Faguet, Jean-Paul


Professor Jean-Paul Faguet  

Department

Position held

Department of International Development

Professor of the Political Economy of Development

Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Associate Researcher

Non LSE positions held

Department

Position held

Institute for the Study of the Americas (ISA)

Research Associate

University of California, Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies

Visiting Professor, 2008-2009

Experience keywords:

local institutions; policy reform; devolution; development economics; Latin America: economic development; fiscal architecture; decentralisation; social funds; local government effectiveness; political economy; political development; preference formation; public policy

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Dr Faguet is interested in decentralization and local governance, the interactions between civil society and public sector effectiveness, how civic cooperation can degenerate into social conflict, and spatial patterns of politics and violence at the subnational level, especially in Latin America and South Asia. Longer-term interests include the application of institutional theory to development statics and dynamics, the death of foreign aid and the rise of "development clubs", and how to blend qualitative and quantitative methodologies for social science research.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory BodiesPublic Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Bolivia; Ethiopia; South Asia; Chile; Nepal.; Belize; Bangladesh; Latin America; Argentina; Peru; Colombia

Languages:

Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

RadioTV

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)20 7955 6435

Publications

LSE Research Online, Funnelback Search

2014

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2014) Decentralization and governance World Development, 53. 2-13. ISSN 0305-750X

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2014) Decentralization and governance: a special issue of World Development, 2013 World Development, 53. ISSN 0305-750X

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2014) Can subnational autonomy strengthen democracy in Bolivia? Publius: the Journal of Federalism, 44 (1). 51-81. ISSN 0048-5950

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2014) Can sub-national autonomy strengthen democracy in Bolivia? Publius: the Journal of Federalism, 44 (1). 51-81. ISSN 0048-5950

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Sánchez, Fabio (2014) Decentralization and access to social services in Colombia Public Choice, 160 (1-2). 227-249. ISSN 0048-5829

Khan, Qaiser M. and Faguet, Jean-Paul and Gaukler, Christopher and Mekasha, Wendmsyamregne (2014) Improving basic services for the bottom forty percent: lessons from Ethiopia A World Bank study, 90430. World Bank Group, Washington, DC. ISBN 9781464803314

2012

Zuazo, Moira and Faguet, Jean-Paul and Bonifaz, Gustavo, eds (2012) Descentralización y democratización en Bolivia: La historia del Estado débil, la sociedad rebelde y el anhelo de democracia Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, La Paz, Bolivia. ISBN 9789995424572

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2012) Bonus web chapter: the micropolitical foundations of government in seven Bolivian municipalities In: Decentralization and Popular Democracy: Governance From Below in Bolivia. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, USA. ISBN 9780472118199

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2012) Decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, USA. ISBN 9780472118199

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2012) Datasets: decentralization and popular democracy: governance from below in Bolivia

Channa, Anila and Faguet, Jean-Paul (2012) Decentralization of health and education in developing countries: a quality-adjusted review of the empirical literature Economic organisation and public policy discussion papers, EOPP 38. STICERD, London, UK.

2011

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2011) Impacts and consequences of the new regime of autonomies in Bolivia: elements for duscussion Policy briefs, Inter-American Development Bank, New York, USA.

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2011) Decentralization and governance Economic Organisation and Public Policy Discussion Papers, EOPP 027. London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2009

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Ali, Zulfiqar (2009) Making reform work: institutions, dispositions, and the improving health of Bangladesh World Development, 37 (1). 208-218. ISSN 0305-750X

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2009) Mejorando la educación y la salud de los pobres: descentralización y reformas de política en Colombia Perspectivas, 7 (1). 73-88. ISSN 1690-6268

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2009) Governance from below in Bolivia: a theory of local government with two empirical tests Latin American Politics and Society, 51 (4). 29-68. ISSN 1531-426X

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Sánchez, Fabio (2009) Decentralization and access to social services in Colombia CLAS Working Paper, 26. University of California, California, USA.

2008

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2008) Colombia: seizing the peace Berkeley Review of Latin American Studies, Fall. 1-6.

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Shami, Mahvish (2008) Fiscal policy and spatial inequality in Latin America and beyond Policy research working paper series, The World Bank, Washington, DC, USA.

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Sánchez, Fabio (2008) Decentralization’s effects on educational outcomes in Bolivia and Colombia World Development, 36 (7). 1294-1316. ISSN 0305-750X

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2008) Decentralisation's effects on public investment: evidence and policy lessons from Bolivia and Colombia Journal of Development Studies, 44 (8). 1100-1121. ISSN 0022-0388

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2008) The determinants of central vs. local government investment: democracy and development in Bolivia In: Ghosh, Subir and Mishra, Santap Sanhari, (eds.) Decentralization and Development. Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India. ISBN 9788131417393

2007

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2007) To the MDGs and beyond: accountability and institutional innovation in Bangladesh Bangladesh development series, 14. The World Bank, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Ali, Zulfiqar (2007) A tale of two Upazilas : local governance and social development in Bangladesh 07-82. London School of Economics and Political Science, London.

2006

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Sanchez, Fabio (2006) Decentralization’s effects on educational outcomes in Bolivia and Colombia DEDPS working papers, 47. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Faguet, Jean-Paul and Wietzke, Frank-Borge (2006) Social funds and decentralisation: optimal institutional design Public Administration and Development, 26 (4). 303-315. ISSN 0271-2075

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2006) Decentralizing Bolivia: local government in the jungle In: Bardhan, Pranab and Mookherjee, Dilip, (eds.) Decentralization and Local Governance in Developing Countries. MIT Press, London, UK. ISBN 0262524546

2005

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2005) Governance from below: a theory of local government with two empirical tests Political economy and public policy papers, 12. STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2005) The effects of decentralisation on public investment: evidence and four lessons from Bolivia and Colombia Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 62. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2004

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2004) Building democracy in quicksand: altruism, empire and the United States Challenge, 47 (3). 73-93. ISSN 1558-1489

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2004) Does decentralization increase responsiveness to local needs?: evidence from Bolivia Journal of Public Economics, 88 (3-4). 867-893. ISSN 0047-2727

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2004) Democracy in the desert: civil society, nation-building and empire Crisis States Research Centre discussion papers, 3. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Mejía Mantilla, Carolina and Sánchez Torres, Fabio and Faguet, Jean-Paul (2004) The impact of political variables on budgets and social outcomes in a context of decentralization : the case of Colombia (El impacto de variables políticas sobre resultados presupuestales y sociales en un marco de descentralización : el caso de Colombia)

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2004) Why so much centralization? A model of primitive centripetal accumulation DEDPS, 43. Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2003

Besley, Timothy and Faguet, Jean-Paul and Tommasi, Mariano (2003) A synoptic guide to decentralization The Authors.

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2003) Building democracy in quicksand: America, altruism and empire Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2003) Decentralization and local government in Bolivia : an overview from the bottom up Crisis States Research Centre working papers series 1, 29. Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2002

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2002) A model of central vs decentralized government: self-interest and mis-allocation in Bolivia DESTIN working papers, 39. Development Studies Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

2000

Faguet, Jean-Paul (2000) Decentralization and local government performance: improving local service provision in Bolivia Revista de Economía del Rosario, 3 (1). 127-176. ISSN 0123-5362

1999

Faguet, Jean-Paul (1999) Experiencias internacionales en descentralización In: Manga, G., (ed.) Descentralizacion De Verdad: Soluciones Para Colombia. Imprenta Nacional, Bogotá, Colombia.

1998

Boone, Peter and Faguet, Jean-Paul (1998) Multilateral aid, politics and poverty: past failures and future challenges In: Grant, Richard and Nijman, Jan, (eds.) The Global Crisis in Foreign Aid. Space, place and society series. Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, USA, 11-28. ISBN 9780815627722


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In this book, Faguet identifies the factors that determine the outcomes of national decentralization on the local level .

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Awards

2013 W.J.M Mackenzie Book Prize for his book Decentralization and Popular Democracy: governance from below in Bolivia

 

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