Institute of Political Economy and Governance

Established in Barcelona in 2013, the Institute of Political Economy and Governance (IPEG) is a research center that focuses on the interaction between politics (political regimes and institutions, political order and conflict, the aggregation of preferences and interests) and economics (development, the economic cycle, redistribution and welfare). Among other projects the researchers of IPEG have currently five ERC Grants.

In addition to producing and distributing research with international impact, IPEG’s strategic objectives include fostering greater integration among various parts of the social sciences in Barcelona, particularly among political science, economics, sociology and history. Six researchers of IPEG enjoy currently the prestigious ERC Grants which is an indication of the level of excellence of their research.

IPEG, housed at the Ciutadella Campus, is the result of the joint collaboration of “La Caixa” Foundation, the Government of Catalonia and has received the institutional support of Universitat Pompeu Fabra and the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics.


  • Durante, Ruben and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina. Attack when the World is not Watching? U.S. Media and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy.
  • Gallego, Aina and Hierro, Maria José. Identities in Between: Political Conflict and Ethno-national Identities in Multi-national States,  forthcoming in the Journal of Conflict Resolution.
  • García Montalvo, José, Ganuza, Juan José and Burguet, Roberto. The microeconomics of corruption: a review of thirty years of research, forthcoming in the Handbook of Game Theory and Industrial Organization.