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Recent working papers: 

New paper: A Theory of Small Campaign Contributions, joint with Laurent Bouton and Allan Drazen.

October 2017. Revised version ofThe Unexpected Consequences of Asymmetric Competition. An Application to Big Pharma, with Georges Siotis, Carmine Ornaghi, and Maria-Angeles de Frutos.

Publications in refereed journals

  1. Bouton, Laurent, Micael Castanheira, and Aniol Llorente-Saguer (2017). "Multicandidate Elections: Aggregate Uncertainty in the Laboratory", Games and Economic Behavior101(1), pp132–150 [latest draft] 

  2. Bouton, Laurent, Micael Castanheira, and Aniol Llorente-Saguer (2016). "Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment" [Latest Draft - Oct. 2015] and [Supplementary Appendix], Journal of Public Economics, 134(2), pp114-128

  3. Aragonès, Enriqueta, Micael Castanheira and Marco Giani (2015). "Electoral Competition through Issue Selection", American Journal of Political Science, January 2015: 71-90  [download latest draft] [PDF from AJPS Website]

  4. Castanheira, Micael, Gaëtan Nicodème and Paola Profeta (2012). “On the political economics of tax reforms: survey and empirical assessment”, International Tax and Public Finance, Vol 19(4), pp598-624  [download latest draft]

  5. Bouton, Laurent and Micael Castanheira (2012). “One Person, Many Votes: Divided Majority and Information Aggregation”, Econometrica, Vol80, No1, pp43-87  [download latest draft]
  6. Castanheira, Micael, Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet. (2010). “Party Organization and Electoral Competition”, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol. 26(1)  [download latest draft]
  7. Castanheira, Micael, Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet (2010). “The impact of party organization on electoral outcomes”, Revue Economique, Vol 61(4): 677-696 [download latest draft]
  8. Carrillo, Juan and Micael Castanheira (2008). “Information and Strategic Political Polarization”, The Economic Journal, Vol. 118, Issue 530, pp845-874 (lead article)  [download latest draft]
  9. Castanheira, Micael.  (2003). “Why Vote for Losers?”, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp1207-1238  [download latest draft]
  10. Castanheira, Micael.  (2003). “Public Finance and the Optimal Speed of Transition”, Economics of Transition, Vol. 11, No3, pp435-462 [download latest draft]
  11. Castanheira, Micael.  (2003). “Victory Margins and the Paradox of Voting”, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp817-841  [download latest draft]
  12. Castanheira, Micael and Gérard Roland.  (2000). “The Optimal Speed of Transition: A General Equilibrium Analysis”, International Economic Review, Vol.41, No1, pp219-239  [download latest draft]

Other publications

  1. Castanheira, Micael (2014). "Where the economics of personal income tax reforms meet political constraints". Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economique, LIII(1): 87-111 [Latest Draft]
  2. Castanheira, Micael (2011). Le défi des réformes structurelles, editor. Special issue of Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique (Tome L, 2011, Issue3), De Boeck Editions
  3. Castanheira, Micael (2011). “Dossier : le défi des réformes structurelles” in Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, Tome L, Issue 3, pp5-12. [link]
  4. Castanheira, Micael and Vincenzo Galasso (2011). “Which reforms for a fair and sustainable pension system?”, in Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, Tome L, Issue 3, pp187-202. [download the latest draft]
  5. Castanheira, M., Nicodème, G. and Profeta, P. (2010). “On the political economics of taxation”, in Padovano, F. and Petretto, A. (eds), Public Choice and Political Economy, Milan: FrancoAngeli, pp76-102 [download the latest draft]
  6. Aragonés, Enriqueta and Micael Castanheira (2010) “Approval Voting”, in New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
    [download the latest draft]
  7. Castanheira, Micael and Reinhilde Veugelers (2009). “When and how does education lead to economic growth? A survey with policy suggestions”, in Quel état pour quelles performances économiques?, CIFoP : 18è congrès des économistes belges de langue française, pp89-110. [download latest draft]
  8. Bouton, Laurent and Micael Castanheira (2009). “The Condorcet-Duverger Trade-Off: swing voters and voting equilibria”, in Aragonés, E., C. Beviá, H. Llavador and N. Schofield, Eds., The Political Economy of Democracy, Fundacion BBVA, pp121-142
    [download latest draft]
  9. Castanheira, Micael (2008) « Réformes et Mondialisation : Exploiter la Diversité », in Weyemberg and Magnette editors : L’Union européenne : la fin d’une crise ?, Editions de l’Université libre de Bruxelles, pp115-131
  10. Castanheira, Micael (2007) « Les méthodes de la réforme : une approche politico-économique », in Nos Régions d’Europe, Charleroi: CIFOP Editions, pp449-466
  11. Castanheira, Micael and Jean Hindriks, editors (2007). Réalités et Illusions: réformer sans tabou, Special issue of Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, De Boeck Editor, 212 pages
  12. Castanheira, Micael and Abdul Noury (2007). “Les positions politiques des partis belges”, Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, XLVI, n°1, pp15-29, De Boeck Editor
  13. Boeri,T.,  M. Castanheira, R. Faini, and V. Galasso editors (2006). Reforms without Prejudice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 322 pages
  14. How to gain political support for reforms?” (2006), joint with S. Carcillo, V. Galasso, G. Nicoletti, E. Perotti, and L. Tsyganok, in Boeri, Castanheira, Faini, and Galasso (editors), Reforms without Prejudice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp141-262
  15. “Economie Politique de la Taxation” (2006), joint with Christian Valenduc. Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economique. Tome XLV, n°3. pp19-37
  16. “Regions in Europe: Sisyphus or Phoenix?” (2004), in Magnette, P., et Remacle, E. (eds.) La Grande Europe, pp167-184 (joint with Georges Siotis)
  17. Political Economy of Growth: Lessons Learned and Challenges Ahead(2003), in McMahon, G., and L. Squire (eds) Explaining Growth: A Global Research Project, Palgrave (joint with Hadi Esfahani). pp159-212
  18. Workbook to accompany ‘Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy’ (2000), MIT Press (joint with Isabelle Brocas, Ronny Razin, and David Strömberg). 240 pages.
  19. La politique de l’union européenne en faveur des régions moins favorisées : théorie et pratique” (2000), in Magnette, P., et Remacle, E. (eds.) Le nouveau modèle européen. Les politiques internes et externes, joint with Georges Siotis, pp47-62.
  20. Le phénomène de convergence et l'effort de solidarité européen (1994), 11è congrès des Economistes Belges de Langue Française, with Georges Siotis. 27 pages.