Rafael HORTALA-VALLVE

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

r.hortala-vallve(at)lse.ac.uk

 

 

Research Interests

 

Formal Political Theory. Voting and Elections. Experimental social sciences.

Political Economy. Collective Decision-Making. Public Economics. Coalition Formation.

 

 

Teaching (13/14)

 

GV478    Political Science and Public Policy

GV5X1    Research Design in Political Science

GV4B3    MPA Capstone Project

GV225    Public Choice and Politics

 

 

Working Papers

 

Collusion, Blackmail and Whistle-Blowing

(joint with Leonardo Felli)

 

Policy Learning and Elections

(joint with Torun Dewan)

 

The Perverse Consequences of Policy Restrictions in the Presence of Asymmetric Information

(joint with Valentino Larcinese and Stephanie Rickard)

 

Primaries: The Unifying Force

(joint with Hannes Mueller)

 

Teams of Rivals: Learning about a Cabinet and its Shadow

(joint with Torun Dewan)

 

An Experiment on the Effects of District Magnitude on Voting Behaviour

(joint with Simon Hix and Guillem Riambau)

 

 

Published papers

 

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