Academic Publications

Serra, Gilles. 2019. "Primaries, Conventions, and Other Methods for Nominating Candidates: How Do They Matter?" In The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice, eds. Roger Congleton, Bernard Grofman, and Stefan Voigt. Oxford: Oxford University Press (accepted, forthcoming). Link

Serra, Gilles. 2018. “Should We Expect Primary Elections to Create Polarization? A Robust Median Voter Theorem with Rational Parties.” In The Routledge Handbook of Primary Elections, edited by Robert G. Boatright. New York: Routledge, 72-94. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2018. “The Electoral Strategies of a Populist Candidate: Does Charisma Discourage Experience and Encourage Extremism?” Journal of Theoretical Politics 30 (1), January: 45-73. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2017. “Clientelismo y Corrupción Electoral en México: Persistencia a Pesar de los Avances Legislativos.” Revista Mexicana de Estudios Electorales 17 (primer semestre), enero-junio: 149-174. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2017. “Congressional Negotiations with Costly Voting: Understanding the Reforms to PEMEX in 2006-2008.” In State, Institutions and Democracy: Contributions of Political Economy, edited by Norman Schofield and Gonzalo Caballero. New York: Springer, 295-326. Link

Shepsle, Kenneth A. 2016. Analizar la Política: Comportamiento, Instituciones y Racionalidad. 2ª edición. Traducción de Gilles Serra. México, Ciudad de México: CIDE. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2016. “La Elección Racional para Analizar la Política en el Mundo de Habla Hispana.” En Analizar la Política: Comportamiento, Instituciones y Racionalidad, Kenneth A. Shepsle, traducción de Gilles Serra. México, Ciudad de México: CIDE, 17-28. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2016. "Comprar, coaccionar y desinformar al votante: Problemas duraderos de la democracia mexicana." Política y Gobierno XXIII (2), II semestre: 409-435. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2016. "Vote buying with illegal resources: Manifestation of a weak rule of law in Mexico." Journal of Politics in Latin America 8 (1), May: 129–150. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2015. "Enduring Challenges to Mexico's Electoral Democracy: Vote Buying and Vote Coercion in Subnational Politics." Taiwan Journal of Democracy 11 (2), December: 53-74. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2015. "No Polarization in Spite of Primaries: A Median Voter Theorem with Competitive Nominations." In The Political Economy of Governance: Institutions, Political Performance and Elections, eds. Norman Schofield and Gonzalo Caballero. Switzerland: Springer (May), 211-229. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2014. "The 2012 Elections in Mexico: Return of the Dominant Party." Electoral Studies 34 (June): 349–353. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2013. "Demise and Resurrection of a Dominant Party: Understanding the PRI's Comeback in Mexico." Journal of Politics in Latin America 5 (3), December: 133-154. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2013. "When Will Incumbents Avoid a Primary Challenge? Aggregation of Partial Information About Candidates' Valence." In Advances in Political Economy: Institutions, Modelling and Empirical Analysis, eds. Norman Schofield, Gonzalo Caballero and Daniel Kselman. Berlin: Springer (March), 217-248. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2012. "The Risk of Partyarchy and Democratic Backsliding: Mexico's 2007 Electoral Reform." Taiwan Journal of Democracy 8 (1), July: 93-118. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2011. “La Reforma Electoral en México: ¿Un Retroceso Democrático?,” en Caleidoscopio de la Innovación Democrática en América Latina, edited by Yanina Welp y Laurence Whitehead. México Distrito Federal: FLACSO (junio), 75-95. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2011. "Why Primaries? The Party's Tradeoff between Policy and Valence." Journal of Theoretical Politics 23 (1), January: 21-51. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2010. "Polarization of What? A Model of Elections with Endogenous Valence." Journal of Politics 72 (2), April: 426-437. (Includes the appendix with the proofs). Link

Serra, Gilles. 2009. “Una lectura crítica de la reforma electoral en México a raíz de la elección de 2006.” Política y Gobierno XVI (2), segundo semestre: 411-427. Link

Serra, Gilles. 2004. "A Chance for Peace? Recommendations from Negotiation Theory to Demobilize the Paramilitaries in Colombia." Harvard Kennedy School Review 5 (May): 65-83. Link

Posted Working Papers

Serra, Gilles. 2017. “Contagious sincerity: When should we expect partisan primaries in one party to induce partisan primaries in the rival party?” CIDE Working Papers DTEP-291 (June). Link

Serra, Gilles. 2013. "Was Mexico's 2012 Election Undemocratic? Assessing the Fraud Accusations." CIDE Working Papers DTEP-259 (October). Link

Serra, Gilles. 2011. "How could Pemex be Reformed? An Analytical Framework Based on Congressional Politics." CIDE Working Papers DTEP-233 (November). Link

Serra, Gilles. 2007. "Primary Elections or Smoke-Filled Rooms: A Theory of Party Democratization in Latin America." Presented at the annual meeting of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA). Montréal, Canada (September 5-8). Link

Other Publications

Serra, Gilles. 2014. "Review of Selecting Women, Electing Women: Political Representation and Candidate Selection in Latin America by Magda Hinojosa. [in Spanish]" Política y Gobierno XXI (1), January: 233-239. Link