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The Institutions and Political Economy Research Group (IPERG) is a research center directed by Prof. Carles Boix.

The main goal of IPERG is to foster the study of the role of institutions (from political regimes to parties and electoral norms) on the emergence of political order and stability, the political representation of individual and social interests, and economic development and redistribution.

A second objective of IPERG is to encourage greater integration among various parts of the social sciences in Barcelona, particularly among political science, economics, sociology and history.

IPERG is housed at the University of Barcelona (UB) and institutionally supported by UB’s School of Economics and the Fundació Bosch Gimpera. Its fellows’ research is funded by the European Research Council, AGAUR and La Caixa.