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Xavier Ballart


Professor, UAB

Political Science and Public Administration, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Background and education

  • (1991) PhD Political Science and Public Administration, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona.
  • (1988) Master Public Affairs, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University.
  • (1985) B.A. Law, University of Barcelona.


Research interests

  • Public management, policy and program evaluation, targets and performance measures
  • Public service motivation, innovation and reform in public administration

Selected publications

  • Ballart, Xavier; Ripoll, Guillem

    2019.(online first) Judging Unethical Behavior: The Different Effects of External and Public Service Motivation.International Public Management Journal,Link
  • Ballart, Xavier; Galais, C

    2018.(online first) ¿Gestión pública, privada o por el tercer sector? Diferencias en los resultados en atención primaria de Cataluña.Atención Primaria,
  • Ballart, Xavier; Fuentes, Guillermo

    2018.(online first) Gaining Public Control on Heath Policy: the Politics of Scaling Up to Universal Health Coverage in Uruguay.Social Theory and Heath,Link
  • Ballart, Xavier; Rico, Guillem

    2018.Public or nonprofit? Career preferences and dimensions of public service motivation.Public Administration,1-17. DOI: 10.1111/padm.12403Link
  • Ballart, Xavier; Riba, C

    2017.Contextualized measures of public service motivation. The case of Spain.International Review of Administrative Sciences,83:43-62
  • Ballart, Xavier; Riba, C

    2016.La motivación para el servicio público de los altos funcionarios españoles.Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas,154
  • Ballart, Xavier; Güell, C

    2016.Qué cambia las políticas: Ideas contra intereses.Revista de Estudios Políticos,171
  • Ballart, Xavier; Noferini, Andrea

    2015.Pasqual Maragall, lideratge i gestió estratègica.Barcelona:Fundació Catalunya-Europa, Llegat Pasqual Maragall. WP #1.
  • Ballart, Xavier; Güell, C

    2015.Airport Ownership and Regulation in Spain: Explaining the Resistance to Change.Journal of Airport Transport Management,47:112-118
  • Ballart, Xavier; Riba, C

    2015.Contextualized Measures of Public Service Motivation.International Review of Administrative Sciences.,Published on line first.

Other Relevant Academic Experience

2000-2001 School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, US, Master Public Affairs, Program Evaluation Course.

2000-2006 College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium, Master European Studies, European Public Administration Course.  

2004-2005 University of Montpellier-CNRS, Public Management sessions.

Since 2005 Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, Phd and Master, Policy Analysis and Evaluation Course.

Since 2014 Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Master, Program Evaluation Course.

Since 2015 Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona, Erasmus Mundus Master, Public Management Course.