Articles in peer-reviewed journals

(forthcoming). Collective Decision Making and the Economic Vote. Comparative Political Studies. (with Raymond Duch) [pdf]

(2021). The Political Dynamics of Portfolio Design in European Democracies. British Journal of Political Science 51(2): 772-787. (with Ulrich Sieberer, Thomas Meyer, Hanna Bäck, Andrea Ceron, Isabelle Guinaudeau, Martin Ejnar Hansen, Kristoffer Kolltveit, Tom Louwerse, Wolfgang C. Müller, and Thomas Persson) [pdf]

(2020). Unexpected Event during Survey Design: Promise and Pitfalls for Causal Inference. Political Analysis 28(2): 186-206. (with Jordi Muñoz and Enrique Hernández) [pdf] [appendix] [replication] [website]

(2020). Choices that Matter: Coalition Formation and Parties' Ideological Reputations. Political Science Research and Methods 8(2): 285-300. (with Pablo Fernandez-Vazquez) [pdf]

(2020). The Political Geography of Government Formation. Party Politics 26(2): 91-106. [pdf]

(2017). Show Me Your Friends: A Survey Experiment on the Effect of Coalition Signals. Journal of Politics 79(4): 1454-1459. (with Jordi Muñoz) [pdf]

(2014). The Legislative Dynamics of Political Decentralization in Parliamentary Democracies. Comparative Political Studies 47(6): 820-850. (with Francesc Amat) [pdf]

(2014). The Use of Control Mechanisms in Coalition Governments: The Role of Preference Tangentiality and Repeated Interactions. Party Politics 20(3): 341-356. [pdf]

(2014). Portfolio Allocation under Decentralization. Publius: The Journal of Federalism 44(1): 205-225. [pdf]

(2013). Coalition Trading in Spain: Explaining State-Wide Parties' Government Formation Strategies at the Regional Level. Regional & Federal Studies 23(4): 387-405. (with Tània Verge) [pdf]

(2013). The Arithmetics of Partisanship and Policy Outcomes in Parliamentary Democracies. Cuadernos Económicos del ICE 85: 81-104. (with Francesc Amat) [pdf]

(2013). Uncertainty, Complexity, and Gamson's Law: Comparing Coalition Formation in Western Europe. West European Politics 36(1): 221-247. (with Indridi H. Indridason) [pdf]

(2012). Preferences for Political Coalitions in Spain. South European Society and Politics 17(3): 487-502. [pdf]

(2012). Parties Getting Impatient: Time Out of Office and Portfolio Allocation in Coalition Governments. British Journal of Political Science 42(2): 393-411. [pdf]

(2011). Minority Governments and Budget Deficits: The Role of the Opposition. European Journal of Political Economy 27(3): 554-565. (with Ignacio Jurado) [pdf]

Other articles

(2011). Portfolio Allocation and Time Out of Office in Coalition Governments. Juan March Institute, CEACS, Estudio/Working Paper 2011/254: 1-36.

(2011). Els Votants No Ideològics a Catalunya (1991-2010). Ajut a la recerca ICPS 2011.

(2010). Legislative Bargaining and Decentralization: Evidence for 15 OECD Parliamentary Democracies. Nuffield College Working Papers in Politics 2010-03. (with Francesc Amat)

(2010). Dones i Representació Política: Permanència en els Càrrecs, Nivell i Tipus de Responsabilitats (1977-2008). Col.leccions CiP, Informes - ICPS 3: 1-73. (with Maria Luria i Roig)

(2009). A Political Look into Budget Deficits. The Role of Minority Governments and Oppositions. Documentos de Trabajo FUNCAS 464. (with Ignacio Jurado)

Chapters in edited books

(2014). El Pacto CiU-ERC, in Rodon, Toni and Lluís Orriols (eds.) Cataluña en la Encrucijada: Las Elecciones Catalanas en 2012. Barcelona: Marcial Pons.

(2014). Aragón: La Política de Bisagra en los Acuerdos de Coalición, in Reniu, Josep M. Los Gobiernos de Coalición de las Comunidades Autónomas Españolas. Barcelona: Atelier/OGC.

(2013). Preferences for Political Coalitions in Spain, in Sánchez-Cuenca, Ignacio and Elias Dinas, Voters and Parties in the Spanish Political Space. London: Routledge.

(2013). El Reparto de Poder en los Gobiernos Autonómicos de Coalición: La Ley de Gamson en España (1980-2010), in Reniu, Josep M., Pactar para Gobernar: Dinámicas Coalicionales en la España multinivel (pp 177-204). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch.

(2013). Estrategias de los Partidos de Ámbito Estatal en la Formación de Gobiernos Autonómicos, in Reniu, Josep M., Pactar para Gobernar: Dinámicas Coalicionales en la España multinivel (pp 97-125). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch. (with Tània Verge)

Book reviews

(2012). Josep M. Reniu (2012). Sistema político español. Barcelona: Huygens Editorial, in Revista Española de Ciencia Política 30.

Work In Progress

Women Who Win but Do Not Rule. The Effect of Gender in the Formation of Governments. Under review. (with Alba Huidobro)

Double-edged Bullets: The Conditional Effect of Terrorism on Vote for the Incumbent. Under review. (with Jordi Muñoz and Roberto Pannico)

Identifying the causal effect of terrorism on voting behavior: Evidence from multiple unexpected terror events during surveys. (with Jordi Muñoz and Roberto Pannico)

Electoral manipulation in a consolidated democracy? RDD evidence from Spanish local elections. (with Pilar Sorribas-Navarro and Jordi Muñoz)

Pieces of the Puzzle: Coalition Formation and Preference Compatibility. (with Patrick Dumont, Indridi Indridason, and Daniel Bischof)

Young politicians in government formation processes. (with Alba Huidobro)


When the Median Legislator Matters: Redistribution and the Investiture Vote. (with Francesc Amat)

Defending the Coalition Agreement in Parliament. (with Joan-Josep Vallbé)

Live Together, Die Alone? The Disparity of Partners' Electoral Fortunes in Different Coalition Governments.

Decision-Making in Coalition Governments: Compromise and Compartmentalization Nested in a Prisoner's Dilemma.


(2011). Coalition Governance: Causes and Consequences. Barcelona: PhD Thesis Universitat Pompeu Fabra. (Supervisors: José M. Maravall & Javier Arregui)


(2018-2020) Principal Investigator of the research project "The Political Impact of Terrorism (IPOLTERROR)" (CSO2017-89085-P). Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness.

(2017-2019) Member of the research project "Limits to Political Corruption: Media, Party Systems, Civil Society and Citizens" (2016ACUP0177). RecerCaixa - "La Caixa". (Principal Investigator: Pilar Sorribas-Navarro)

(2016-2017) Principal Investigator of the research project "Political and Attitudinal Effects of Terrorism (EPOLTERROR)". Spanish Centre for Sociological Research (CIS).

(2014-2016) Member of the research project "Comportamiento Electoral y Políticas Públicas (ELECPOLPUB)" (CSO2013-40870-R). Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. (Principal Investigator: Joaquín Artés Caselles)

(2014-2016) Member of the research project "¿Merece la Pena Pactar? Determinantes, Rendimientos y Estrategias Multinivel de los Acuerdos de Coalición Autonómicos en Perspectiva Comparada" (CSO2013-42262-P). Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. (Principal Investigator: Josep M. Reniu)

(since 2014) Member of the research group "Observatori dels Governs de Coalició". University of Barcelona (Principal Investigator: Jordi Matas)

(2012-2016) Member of the research project "Social Innovation on active and healthy ageing for sustainable economic growth (SIforAGE)" (321482). European Commission. (Principal Investigators: Antoni Font and Javier Tejada)

(2012-2013) Principal Investigator of the research project "Parties, Parliaments and Policy-Making: Explaining Policy Change in Parliamentary Democracies". Juan March Institute.

(2012-2013) Member of the research group "Coalitional Agreements and Government Formation, 1979-2009" (CSO2010-16337). Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation. (Principal Investigator: Josep M. Reniu)

(since 2011) Member of the research team "Interdisciplinary Group of Reflection and Mathematical Solutions for Entities (GISME)". (Principal Investigator: Javier Tejada)

(2008-2012). Member of the research group "Spatial Models in Political Science". (Principal Investigator: Ignacio Sánchez-Cuenca)