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University of Stirling


Dr Willem Sas

Early Career Fellow

Economics 3B68 University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Dr Willem Sas


My research spans the fields of public economics, behavioural economics and political economy, with a specific focus on multi-level government and the strategic interaction of politicians in such a multi-layered setting. More specifically, I'm interested in:

  • How devolved tax autonomy can hold local politicians responsible and accountable;
  • How the regional ties of politicians can affect national elections, leading to strategic voting, bailouts, and local over-borrowing;
  • New fiscal frameworks for the UK nations (and multi-level government in general)
  • The political economy of devolution;
  • Coalition formation and the importance of group-based social preferences (such as peer approval and group belonging);
  • Long-term care and public health investment.

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