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Castanheira de Moura, Micael Ricardo

Born: March 21, 1970
Belgian, One child

Professional address: 
ECARES, ULB CP 114/4
Av. Roosevelt, 50
1050 Brussels
Belgium

Phone (Office): +32 2 650.44.67
Fax: +32 2 650.44.75
e-mail: mcasta@ulb.ac.be  

Fields of Interest:
Political Economics, Voting Theory, Economic Reforms, Information management.


Education: 
- 1993-1998: Ph.D. at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Supervisor: G. Roland. Thesis title: "Essays on Strategic Voting and on the Speed of Restructuring". Received: "La Plus Grande Distinction"
- 1992-1993: Master in Econometrics (ULB). Received: “La Plus Grande Distinction”. Thesis on "Vitesse optimale de transition dans les pays de l'Est: une analyse en équilibre général". Supervisors: Professors G. Roland and J. Waelbroeck
- 1988-1992: Undergraduate studies (ULB). Received: “La Plus Grande Distinction”. Thesis on "Transfert de technologie et développement: l'apport de la théorie de la croissance endogène". Supervisor: Pr. J. Waelbroeck


Current and past positions: 
- Sept-2014 to Jan-2017: Visiting scholar at NYU
- Oct-2012 to date: FNRS Maître de Recherche at ECARES, ULB (Permanent Position), and Professor of Economics at ULB.
- Oct-2003 to date: FNRS Chercheur Qualifié at ECARES, ULB (Permanent Position), and Professor of Economics at ULB.
- Oct-2000 to Sept-2003: FNRS Chargé de Recherche at ECARES, ULB.
- Sept-1999 to Sept-2000: Research fellow at ECARES, ULB.
- Sept-1997 to Aug-1999: Marie Curie Research Fellow at IGIER (Bocconi, Milan, Italy).
- Oct-1992 to Aug-1997: Research and Teaching Assistant at ULB

Honors: 
Officier de l’Ordre de Léopold II

Publications in International Refereed Journals

Bouton, Laurent, Micael Castanheira and Aniol Llorente-Saguer (2017). “Multicandidate Elections: Aggregate Uncertainty in the Laboratory”, forthcoming in Games and Economic Behavior

Bouton, Laurent, Micael Castanheira and Aniol Llorente-Saguer (2016). “Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment”, Journal of Public Economics, 134(2), pp114-128

Aragonès, Enriqueta, Micael Castanheira and Marco Giani (2015). “Electoral Competition through Issue Selection”, American Journal of Political Science, 59(1), pp71-90

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

Bouton, Laurent and Micael Castanheira (2012). “One Person, Many Votes: Divided Majority and Information Aggregation”, Econometrica, Vol80, No1, pp43-87 (a previous version appeared as CEPR DP 6695)

Castanheira, Micael, Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet (2010) “Party Organization and Electoral Competition”, Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, Vol 26(1): 212-242

Castanheira, Micael, Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet (2010). “The impact of party organization on electoral outcomes”, Revue Economique, Vol 61(4): 677-696

Castanheira, Micael and Juan Carrillo (2008). “Information and Strategic Political Polarization”, Economic Journal, Vol. 118, Issue 530, pp845-874 (lead article)

Castanheira, Micael (2003). “Why Vote for Losers?”, Journal of the European Economic Association, Vol. 1, Issue 5, pp1207-1238

Castanheira, Micael (2003). “Public Finance and the Optimal Speed of Transition”, Economics of Transition, Vol. 11, No3, pp435-462

Castanheira, Micael (2003). “Victory Margins and the Paradox of Voting”, European Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp817-841

Castanheira, Micael (2000). “The Optimal Speed of Transition: A General Equilibrium Analysis”, International Economic Review, Vol.41, No1, pp219-239, joint with Gérard Roland.


Other Publications

Castanheira, Micael (2011). Le défi des réformes structurelles, editor. Special issue of Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique (Tome L, 2011, Issue 3), De Boeck Editions

Castanheira, Micael (2011). “Dossier : le défi des réformes structurelles” in Reflets et perspectives de la vie économique, Tome L, Issue 3, pp5-12.

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.

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

Aragonés, Enriqueta and Micael Castanheira (2010) “Approval Voting”, in New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

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.

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

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

Castanheira, Micael (2007) « Les méthodes de la réforme : une approche politico-économique », in Nos Régions d’Europe, Charleroi: CIFOP Editions, pp449-466

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

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

Boeri,T., M. Castanheira, R. Faini, and V. Galasso editors (2006). Reforms without Prejudice. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 322 pages

“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

“Economie Politique de la Taxation” (2006), joint with Christian Valenduc. Reflets et Perspectives de la Vie Economique. Tome XLV, n°3. pp19-37

“Regions in Europe: Sisyphus or Phoenix?” (2004), in Magnette, P., et Remacle, E. (eds.) La Grande Europe, pp167-184 (joint with Georges Siotis)

“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

Workbook to accompany ‘Political Economics: Explaining Economic Policy’ (2000), MIT Press (joint with Isabelle Brocas, Ronny Razin, and David Strömberg). 240 pages.

“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.

“Le phénomène de convergence et l'effort de solidarité européen” (1994), 11è congrès des Economistes Belges de Langue Française, with Georges Siotis. 27 pages.


Discussion Papers and Mimeos

Bouton, Laurent, Micael Castanheira, and Aniol Llorente-Saguer (2012). “Divided Majority and Information Aggregation: Theory and Experiment”, CEPR DP 9234

Castanheira, Micael, Gaëtan Nicodème and Paola Profeta (2011). “On the political economics of tax reforms”, CEPR DP 8507

Castanheira, Micael and Benoît Crutzen (2009). “Districts, Party Discipline, and Polarization”, ECARES mimeo

Castanheira, Micael, Gaëtan Nicodème, Paola Profeta and Viktor Trasberg (2009). “A Political Economics Approach to Tax reforms”

Castanheira, Micael, Benoît Crutzen and Nicolas Sahuguet “Party Governance and Political Competition with an Application to the American Direct Primary” (2005), CEPR DP 4890 (title of new version: Party Organization and Electoral Competition)

Castanheira, Micael and Mikko Leppämäki (2005) “Technological Progress and Organizational Change”

Castanheira, Micael and Mikko Leppämäki (2003) “Communication and Information Management: Organizations and Markets”, CEPR DP 4072

Castanheira, Micael and Armel Jacques (2002) “Consumers Prefer Flexible Firms. A Note on ‘Strategic Choice of Flexible Production Technologies and Welfare Implications’ ”

Castanheira, Micael and Vladimir Popov (2000) “Political Economy of Growth in Transition Economies” (2000) in Filer, R. (ed) Growth in Transition, 76 pages.

Castanheira, Micael and Gérard Roland (1996) “Restructuring and Capital Accumulation in Transition Economies: A General Equilibrium Perspective”, CEPR DP 1372



Work in Progress

Advertising Assurance, with Simon Anderson

Campaign Laws, with Laurent Bouton and Allan Drazen

Taxation under political pressure, with Gaëtan Nicodème and Paola Profeta


Articles in the Press

November 2016: Pourquoi Trump se trompe-t-il? L’économie n’est pas un gâteau mais un carrefour. La Libre Belgique and Moneystore

February 2014: A series of articles on La Libre Belgique, about economic reforms in Belgium. Project coordinated by Isabelle de Laminne, journalist, and led together with Bruno Colmant, Etienne de Callataÿ, Alexande de Streel and Pierre Pestiau

October 2008: Episode V: Expectations strike back, VoxEU.org (An Italian translation appeared on LaVoce.info and was published by La Repubblica on Oct. 20th, 2008)

June 2007: Réformer sans tabou, L’Echo (with Jean Hindriks)

December 2005: Plus de taxes, moins d’impôts, La Libre Belgique

October 8, 2005: Enrayer le travail des enfants, La Libre Belgique (with Charlotte Lacroix)

September 28, 2005: Germany needs a technical caretaker government, Financial Times (with Tito Boeri)

April 9, 2005: Une valeur en béton, La Libre Belgique

February 22, 1999 : Immobili e disoccupati, Corriere della Sera

September 7, 1998 : Quanto vale un politico? Ecco un prezzo economico, Corriere della Sera



Interviews:
Interviews with Groupe Sud Presse, l’Echo, Le Soir… ; Radio: BFM, Deutsche Welle, Radio France International, … ; TV: RTBF, Canal Z.



Teaching
· Topics in Political Economics. Graduate level, course for the Free University of Brussels, the Catholic University of Louvain, and the University of Namur, in English, 2006-to-date

· Introductory Microeconomics (“Introduction à la microéconomie”). Undergraduate level, Free Brussels University, in French, 2004-to-date

· Introductory Economics (“Economie Politique” – Micro and Macro). Undergraduate level, Free Brussels University, in French, 2001-to-2004

· Microeconomics, undergraduate level, Free Brussels University, in French, 2004-2005

· Macroeconomics, undergraduate level, Free Brussels University, in French, 1999-2001

· Macroeconomics, undergraduate level, Bocconi University (DIEM Programme), in English, 2002-2003

· International Macroeconomics, graduate level at the Bocconi University, in English, 1997-1999

· Industrial Organization, undergraduate level at the Free Brussels University, in French. 1998-1999

Ph.D. Thesis supervision:

· Benoît Crutzen, 2001-2004 (co-supervision with G. Roland)

· Laurent Bouton, 2006-2009

· Renaud Foucart, 2008-2012 (co-supervision with P. Legros) 

· Geoffrey Minne, 2012-2014 (co-supervision with P.G. Meon) 

· Alice Duhaut, 2012-2016 (co-supervision with M. Dewatripont)

· Marco Giani, 2010-to-date 

· Elisabetta Cornago, 2011-to-date (co-supervision with A. Estache)


Master Theses supervision: 5 to 8 students a year

Additional Professional Experience
Member of the Board of EPSA (European Political Science Association): 2013-2017
Scientific advisor for the Institut des Comptes Nationaux (Observatoire des prix, Belgian Ministry of the Economy), since 2009
Expert for the Bertelsmann Stiftung (2007 - to date)
Director of the European Network for Training in Economic Research (ENTER), 2006-2011
Member of the Institut Belge des Finances Publiques, since 2008
Member of the Board of Editors of Reflets et Perspectives de la vie Economique, since 2005

Conference organization:
Table ronde de politique économique / Policy round table : Les défis de la Belgique face aux réformes structurelles. 9 November 2011, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Lisbon Meetings 2011, with Pedro Magalhães, Jaime Reis, Susana Peralta, and José Tavares : session chair and president for one out of four commissions. 8-9 September 2011

ARC conference on “Political Economy and Institutional Performance”, co-organized with P. Legros (ULB) and J.-P. Platteau (U. of Namur). June 2004.

PAI conference on “The rise and fall of democracies, with N. Schofield (Wash. U.), G. Aldashev (U. Namur) and E. Ooghe (KUL). August 2009

Congrès des Economistes Belges de Langue Française 2009. President for the Commission on Education and Growth, with Reinhilde Veugelers.

Administrative tasks at ULB: President of the Masters programmes in economics since 2008, Head of the Jury for the Master since 2005. Organization of the economics seminar, 2004-2008. Head of the Commission on discipline issues.

Academic consultancy: Foreign Expert for EERC-Russia (Economics Education and Research Consortium, 1997-2001); Expert for the World Bank (Global Development Network programme, 1999-2002); Expert for the Bertelsmann Stiftung (2007, 2010); Scientific Expert for Solvay Inc. (since 2008).

Computers: Network supervisor for several LANs at ULB (1993-2002). Experience of Novell, DOS, Windows, Micro-TSP, TSP, GAMS, Mathematica, Maple, Microsoft Office Suite, etc…


Refereeing
American Economic Review
American Journal of Political Science
American Political Science Review
Economics of Governance
Economic Inquiry
Economic Journal
Economic Systems
Economic Theory
Economics of Transition
European Economic Review
European Journal of Political Economy
Games and Economic Behavior
Journal of Common Market Studies
Journal of Comparative Economics
Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
Journal of Economic Theory
Journal of the European Economic Association
Journal of Law, Economics and Organization
Journal of Public Economics
Political Studies
Public Choice
Quarterly Journal of Political Science
Review of Economic Studies
Scandinavian Journal of Economics
Theoretical Economics  



Languages
French: Mother language
English, Italian: Fluent
Dutch, Portuguese: Average


Recent conference participations (incomplete)

EPSA: 3d Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Barcelona, 20-23 June 2013

Nanterre: Workshop "Voting Theory and Elections", April 2013

Priorat Workshop in Social Protests and Political Influence, October 2012

Sixth Academia Belgica Francqui Foundation Rome Conference, September 2012

EPSA: 2nd Annual General Conference of the European Political Science Association, Berlin, 21-23 June 2012

European Political Economy Workshop (ERASMUS Universiteit Rotterdam), June 2012

ECARES @ 20, Brussels, May 2012

First Warwick Workshop in Political Economy (discussant), March 2012

Lisbon Meeting, September 2011 (Member of the organizing committee)

Priorat Workshop in Theoretical Political Science, June 2011 (Scientific Committee: Enriqueta Aragonès, Andrea Mattozzi, and Thomas Palfrey)

ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops - St Gallen, April 2011

MOVE (Markets, Organizations and Votes in Economics) workshop: Selection of Politicians, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, October 2010

Erasmus Workshop in Political Economy: Organization, Selection, Group Power and the Media: Rotterdam, June 2010.

Tax Forum (European Commission), March 2010.

PIEP (Harvard): Political Institutions and Economic Policy Conference - December 2009.

1st APE-X meeting (Analysis in Political Economy – bruXelles) on “The Rise and Fall of Democracy”, August 2009. Organizer

PEDI (Hoover – Stanford): Political Economy of Democratic Institutions – May 2009.

LSE-NYU Conference on Political Science and Political Economy – 2008.

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