My main research is focused on the causes and consequences of administrative reforms.
Why did some politicians decide to create autonomous bureaucracies?
And which are the consequences of different types of public administration in relation to policy implementation? His analysis deals with the historical emergence of bureaucracies as well as with contemporary cross-country differences. His approach uses quantitative and qualitative methodological tools from fields such as Comparative Public Administration, Political Economy and New Institutional Economics.
Other research interests include science policy and the impact of separation/concentration of powers on economic policy-making and financial markets. He received his PhD from the University of Oxford and the Juan March Institute (Madrid) in 2007.
2012 – Associate Professor
2007-2011- Research Fellow
The Quality of Government Institute, University of Gothenburg
2007 PhD, Political Science, University of Oxford.
2002 Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Juan March Institute, Madrid.
2000 Master in Public Management, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ESADE Barcelona.
1999 Bachelor in Political Science, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Dr. Victor Lapuente
Department of Political Science
Box 711, SE-405 30
University of Gothenburg