Prof. Dr. Miquel Pellicer Gallardo

Miquel Pellicer Gallardo


Contact information

+49 6421 28-24530 miquel.pellicer@ 1 Ketzerbach 11
35032 Marburg
F|20 Institutsgebäude (Room: 005 resp. 00/0050)

Organizational unit

Philipps-Universität Marburg Zentrum für Konfliktforschung (ZfK)

Miquel Pellicer is professor for inequality and poverty at the Center for Conflict Studies also research affiliate at SALDRU, University of Cape Town.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen VitaVita

    I obtained my PhD at the European University Institute. Before joining Philipps University Marburg, I was Senior Lecturer in the School of Economics at the University of Cape Town and held Senior Researcher positions at GIGA Institute for Global and Area Studies, and the Institute of Political Science at the University of Duisburg Essen in Germany.

    Here is a link to my CV.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Research InterestsResearch Interests

    Multidimensional Inequality
    Political behavior
    Demand for redistribution
    Psychology of poverty and inequality
    Social policy evaluation

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen TeachingTeaching

    I teach the following seminars in conflict studies and political science:

    - Social Science Perspectives on Poverty
    - Multidimensional Inequality
    - Applied Distributive Justice
    - Challenging Inequality

    In my seminars, students not only discuss texts, but also conduct evaluations of policies and simple data analyses, with any skills required for data analysis provided in class.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Office HoursOffice Hours

    Office hours will be held online until further notice. Please request an appointment by email.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Current ProjectsCurrent Projects

    The Demand Side of Clientelism (with Eva Wegner, DFG 2017-2021). This project challenges the assumption that citizens are willing recipients of any clientelist benefits if only poor enough. The project combines focus groups, survey experiments, and lab experiments in South Africa and Tunisia to study citizen attitudes for different types of clientelism.

    My next project focuses on political inequality. This is an important emerging topic of research developed mainly in the US and, to a lesser extent, in Europe. In contrast, little is known about the extent of political inequality in poorer democracies. Do middle classes and disadvantaged groups in emerging democracies have political influence? Do informal linkages between politicians and citizens in poorer democracies empower non-elites?

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    Kincaid, H., Pellicer, M., E. Wegner (forthcoming), “Philosophy of Science Issues in Clientelism Research”, in, Kincaid H., and J. Van Bouwel (Eds.) Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Political Science.

    Barbabela, L. M. Pellicer and E. Wegner “Court Performance and Citizen Attitudes Towards Fighting Corruption” (2021) Governance

    Pellicer, M., E. Wegner, L. Benstead and E. Lust (2021) “Poor people’s beliefs and the dynamics of clientelism”, Journal of Theoretical Politics

    Pellicer, M., E. Wegner,  Markus Bayer, and Christian Tischmeyer (2020), “Clientelism from the Client's Perspective: A Meta-Analysis of Ethnographic Literature”, Perspectives on Politics.

    Pellicer, M., E. Wegner and A. de Juan, “Preferences for the Scope of Protest” (2020), Political Research Quarterly,

    Pellicer, M., R. Assaad, C. Krafft and C. Salemi (2020), “Grievances or Skills? The Effect of Education on Youth Political Participation in Egypt and Tunisia”, International Political Science Review.

    Chelwa, G. M. Pellicer and M. Maboshe (2019), “The impact of teacher pay on the quality, retention and productivity of teachers in Zambia”, South African Journal of Economics, 87(3), pp. 255-282.

    Pellicer, M. and P. Piraino (2019), “Effect of non-personnel resources on educational outcomes: Evidence from South Africa” Economic Development and Cultural Change, 67(4), pp. 907-934.

    Pellicer, M., P. Piraino and E. Wegner (2019), “Perceptions of inevitability and demand for redistribution: Evidence from a survey experiment”, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization 159 (March 2019), pp.  274-288.

  • Inhalt ausklappen Inhalt einklappen Papers in ProgressPapers in Progress

    “Estimating the effect of racial classification on labour market outcomes: A case study from Apartheid South Africa” (with Vimal Ranchhod)

     “Citizen Assessments of Clientelistic Practices in South Africa”, (with Eva Wegner, Markus Bayer, and Christian Tischmeyer)

    “The effect of the Peace Fund on well-being and social capital in Eastern DRC. Evidence from a quasi-experiment” (with Alexander De Juan, Carlo Koos, and Eva Wegner)

    “What is bad about clientelism? Citizen perceptions in South Africa and Tunisia” (with Eva Wegner)

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