Associate Professor in Political Science and Public Policy

Government Department

London School of Economics and Political Science



Contact details


Government Department (Office CON.4.16)

Houghton Street

London, WC2A 2AE

United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7955 71 76




Research Interests


Political Economy. Formal Political Science. Public Economics. Collective Decision-Making. Voting and Elections.

Experimental and Behavioural social sciences. Coalition Formation. Executive organisation. Social Choice.



Teaching (15/16)


GV478    Political Science and Public Policy

GV4B3    MPA Capstone Project

GV225    Public Choice and Politics



Working Papers


Conformity and turnout

(joint with Andre Blais)


An experiment on non-constant sum colonel blotto games

(joint with Aniol Llorente-Saguer)


Teams of rivals: learning about a cabinet and its shadow

(joint with Torun Dewan)


Costly information acquisition and sovereignty

(joint with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Valentino Larcinese)


Accountability with strategic legislators



Published papers


Electoral competition, control and learning (online Appendix)

British Journal of Political Science, forthcoming (joint with Torun Dewan)


The effects of district magnitude on voting behaviour

The Journal of Politics, forthcoming (joint with Simon Hix and Guillem Riambau)


Collusion, blackmail and whistle-blowing

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, forthcoming (joint with Leonardo Felli)


The perverse consequences of policy restrictions in the presence of asymmetric information (online Appendix)

Political Science Research and Methods (JEPSA), forthcoming (joint with Valentino Larcinese)


Are people more or less inclined to vote when aggregate turnout is high?

In Voting Experiments (Springer), 2016 (joint with Andre Blais)


Primaries: the unifying force (online Appendix)

Public Choice, Vol 163, Issue 3, 2015 (joint with Hannes Mueller)


The role of information in different bargaining protocols

Experimental Economics, Vol 16, Issue 1, 2013 (joint with Aniol Llorente-Saguer and Rosemarie Nagel)


Qualitative voting

Journal of Theoretical Politics, Vol 24, no. 4, 2012


Pure strategy nash equilibria in non-zero sum colonel blotto games

International Journal of Game Theory, Vol 41, Issue 2, 2012 (joint with Aniol Llorente-Saguer)


The three A's of government formation: appointment, allocation, and assignment

American Journal of Political Science, Vol 55, Issue 3, 2011 (joint with Torun Dewan)


Generous legislators? A description of vote trading agreements

Quarterly Journal of Political Science, Vol 6, Issue 2, 2011


Voter turnout and electoral competition in a multidimensional policy space

European Journal of Political Economy, Vol 27, Issue 2, 2011 (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)


Voter turnout in a multidimensional policy space

Economics of Governance, Vol 12, Number 1, 2011 (joint with Berta Esteve-Volart)


A simple mechanism for resolving conflict

Games and Economic Behaviour, Vol 70, Issue 2, 2010 (joint with Aniol Llorente-Saguer)


Inefficiencies on linking decisions

Social Choice and Welfare, Vol 34, Number 3, 2010


Internalising team-production externalities through delegation: the British passenger rail sector as an example

Economica, Vol 77, Issue 308, 2010 (joint with Miguel Sanchez)


A simple model of bank disclosure and subordinated debt

Cuadernos de Economia, Vol 28, No. 77-78, 2005