|Present||Research Professor, Georgetown University|
Political Science and Economics
Honors and Awards
- Academia Europaea, member by election
- American Political Science Association, life member
Institutions and change (25)
Empires vs States Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics (2017)
The classical analytical category of “empire,” as opposed to “state,” “city,” “federation,” and other political forms, can account for a large number of historical and current experiences, including the past United States of America, the ...
Politometrics - Quantitative models of political institutions Oxford Research Enyclopedia of Politics (2017)
Logical models and statistical techniques have been used for measuring political and institutional variables, quantifying and explaining the relationships between them, testing theories, and evaluating institutional and policy alternatives. A number of cumulative and complementary ...
Is Democracy Compatible with Global Institutions? Constitutional Political Economy (2016)
The salience and relevance of the currently existing global institutionsraise the question of their compatibility with some reasonable notion of democracy.I hold that democracy, as a form of government based on social consent, can beoperationalized ...
BOOK-How Global Institutions Rule the World (2015)
“In this thoughtful and thought-provoking book, Josep Colomer demonstrates that effective institutions of global governance exist. A single world government is neither possible nor desirable. But it is also unnecessary. Instead, a number of effective ...
Equilibrium Institutions: The Federal-Proportional Trade-Off Public Choice (2013)
Durable democracies display a huge variety of combinations of basic institutionalformulas. A quantitative logical model shows that while there are multiple equilibrium setsof institutions, each involves some trade-off between the size of the country, the ...
The More Parties, the Greater Policy Stability European Political Science (2011)
This article discusses, models and quantifies the relationship between the number of parties in government and the degree of policy change or instability. Single-party governments, such as those formed in the United Kingdom for several ...
The Invisible Hand in Institutional Design Conference on ‘Designing Democratic Institutions’, London School of Economics (2008)
The design of political institutions is usually driven by politicians' and would-be rulers' ambition, the search for power, and calculations, estimates or expectations about the likely consequences of different institutional formulas to favor designers' self-interest. However, the outcomes ...
Political Institutions: Democracy and social choice (2001)
More complex political institutions produce more stable and socially efficient the outcomes; this book develops an extensive analysis of that relationship. It explores concepts, questions, and insights based on social choice theory, focusing on more ...
The Polish Games of Transition Communist and Post-Communist Studies (1994)
Using formal tools from game theory, the first phases of the process of transition to democracy in Poland in 1988-1989 are modeled as a succession of strategic interactions among political actors. Because the Polish process ...