IPP Policy Brief n°40 - May 2019Expressive voting and its costs
Democracy and Institutions
Policy-making follows a complex institutional process. Policy makers are chosen through precise rules on elections or appointment. Each public policy decision is subject to an accurate process, and results from the interaction of different authorities (executive and legislative power, local and national governments, independent administrative organizations). This key role of institutions and politics motivates the investigation of the impact of these factors on public policy efficiency.
IPP focus. IPP researchers investigate the impact of electoral rules on public policy decisions. They also study the impact of factors related to elected incumbents’ career (past seats, multiple office-holding), and to the structure of independent administrative organizations (central banks, regulatory authorities). The IPP is also interested in explaining the heterogeneity of politicians’ view on key public policy issues. The IPP “Democracy and Institutions” team relies on various methods: predictions from theoretical models, ex-post empirical evaluations using electoral data, analysis of survey data on elected incumbents.
Programme Director : Pierre Boyer
IPP Policy Brief n°38 - March 2019Sexual division of labour in the French Parliament
Authors: Quentin Lippmann
IPP Policy Brief n°22 - January 2016The impact of the media on court decisions
Authors: Aurélie Ouss, Arnaud Philippe
IPP Policy Brief n°7 - October 2013Should the ban on multiple mandates also apply to Senators?
Authors: Laurent Bach