Gerard Padró i Miquel

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Research Programme Director

Researcher, State

Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Gerard Padró i Miquel is a Research Programme Director for the IGC’s State Effectiveness programme. He is a Professor of Economics at LSE, an affiliate of the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development, and an Associate of the STICERD Economic Organisation and Public Policy programme.

He is interested in the political economy of developing countries and has published work on the ethnic underpinnings of dictatorships and civil war.

Content by Gerard Padró i Miquel
  • Project

    The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya

    4 September 2014 | Robin Burgess, Remi Jedwab, Edward Miguel, Ameet Morjaria, Gerard Padró i Miquel

    Just how significant is ethnic favouritism in Africa? It’s a common aspect of Africa’s perception and many of the continents ills have been blamed on it. Yet, it has been quite difficult to find concrete evidence of this behaviour. So how much does it actually exist and what are the effects? We look at the case of Kenya and find strong empirical evidence of ethnic...

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  • Evidence Paper - State
    Publication - Evidence Paper

    IGC Evidence Paper - State

    2 September 2014 | Oriana Bandiera, Henrik Kleven, Eliana La Ferrara, Gerard Padró i Miquel, Michelle Tejada, Michel Azulai, Florian Blum

    In a sizable number of developing countries, the public sector fails to provide many, if not most, critical public goods necessary for economic development. The presence of a well-functioning state is key to encouraging economic growth. Part of this concerns having a public sector that has the capacity to raise revenues and spend them effectively; and that policymakers are...

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Email:

g.padro@lse.ac.uk

Research Programme Director

Researcher, State

Professor of Economics

London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)