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Jacint Jordana


President, IBEI

Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

ICREA Academia researcher


Jacint Jordana (Granollers, 1962) is Professor of Political Science and Administration at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) and ICREA Academia researcher. From 2004 to 2024 he directed the IBEI. Currently, he is the president.

He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Barcelona City Council, Associate Researcher at the Sciences Po Center of European Studies and Comparative Politics, as well as member of the Board of Trustees of the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB).

His main area of research focuses on the analysis of comparative public policies from a multilevel perspective, with special attention to regulatory policies and their specialized institutions. His recent publications include the books Policy Analysis in Spain (Policy Press, 2022), jointly edited with Laura Chaqués-Bonafont, Linguistic Claims and Political Conflicts (Routledge, 2021), together with Andrea Bianculli and Mónica Ferrín, and Barcelona, Madrid y el Estado (Catarata, 2019).

He was also the academic coordinator of the European project GLOBE (Horizon 2020), oriented to the study of emerging trends and scenarios in global governance and the role of the European Union.

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

IBEI Research Clusters

Selected publications

  • Roger, CharlesJordana, JacintHolesch, Adam; Schmitt, Lewin

    2022.Global Governance Research. Exploring Patterns of Growth, Diversity, and Inclusion.Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations,28(4):486-508LinkLogo open access
  • Koop, Christel; Jordana, Jacint

    2022.Regulatory independence and the quality of regulation.In:

    Maggetti, Martino; Di Mascio, Fabrizio; Natalini, Alessandro

    Handbook of Regulatory Authorities.Edward Elgar Publishing.Link
  • Fernández-i-Marín, XavierJordana, Jacint; Levi-Faur, David

    2022.The age of regulatory agencies: tracking differences and similarities over countries and sectors.In:

    Maggetti, Martino; Di Mascio, Fabrizio; Natalini, Alessandro

    Handbook of Regulatory Authorities.Edward Elgar Publishing.Link
  • Jordana, JacintHolesch, Adam; Triviño Salazar, Juan Carlos

    2022.Trans-governmental regulatory networks and the European Union’s involvement in global governance: an occasional instrument?.Journal of European Integration,44:5:677-693. DOI: 10.1080/07036337.2022.2073445Link
  • Jordana, JacintHolesch, Adam; Schmitt, Lewin

    2022.International Organizations and the Future of Global Governance. Technical Report - GLOBE Survey.IBEI Working Papers,2022/58.Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals.LinkLogo open access
  • Bianculli, Andrea C.Jordana, Jacint; Ferrín Pereira, Mónica

    2021.Demandas lingüísticas y conflicto político en España.Centro de Estudios Políticos y Constitucionales. Mº de la Presidencia.LinkLogo open access
  • Apaydin, FulyaJordana, Jacint

    2021.Managing expectations in financial markets: voluntary accountability practices of capital market regulators in Spain and Turkey.Socio-Economic Review,mwab047Link
  • Jordana, Jacint.2021.Special Section Articles: Regulatory Governance of Higher Education in Latin America (coordinator).Bulletin of Latin American Research,DOI:10.1111/blar.13233LinkLogo open access
  • Holesch, AdamJordana, Jacint

    2021.The politics of unilateral secession in the European Union: the case of Catalonia.Territory, Politics and Governance,LinkLogo open access
  • Apaydin, FulyaJordana, Jacint

    2020.Varying Power Configurations and the Accountability of Independent Regulatory Agencies.International Review of Public Policy,2:3:342-357LinkLogo open access
  • Jordana, Jacint.2019.Barcelona, Madrid y el Estado. Ciudades globales y el pulso por la independencia en Cataluña.Madrid:Catarata.Link
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