outlook, March 2016.
  • Pascali, Luigi. Banks and Development: Jewish Communities in the Italian Renaissance and Current Economic Performance, the Review of Economics and Statistics, 98(1), 140-158. 2016.
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo, Boffa, Federico and Piolatto, Amedeo Political Centralization and Government AccountabilityQuarterly Journal of Economics, 131(1), 381-422, 2016.
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo, Glaeser, Edward L. and Zou, Youwen. Urban Networks: Connecting Markets, People and Ideas, Papers in Regional Science, 95(1), 17–59, 2016.
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo, Glaeser, Edward L. and Ashraf Nava, Infrastructure, Incentives, and Institutions. American Economic Review: Papers & Proceedings, 106(5), 77–82, 2016.
  • Reynal-Querol, Marta, Besley, Tim and Torsten Persson. Resilient Leaders and Institutional Reform: Theory and EvidenceEconomica. 83(332): 584-623, October 2016.
  • 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, Beath, Andrew, Fotini, Christia, and Georgy Egorov. Electoral Rules and Political Selection: Theory and Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan, Review of Economic Studies, 83(3), 932-968, 2016.
  • 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.
  • Gallego, Aina, Muñoz, Jordi andAnduiza, Eva. Why do voters forgive corrupt mayors? Implicit exchange, credibility of information, and clean alternatives. Local Government Studies, 42(4): 598-615. 2016.


  • Durante, Ruben, Buonanno, Paolo, Vanin, Paolo and Prarolo, Giovanni. Poor Institutions, Rich Mines: Resource Curse in the Origins of the Sicilian Mafia. Economic Journal, 125(586), F175-F202, August 2015.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Adena, Maja, Petrova, Maria,  Santarosa, Veronica and Katia Zhuravskaya. Radio and the rise of the Nazis in Prewar Germany, in Quarterly Journal of Economics, 130, 1885-1939. 2015.
  • Gallego, AinaUnequal Political Participation Worldwide. New York: Cambridge University Press. 2015.
  • García Montalvo, JoséCleaning up the Spanish financial sector’s real estate risk exposure: situation and outlookSpanish Economic and Financial Outlook4(5),  53-69, September 2015.
  • Leon, Gianmarco and Valdivia, Martin, Inequality in school resources and academic achievement: Evidence from Peru , International Journal of Educational Development 40, 71-84. 2015.
  • Llavador, Humberto, Roemer, John E. and Silvestre, Joaquim. North–south convergence and the allocation of CO2 emissions. Climatic Change, 130(3), 383–395. June 2015.
  • Petrova, Maria, Durnev, Art and Veronica Santarosa. Politics, instability, and international investment flows,  Journal of Corporate Finance, 30, 299-324. 2015.
  • Queralt, Dídac. From Mercantilism to Free Trade: A History of Fiscal Capacity Building, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, 10(2), 221-273. 2015.
  • Queralt, Dídac and Mares, Isabela. The Non-Democratic Origins of Income Taxation, Comparative Political Studies, 48(14), 1974-2009. 2015.


  • Amat, Francesc. Segunda Dimensión y Polarización Geográfica de los Resultados Electorales, en “Cataluña en la Encrucijada. Las Elecciones Catalanas de 2012”, ed. A.Rodon i L.Orriols, Marcial Pons. Francesc Amat. Book. 2014.
  • Amat, Francesc and Albert Falcó-Gimeno. The Legislative Dynamics of Political Decentralization, Comparative Political Studies, 47. 2014.
  • Ciccone, Antonio  (et al.). One effect to rule them all? A comment on climate and conflict. Climatic Change, 127(3–4), 391–397. October 2014.
  • Durante, Ruben, Putterman, Louis and van der Weele Joël. Preferences for redistribution and perception of fairness: An experimental study. Journal of the European Economic Association, 12(4), 1059–1086. 2014.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben. Politicians, Bureaucrats and Targeted Redistribution, Journal of Public Economics, 120, 74-83. 2014.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, DellaVigna, Stefano, Mironova, Vera, Petrova, Maria and Ekaterina Zhuravskaya. Cross-border media and nationalism: evidence from Serbian radio in Croatia, American Economic Journals: Applied Economics, 6(3), 103–132. 2014.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Petrova, Maria and Sergey Stepanov. Firm Value in Crisis: Effects of Firm-Level Transparency and Country-Level Institutions, Journal of Banking and Finance, 46, 72-84. 2014.
  • Gallego, Aina and Pardos-Prado, Sergi. Personality traits and attitudes towards immigrationJournal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 40(1), 79-99. 2014.
  • García Montalvo, José, Akin, Ozlem, Garcia, Jaume, Peydro, José Luis and Raya, Josep.  The real state and credit bubble: evidence from Spain. SERIEs: Journal of the Spanish Economic Association, 5(2-3), 223-243, August 2014.
  • García Montalvo, José and Reynal-Querol, Marta. Cultural diversity, conflict and economic development( in Ginsburgh and Throsby (Eds.), Handbook of the Economics of Art and Culture, Elsevier, 2014.
  • García Montalvo, JoséBack to “boring banking” in the age of deleveraging and new regulationSpanish Economic and Financial Outlook3(1),  47-59, January 2014.
  • García Montalvo, José. El impacto del big data en los servicios financierosPapeles de Economía Española, 43-59, 2014.
  • García Montalvo, José. Banca aburrida: el negocio bancario tras la crisis económica, capítulo 3 en Las Claves del Crédito Bancario tras la Crisis, Estudios de la Fundación Funcas (Serie Economía y Sociedad), 101-150, 2014.
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo and Glaeser, Edward L. Shrouded Costs of Government: The Political Economy of State and Local Public Pensions .Journal of Public Economics, 116, 89-105, 2014.
  • Ponzetto, Giacomo and Glaeser, Edward L. and Tobio, Kristina. Cities, Skills and Regional Change. Regional Studies, 48(1), 7-43, 2014.
  • Reynal-Querol, Marta, and Besley, Tim. The Legacy of Historical Conflict. Evidence from Africa. American Political Science Review, 108(2), 319-336, May 2014.


  • Amat, Francesc and Albert Falcó-Gimeno. The Arithmetics of Partisanship and Policy Outocmes in Parliamentary DemocraciesCuadernos Económicos del ICE, 85. 2013.
  • Ciccone, Antonio. Estimating effect of transitory economic shocks on civil conflict, Review of Economic and Institutions, 4(2), 1–14. 2013.
  • Ciccone, Antonio and Francesco Caselli. The contribution of schooling in development accounting: Results from a nonparametric upper bound. Journal of Development Economics, 104, 199–211. September 2013.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Beath, Andrew and Fotini Christia. Empowering Women: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Afghanistan, American Political Science Review, 107(3), 540-557. 2013.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Gerring, John, Thacker, Strom, Arévalo, Julián and Matthew Maguire. Assessing health system performance: A model-based approach,  Social Science & Medicine, 93, 21-28. 2013.
  • Enikolopov, Ruben, Korovkin, Vasily, Petrova, Maria, Sonin, Konstantin and Alexei Zakharov. Electoral Fraud in Russian Parliamentary Elections in December 2011: Evidence from a Field ExperimentProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110(2), 448-452. 2013.
  • Gallego, Aina, Anduiza, Eva and Muñoz, Jordi. Turning a blind eye: Experimental evidence of partisan bias in attitudes towards corruptionComparative Political Studies, 46(12), 1664–1692, 2013.
  • García Montalvo, José. The Spanish housing market: Is the adjustment over?Spanish Economic and Financial Outlook, 2(5), 15-26, 2013.
  • García Montalvo, José. La Unión Bancaria y el modelo de negocio bancario en EuropaPapeles de Economía Española, 137, 57-79, 2013.