Sabine Flamand

Sabine FlamandI completed my PhD at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in June 2012, and I am currently an assistant professor (tenure-eligible lecturer Serra Húnter) at Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Reus).

My research interests span the fields of Public Economics, Political Economy and Microeconomics, with a specific focus on contest theory, secessionism and fiscal federalism.

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  • A model of a team contest, with an application to incentives under list proportional representation (joint with Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet), 2020, Journal of Public Economics, Vol. 182, 104109 [Link]
  • Partial Decentralization as a Way to Prevent Secessionist Conflict, 2019, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 59, pp. 159-178 [Link]
  • A Review on “Basic Income: A Radical Proposal for a Free Society and a Sane Economy”, by Phillipe Van Paris and Yannick Vanderborght (joint with Caterina Calsamiglia), 2019, Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. 57, Issue 3, pp. 644-658 [Link]
  • Sequential Choice of Sharing Rules in Collective Contests (joint with Pau Balart, Oliver Gurtler and Orestis Troumpounis), 2018, Journal of Public Economic Theory, Vol. 20, Issue 5, pp. 703-724 [Link]
  • Strategic Choice of Sharing Rules in Collective Contests (joint with Pau Balart and Orestis Troumpounis), 2016, Social Choice and Welfare, Vol. 46, Issue 2, pp. 239-262 [Link]
  • Interregional Transfers, Group Loyalty and the Decentralization of Redistribution, Economics of Governance, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 307-330 [Link]
  • Participation Quorums in Costly Meetings (joint with Orestis Troumpounis), 2014, Public Choice, Vol. 159, No. 1, pp. 53-62 [Link]

Book Chapters

  • Prize-sharing rules in collective rent seeking (joint with Orestis Troumpounis), 2015, in Companion to the Political Economy of Rent Seeking, Roger D. Congleton and Arye L. Hillman (Eds), Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing [Link]

Research Papers

  • Schools’ Attitudes Towards Single Parents: Experimental Evidence (joint with Luis Diaz-Serrano), submitted [Link]
  • A Dynamic Theory of Secession (joint with Joan Esteban, Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner), submitted [Link]
  • Leaders, Factions and Electoral Success (joint with Benoît Crutzen), submitted [Link]
  • Heterogeneous Social Preferences in a Model of Voting on Redistribution [Link]
  • Voting on Redistribution under Quasi-Maximin Altruism [Link]