Carles Boix

Robert Garrett Professor in Politics
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs
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Carles Boix is the Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs in the Department of Politics and the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He teaches and does research on political economy and comparative politics, particularly on empirical democratic theory, the choice of institutions and their consequences for growth and inequality. He is the Director of the Institutions & Political Economy Research Group at the University of Barcelona.

Carles Boix is the author of Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads: Technological Change and the Future of Politics (Princeton University Press, 2019), and Political Order and Inequality (Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics, 2015). Earlier books include: Political Parties, Growth and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 1998); L’obertura catalana (Idees, 2002); and Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2003), and he is co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007). Professor Boix has received the William Riker award for the best book on political economy twice, the Mattei Dogan award for best book published in the field of comparative research and the Heinz Eulau award for best article published in the American Political Science Review. Professor Boix was a Guggenheim fellow in 2004-05. His current research projects include: an empirical and theoretical examination of the sources and evolution of inequality; the application of agent-based models to understand the formation of states; and an exploration of party-base representation in democracies in the 19th and 20th centuries. Before joining Princeton he taught at the University of Chicago. Ph.D. Harvard University.