Governance of Institutions and Systems
A Research Theme dedicated to the understanding of the nature and evolution of political, market and social institutions and their role on economic welfare.
We bring together a variety of approaches to:
- analyse contests and predict their outcomes
- investigate the advantages and disadvantages of affirmative actions
- contribute to the development of the theory of conflict
We investigate the effects of institutions, social and legal norms on economic development and welfare.
Our research shows the importance of religion, linguistic structures, and economic freedom on economic outcomes.
We also show that labour market institutions can explain home-ownership differences across countries and households' fertility decisions.More about or work in Institutions, Incentives and Welfare
We study topics at the intersection of economics and political science such as:
- lobbying and corruption
- political persuasion
- coalitional formation
- electoral systems
- value of information in democracies
- media and politics
We study problems related to the public sector of the economy. One important area of our research is tax policy and its effects on economic efficiency and social justice.
We are interested in:
- optimal income taxation
- efficiency costs of dividend taxation
- cross-country tax competition
- design of mechanisms for improving public good provision