IN – Inequality and Institutions

Keywords: middle class size and inequality, social formation of preferences, cultural transmission, identity formation, clas size, redistributive preferences, interjurisdictional competition, regional inequality.


Social Economics: Current and Emerging Avenues‘ (with Macis, M ). MIT Press, 2016


Inequality and the Social Formation of Preferences

Do Economic Recessions ‘Squeeze the Middle-Class’?” (with Batinti, A). Economics & Politics, 2020, 32 (3): 335-355.

The cultural origin of saving behaviour” (with Ozcan, B and Giuliano, P). PLOS One, 2018, 13(9): e0202290. 

Social Identity and Redistributive Preferences: A Survey” (with Cowell, F). Journal of Economic Surveys, 2015, 29(2): 357-74

Compulsory Language Educational Policies and Identity Formation” (with I Clots, O Aspachs and P Masella), Journal of the European Economic Association, 2008, 6(2- 3): 434-444.

Inter-jurisdictional Competition and Inequality

When does Inter-jurisdictional Competition engender a “Race to the Bottom?”A Meta-Regression Analysis” (with Albuquerque, F and Doucouliagos, H). Economics & Politics, 2015, 27(3): 488-508

Do Jurisdictions Compete on Taxes? A Meta-Regression Analysis” (with C, Doucouliagos and De-Albuquerque, F). Public Choice, 2014, 161(3-4), pp 451-470.

Does devolution lead to regional inequalities in welfare activity?Environment and planning c: government and policy, 2010, 28(3), 435-449

Is the impact of public investment neutral across the regional income distribution? Evidence from Mexico” (with E Rodriguez). Economic Geography, 2005,  81(3), 305-322

Trade and the Effect of Public Investment on Regional Inequalities in Heterogeneously Integrated Areas,” (with E Rodriguez). The World Economy, 2005, 26(6): 873-892.  

Political Competition and Pork-barrel Politics in the Allocation of Public Investment in Mexico”, (with D Luna-Pla and E Rodriguez). Public Choice, 2003, 116(1-2): 185- 204