Publications

Betrayed by the elites: how corruption amplifies the political effects of recessions.
 (with Pilar Sorribas and Carlos Sanz).
Comparative Political Studies, 2021.

Housing booms and local spending.
(with Elisabet Viladecans).
 Journal of Urban Economics 113, 103185, 2019.

Does electoral competition curb party favoritism? 

(with Pilar Sorribas and Marta Curto).

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics,10(4), 378-407, 2018.


Partial fiscal decentralisation and education outcomes

(with Paula Salinas).

Journal of Urban Economics 107, 31-46, 2018. 


Trust no more?. On the lasting effects of corruption scandals.

(with Pilar Sorribas).

 European Journal of Political Economy, 55, 185-203, 2018. 


Citizen ghosts: Using notches to identify manipulation of population-based grants.  

(with Dirk Foremny and Jordi Jofre)

Journal of Public Economics 154, 49-66, 2017.

 


Does zoning follow highways? 

(with Elisabet Viladecans and Miquel Àngel García-López).

Regional Science and Urban Economics 53, 148- 155, 2015.


Do political parties matter for local land use policies?

(with Elisabet Viladecans).

 Journal of Urban Economics 78, 42-56, 2013.


Inter-regional redistribution through infrastructure investment: tactical or programa-tic? 

Public Choice 156(1-2), 229-252, 2013.


Does fiscal decentralization foster regional investment in productive infrastructure? 

(with Andreas Kappeler, Andreas Stephan, and Timo Välilä).

European Journal of Political Economy 31, 15-25, 2013.


Pork-barrel politics in semi-democracies: the Spanish ‘Parliamentary roads’, 1880-1914. 

(with Marta Curto and Alfonso Herranz)

 Journal of Economic History 72(3), 771-796, 2012.


Corruption, voter information, and accountability. 

(with Elena Costas and Pilar Sorribas).

European Journal of Political Economy 28(4), 469-484, 2012.


Which communities should be afraid of mobility? Agglomeration economies and the sensitivity of firm location to local taxes. 

(with Jordi Jofre).

Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(1–2), 257- 268, 2012. 


Lobbying, political competition and local land supply: recent evidence from Spain

(with Elisabet Viladecans).

Journal of Public Economics 96(1–2), 10-19, 2012.


The dynamic adjustment of local government budgets.

(with Pilar Sorribas).

 Applied Economics 44(25), 3203-3213, 2012.


Tax differentials and agglomeration economies in intraregional firm location

(with Jordi Jofre).

Regional Studies 44(6), 663-677, 2010.


Does urban sprawl increase the costs of providing local public services? Evidence from Spanish municipalities

(with Miriam Hortas).

Urban Studies 47 (7), 1513-1540, 2010.


Road investment and productivity growth: the effects of vehicle-intensity and congestion. 

(with Daniel Montolio).

Papers in Regional Science 88 (1), 99-118, 2009. 


The effects of partisan alignment on the allocation of intergovernmental transfers. Difference-in-differences estimates for Spain

(with Pilar Sorribas).

Journal of Public Economics 92 (10), 27-56, 2008.


Yardstick competition and the political costs of raising taxes: an empirical analysis of Spanish municipalities.

(with Núria Bosch).

International Tax and Public Finance 14(1), 71-92, 2007. 


The effect of party competition on budget outcomes: empirical evidence from local government in Spain

Public Choice 126(1), 145-176, 2006.


Expenditure spillovers and fiscal interactions: empirical evidence from local govern-ments in Spain

Journal of Urban Economics 59(1), 32-53, 2006.


The regional allocation of infrastructure investment: the role of equity, efficiency and political factors.

(with Antoni  Castells).

 European Economic Review 49(5), 1165-1205, 2005.


On the relationship between authority size and the costs of providing local services: lessons for the design of intergovernmental transfers in Spain

(with Núria Bosch).

Public Finance Review 33(3), 343-384, 2005. 


Central cities as engines of metropolitan area growth

(with Elisabet Viladecans).

Journal of Regional Science 44(2), 321-350, 2004. 


Electoral accountability and tax mimicking: the effects of electoral margins, coalition government, and ideology

European Journal of Political Economy 19(4), 685-713, 2003.


Tax setting in a federal system: the case of personal income taxation in Canada

(with  Alejandro Esteller-Moré).

International Tax and Public Finance 9, 235-257, 2002.


Vertical income tax externalities and fiscal interdependence: evidence from the US

(with Alejandro Esteller-Moré).

Regional Science and Urban Economics 31, 247-272, 2001.


Tax exporting and redistributive politics: an empirical analysis of the determinants of the local tax structure.

 Public Finance/Finances Publiques 52, 102-124, 1999.