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Victor Lapuente Gine


Victor Lapuente Gine
+46 31 786 6138

Room number: B532
Postal Address: Box 711, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 41123 Göteborg

Department of Political Science (More Information)
Box 711
405 30 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Sprängkullsgatan 19 , 411 23 Göteborg

About Victor Lapuente Gine


Lapuente is a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and a Research Fellow at the Quality of Government Institute (QoG Institute), University of Gothenburg. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Oxford and the Juan March Institute (Madrid) and joined the QoG Institute in 2007.

Areas of interest

Lapuente's research deals mostly with comparative public administration and corruption. Why do some countries build up autonomous “Weberian” administrations? Do some political regimes produce administrations with higher quality of government and lower levels of corruption than others? Why some countries adopt New Public Management reforms?

Other research interests include the impact of separation of powers on economic policy making and financial markets: do systems with mechanisms of separation of powers produce different economic policies or affect financial markets in a systematic manner? Under which circumstances separation of powers leads to economic policy gridlock and when does it lead it to consensual decision-making?

Current research

Lapuente is working on the effects of a politicized administration vis-à-vis a meritocratic one on a series of economic and political variables. In addition, he is involved in a large research project to map the level of corruption (and Quality of Government) in Europe, both at national as well as at sub-national level.  

Teaching and tutoring

Lapuente is the coordinator of the course The Quality of Government in a Comparative Perspective (SK2212) and teaches on the International Administration and Global Governance (IAAG) Master's Programme.


Please see CV.


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The prudent entrepreneurs: women and public sector innovation
Victor Lapuente, K. Suzuki
Journal of European Public Policy, Journal article 2020
Journal article

Goats or wolves? Private sector managers in the public sector
Victor Lapuente, K. Suzuki, S. Van de Walle
Governance-an International Journal of Policy Administration and Institutions, Journal article 2020
Journal article



Mapping the Quality of Government in Europe
Bo Rothstein, Victor Lapuente, Nicholas Charron
Stockholm, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Report 2018

Mayors and Corruption in Spain: Same Rules, Different Outcomes
Salvador Parrado, Carl Dahlström, Victor Lapuente
South European Society and Politics, Journal article 2018
Journal article

Does Private Sector Experience Matter for Public Managers?
Steven Van de Walle, Kohei Suzuki, Victor Lapuente
The 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference. Edinburgh, Scotland: 11-13 April 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution


The Prudent Entrepreneurs: Women and Public Sector Innovation
Kohei Suzuki, Victor Lapuente
Gothenburg, Quality of Government Institute, Working paper 2017
Working paper

The Prudent Entrepreneurs: Women and Public Sector Innovation
Kohei Suzuki, Victor Lapuente
Public Service Innovation Conference 2017, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

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