Orestis Troumpounis

I received my PhD in 2011 from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona. Currently I am an Associate Professor in the University of Padova. 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.

My research uses applied microeconomic theory to tackle questions on political economy and public economics, often at the intersection with political science.


Selected Current Research

Police Militarization and Local Elections

Mavridis, C., Troumpounis, O., Zanardi, M., Surrey Discussion Papers in Economics, 02/2021.

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Protests and Police Militarization

Mavridis, C., Troumpounis, O., Zanardi, M.

Protest voting in the laboratory

Louis, P., Troumpounis, O., Tsakas, N., Xefteris. D, 4/02/2020, Working Paper : Lancaster University, Department of Economics. [R&R]

Technological change, campaign spending and polarization
Balart, P., Casas, A., Troumpounis, O. 1/05/2019 Working Paper : Lancaster University, Department of Economics. [R&R]

Electoral Institutions and Intraparty Cohesion
Matakos, K., Savolainen, R., Troumpounis, O., Tukiainen, J., Xefteris, D., 12/07/2018 VATT Institute for Economic Research Working Papers 109. [R&R]

Communication and the Emergence of a Unidimensional World

Louis, P., Troumpounis, O., Tsakas, N. 18/04/2017: SSRN Working Paper

Background photo: The anatomical theatre of the university of Padova. Dating from the 16th century is the world’s first permanent anatomical theatre.



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

Via Del Santo 33, 35123, Padova, Italy