Academic Publications

Journal publications

Legal Reform Need Not Come First: Merit-Based Civil Service Management in Law and Practice.’ Public Administration, 2017, early view

Merit, Tenure and Bureaucratic Behavior: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in the Dominican Republic’, Comparative Political Studies, 2017, early view (with Oliveros, V.) [Paper] [Appendix]

Cooking the Books: Bureaucratic Politicization and Policy KnowledgeGovernance, 2017, early view (with Boräng, F., Cornell, A. and Grimes, M.),

The Effects of Doing More with Less in the Public Sector: Evidence from a Large-Scale SurveyPublic Administration Review, Vol. 77(4), p. 544-553, July 2017 (with Esteve, M., Albareda, A. and Losada, C.)

What Causes Patronage Reform? It Depends on the Type of Civil Service Reform‘ Public Administration, Vol. 94(4), p. 1094-1104, December 2016 (blogged about in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gobernarte Blog)

Party Patronage in Contemporary Democracies: Results from an Expert Survey in 22 Countries from Five RegionsEuropean Journal of Political Research, Vol. 55(2), p. 416–431, May 2016 (with Kopecky, P., Meyer-Sahling, J., Panizza, F., Scherlis, G. and Spirova, M.)

Articles under review

‘Patrons Against Clients: Electoral Uncertainty and Bureaucratic Instability in Patronage States’, Revise & Resubmit

‘Civil Service Management and Anti-Corruption: What We Know and What We Don’t’ (with Meyer-Sahling, J. and Mikkelsen, K.), Revise & Resubmit

‘When the Victor Cannot Claim the Spoils: Patronage Power and Merit Reforms’ (earlier version published as an Inter-American Development Bank Research Paper and blogged about in the Inter-American Development Bank’s Ideas Matter blog: Reforming the Civil Service to Win Elections; Versión en español: Reformando la administración pública para ganar elecciones)

Book Reviews

Review: Jobs for the Boys – Patronage and the State in Comparative PerspectiveGovernance, Vol. 26, Issue 4, 2013

Review: Party patronage and party government in European democraciesJournal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 1, 2013