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Jacint Jordana

Jacint Jordana

Director, IBEI

Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra


Jacint Jordana (Granollers, 1962) is professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has a PhD in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona, 1992). He has been visiting fellow at the Copenhagen Business School, Australian National University, Wissenschafts Zentrum Berlin, University of California (San Diego) and Konstanz University. From 2005 to 2010 he was co-chair (together with David Levi-Faur) of the ECPR standing group on Regulatory Governance . Currently, he is director of the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), an inter-university research institute devoted to international studies.

His main research area is focused to the analysis of public policies, with special emphasis being laid on regulatory policy and regulatory governance. Recent publications include articles, among others, on the diffusion of regulatory institutions, the comparative development of domestic public policies, and policy making in policy networks. His publications include the edited books "Accountability and Regulatory Governance" (Palgrave, 2014), edited with A. Bianculli adn X. fernandez-Marín, and together with David Lavi-Faur, "The politics of Regulation" (Edward Elgar, 2004) and "The rise of Regulatory Capitalism: The Global Diffusion of a New Order" (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 598, 2005).He also has worked on topics related to collective action, policy diffusion and social capital, about which has published extensively.

Background and education

  • (1992) PhD in Economics, University of Barcelona


Research interests

  • Collective Action and Policy Networks
  • Telecommunications Policies
  • Political Economy of Latin America
  • Regulatory governance
  • Regulatory Agencies

Selected publications

  • Jordana, Jacint; Susana Borras.2017When regional innovation policies meet policy rationales and evidence: a plea for policy analysisEuropean Planning Studies (online first),
  • Bianculli, Andrea C.; Jordana, Jacint; Fernández-i-Marín, Xavier.2016Are regulatory agencies independent in practice? Evidence from board members in Spain.Regulation & Governance,10 (3):230-247. DOI: 10.1111/rego.12084Link
  • Jordana, Jacint; Bianculli, Andrea C Garcia Juanatey, Ana.2015International Networks as Drivers of Agency Independence: The Case of the Spanish Nuclear Safety Council.Administration and Society,Link
  • Jordana, Jacint; Bianculli, Andrea C Fernández Marín, Xavier (Eds)2015Accountability and Regulatory Governance.Kensington:PalgraveLink
  • Jordana, Jacint; Rosas, Guillermo.2014When do Autonomous Banking Regulators Promote Stability?European Journal of Political Research,53 (4)Link
  • Jordana, Jacint.2014Multiple Crisis and Policy Dismantling in Spain: Political Strategies and Distributive Implications.Political Studies Review,12 (2)Link
  • Bianculli, Andrea C.; Jordana, Jacint.2013The unattainable politics of child benefits policy in SpainJournal of European Social Policy,23 (5):504-520; doi:10.1177/0958928713499176Link
  • Jordana, Jacint2011.The Institutional Development of Latin American Regulatory StateIn: D. Levi-Faur (Ed)Handbook on the Politics of RegulationEdwar Elgar:CheltenhamLink
  • Jordana, Jacint; Ramió, Carles.2010Delegation, Presidential Regimes and Latin American Regulatory Agencies.Journal of Politics in Latin America,2 (1)Link
  • The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Agencies: Channels of Transfer and Stages of DiffusionJordana, Jacint; Fernandez Pons, Xavier; David Levi-Faur20092009/28
  • Regulation in the Age of Globalization: The Diffusion of Regulatory Agencies across Europe and LatinJordana, Jacint; Fabrizio Gilardi; David Levi-Faur20062006/1