Publications

Articles

‘Housing booms and local spending’Journal of Urban Economics, 113, 2019  (with E. Viladecans).

‘Does electoral competition curb party favoritism?. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 10(4), 378-407, 2018 (with P. Sorribas and M. Curto).

‘Partial fiscal decentralization and educational outcomes. A difference-in-differences analysis for Spain.’ Journal of Urban Economics 107, 31-46, 2018 (with P. Salinas).

‘Trust no more?. On the lasting effects of corruption scandals.’ European Journal of Political Economy, 55, 185-203, 2018  (with P. Sorribas).

‘Citizen ghosts: Using notches to identify manipulation of population-based grants.’  Journal of Public Economics 154, 49-66, 2017 (with D.Foremny and J. Jofre)

‘Does zoning follow highways?, Regional Science and Urban Economics 53, 148- 155, 2015 (with E. Viladecans and M.A. García-López).

‘Do political parties matter for local land use policies?,’ Journal of Urban Econo-mics 78, 42-56, 2013 (with E. Viladecans). 

‘Inter-regional redistribution through infrastructure investment: tactical or pro-gramatic?,’ Public Choice 156(1-2), 229-252, 2013.

‘Does fiscal decentralization foster regional investment in productive infrastructu-re?,’ European Journal of Political Economy 31, 15-25, 2013 (with A. Kappeler, A. Ste-phan, and T. Välilä).

‘Pork-barrel politics in semi-democracies: the Spanish ‘Parliamentary roads’, 1880-1914,’ Journal of Economic History 72(3), 771-796, 2012 (with M. Curto and A. Herranz.)

‘Corruption, voter information, and accountability,’ European Journal of Political Economy 28(4), 469-484, 2012 (with E. Costas and P. Sorribas).

‘Which communities should be afraid of mobility? The effects of agglomeration economies on the sensitivity of firm location to local taxes,’ Regional Science and Urban Economics 42(1–2), 257- 268, 2012 (with J. Jofre).

‘Lobbying, political competition and local land supply: recent evidence from Spain,’  Journal of Public Economics 96(1–2), 10-19, 2012 (with E. Viladecans).

‘The dynamic adjustment of local government budgets: does Spain behave diffe-rently?,’  Applied Economics 44(25), 3203-3213, 2012 (with P. Sorribas).

‘Tax differentials and agglomeration economies in intraregional firm loca-tion,’ Regional Studies 44(6), 663-677, 2010 (with J. Jofre).

‘Does urban sprawl increase the costs of providing local public services? Evidence from Spanish municipalities,’ Urban Studies 47 (7), 1513-1540, 2010 (with M. Hortas).

‘Road investment and productivity growth: the effects of vehicle-intensity and congestion,’  Papers in Regional Science 88 (1), 99-118, 2009 (with D. Montolio).

‘The effects of partisan alignment on the allocation of intergovernmental transfers. Difference-in-differences estimates for Spain,’ Journal of Public Economics 92 (10), 27-56, 2008 (with P. Sorribas).

‘Yardstick competition and the political costs of raising taxes: an empirical analysis of Spanish municipalities,’  International Tax and Public Finance 14(1), 71-92, 2007 (with N. Bosch).

‘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 governments 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,’ European Economic Review 49(5), 1165-1205, 2005 (with A.  Castells).

‘On the relationship between authority size and the costs of providing local services: lessons for the design of intergovernmental transfers in Spain,’ Public Finance Review 33(3), 343-384, 2005 (with N. Bosch).

‘Central cities as engines of metropolitan area growth,’ Journal of Regional Science 44(2), 321-350, 2004 (with E. Viladecans).

‘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,’ International Tax and Public Finance 9, 235-257, 2002 (with  A. Esteller).

‘Vertical income tax externalities and fiscal interdependence: evidence from the US,’ Regional Science and Urban Economics 31, 247-272, 2001 (with A. Esteller).

‘Tax exporting and redistributive politics: an empirical analysis of the determinants of the local tax structure,’ Public Finance/Finances Publiques 52, 102-124, 1999.