Academic Publications

Journal publications

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

Merit, Tenure and Bureaucratic Behavior: Evidence from a Conjoint Experiment in the Dominican Republic’, Comparative Political Studies, 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, 2017, early view (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, 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