Orestis Troumpounis

I am an Associate Professor in the University of Padova in Italy. I am also affiliated with the University of Lancaster where I previously worked full time. I also had the chance to work for two years in Carlos III in Madrid. I received my PhD in 2011 from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona.

My research is on political economy and public economics combining knowledge from economics and political science. My favorite publications appear on the Journal of Public Economics, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.



Technological change, campaign spending and polarization 

Balart, P., Casas, A., Troumpounis, O. 07/2022 In: Journal of Public Economics. 211.

Coordination with preferences over the coalition size

Louis, P., Troumpounis, O., Tsakas, N., Xefteris, D. 02/2022 In: Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. 194, p. 105-123

[This paper previously circulated as a WP on Protest voting in the laboratory ---what a title change!]

Electoral Rules, Strategic Entry and Polarization

Bol, D., Matakos, K., Troumpounis, O., Xefteris, D. 10/2019 In: Journal of Public Economics. 178.

Electoral competition with primaries and quality asymmetries
Grofman, B., Troumpounis, O., Xefteris, D. 01/2019 In: Journal of Politics. 81, 1, p. 260-273.

Sequential choice of sharing rules in collective contests
Balart, P., Flamand, S., Gürtler, O., Troumpounis, O. 10/2018 In: Journal of Public Economic Theory. 20, 5, p. 703-724.

Linking individual and collective contests through noise level and sharing rules
Balart, P., Chowdhury, S., Troumpounis, O. 06/2017 In: Economics Letters. 155, p. 126-130.

Electoral rule disproportionality and platform polarization
Matakos, K., Troumpounis, O., Xefteris, D. 10/2016 In: American Journal of Political Science. 60, 4, p. 1026-1043.

Incomplete information, proportional representation and strategic voting
Troumpounis, O., Xefteris, D. 12/2016 In: Social Choice and Welfare. 47, 4, p. 879-903.

Strategic choice of sharing rules in collective contests
Balart, P., Flamand, S., Troumpounis, O. 02/2016 In: Social Choice and Welfare. 46, 2, p. 239-262.

Participation quorums in costly meetings

Flamand, S., Troumpounis, O. 04/2014 In: Public Choice. 159, 1-2, p. 53-62.

On the distribution of public funding to political parties
Troumpounis, O. 09/2012 In: Economics Letters. 116, 3, p. 367-370.


Prize-sharing rules in collective rent-seeking
Flamand, S., Troumpounis, O. 27/05/2015 In: Companion to the political economy of rent seeking. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing p. 92-112.


Contact Details

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