Sabine Flamand

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Academic Appointments

Research Interests

Public Economics, Political Economy, Microeconomic Theory



Partial Decentralization as a Way to Prevent Secessionist Conflict, forthcoming at the European Journal of Political Economy.

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.

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), forthcoming at the Journal of Economic Literature.

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.

Interregional Transfers, Group Loyalty and the Decentralization of Redistribution, 2015, Economics of Governance, Vol. 16, Issue 4, pp. 307-330.

Participation Quorums in Costly Meetings (joint with Orestis Troumpounis), 2014, Public Choice, Vol. 159, No. 1, pp. 53-62.

Book Chapters

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

Research Papers

The Survival and Demise of the State: A Dynamic Theory of Secession (joint with Joan Esteban, Massimo Morelli and Dominic Rohner), submitted

Incentives under List Proportional Representation (joint with Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet), R&R at the Journal of Public Economics

Leaders, Factions and Party Unity (joint with Benoît Crutzen), submitted

On the Timing of Separatist Conflict

Heterogeneous Social Preferences in a Model of Voting on Redistribution

Voting on Redistribution under Quasi-Maximin Altruism (Master Thesis)

Research Reports

The Regional Impact of Active Ageing Measures (in French), Research Report for the 4P/3U Convention, ULB-DULBEA (2006)

On the Regionalization of Wage Negotiations in Belgium (in French) (with L. Maron, M. Rusinek and I. Tojerow), Research Report for the 4P/3U Convention, ULB-DULBEA (2005)

Wage differentials according to the Age and their Effect on Labour Demand (in French), Research Report for the 4P/3U Convention, ULB-DULBEA (2005)



Universitat de Barcelona (2018)

Universitat de Girona (2015)

Nova School of Business and Economics, Lisbon (2014)

Duke University, Durham NC (2014)

FUNDP, Namur (2014)

CEA, Universidad de Chile, Santiago de Chile (2013)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (2013)

Università Ca' Foscari, Venice (2012)

Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Reus (2012, 2014)

GREQAM, Marseille (2012)

Center for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim (2012)

Universitat de València (2012)

Brown Bag Seminar, Toulouse School of Economics (2011)

Doctoral Student Presentation Seminar, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (2009, 2010)

Presentations in Conferences and Workshops

GRODE Workshop: Conflict and Development, Universitat Rovira i Virgili (2017)

Institutions, Decisions and Governmental Practices: Theory, Simulations and Applications (IDGP), Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (2015)

Priorat Workshop in Theoretical Political Science, Falset (2015)

Erasmus Political Economy Workshop, Erasmus University Rotterdam (2014, 2015)

Tax Day, Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance, Munich (2013)

Mini-Conference on Culture, Diversity and Development, Center for the Study of Diversity and Social Interactions, New Economic School, Moscow (2013)

Annual Meeting of the Portuguese Economic Journal, University of Beira Interior, Covilhã (2013)

International Meeting of the Association for Public Economic Theory, Católica Lisbon (2013)

7th Royal Economic Society PhD Meeting, Queen Mary University of London (2012)

Simposio de la Asociación Española de Economía (Málaga (2011) - Palma de Mallorca (2014) - Barcelona (2017))

Jounées Louis-André Gérard-Varet (Idep, Marseille (2011) – Aix-Marseille School of Economics, Aix-en-Provence (2013))

Annual Meeting of the Association of Southern European Economic Theorists (University of Alicante (2010), CEFAGE - University of Evora (2011) - Algiers (2017))

Annual Meeting of the Irish Society of New Economists, Trinity College Dublin (2010)

III Summer School in Public Economics (Fiscal Federalism), Institut d’Economia de Barcelona (2010)

Grants and Awards

FCT Post-doctoral Grant, Ministry of Education and Sciences, Portugal (2013-2015)

PhD Grant to the XXXVI Simposio de la Asociación Española de Economía, Málaga (2011)

Urrutia Elejalde Foundation award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies (2010)

FPU Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Ministry of Sciences and Innovation, Spain (2007-2010)

Pre-doctoral Fellowship, AGAUR, Generalitat de Catalunya (2007, declined)

Pre-doctoral Fellowship, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (IDEA) (2006-2007)

Medal and Honour Diploma of the Université Libre de Bruxelles awarded for Outstanding Academic Achievement (2004)


American Journal of Political Science, Economics Letters, European Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Public Economic Theory, International Tax and Public Finance


French (native), English (fluent), Spanish (fluent)


Caterina Calsamiglia
Associate Professor
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Phone: +34 935814130

Shlomo Weber
Southern Methodist University and New Economic School
Phone: (495) 956-95-08

Joan María Esteban
Research Professor           
Institut d’Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC)         
Phone: +34 935806612

Benoît Crutzen
Assistant Professor
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Phone: +31 10 4081391