Ignacio Lago is Associate Professor of Political Science at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) and Doctor-Miembro at Juan March Institute (Madrid). His recent publications have appeared in Economics and Politics, Electoral Studies, European Journal of Political Economy, European Journal of Political Research, Party Politics and Social Science Quarterly.
Using mainly a quantitative approach, I examine the following issues:
- The political consequences of electoral laws: Institutional and sociological determinants of the number of parties that compete in a polity, strategic voting, partisan effects or biases of electoral systems, coordination problems in electoral systems
- Political Behaviour: Economic voting and accountability in mass elections, religious voting, determinants and consequences of turnout
- Issues in Political Economy: Tax morale, composition of public spending, budget structure
- Political Parties: Nationalization of Party Systems, impact of decentralization on the organization of parties and party systems