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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; Güell, C

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

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

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

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

    2012.Política para Apolíticos.Barcelona:Ariel.
  • Ballart, Xavier; Riba, C.

    2011.Minimum Income and Labour Market Integration Processes: Individual and Institutional Determinants..Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas,133: 43:58
  • Ballart, Xavier; Zapico, E.

    2010.Budget Reforms in Spain: Anything Else Beyond Budget Discipline?.In: Wanna, J.; Lotte, J.; DeVries, J.The reality of Budgetary Reform in OECD Nations. Trajectories and Consequences.Chelteham:Edward Elgar.
  • Ballart, Xavier.2010.Una presa difícil de atrapar: el rendimiento de gobiernos y administraciones públicas..Revista Española de Ciencia Política,22: 9-26
  • Ballart, Xavier; Monterde, L

    2010.Indicadors de Rendiment en la Gestió de la Salut a Catalunya.Barcelona:Generalitat de Catalunya, EAPC..

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.