Mihaela Vancea is a lecturer and senior researcher in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain). She is graduated in Mathematics and Sociology and obtained her PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the Pompeu Fabra University. She worked as a research assistant at the Sociology Institute of Lund University (Sweden) and as a postdoctoral researcher at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia (Spain). Her research interests include the study of migration processes in the network society, the sociology of migration, and public policies analysis. Her recent publications include “E-migrant Women in Catalonia: Mobile Telephone Use and Family Relationships’ Maintenance" (Gender, Technology and Development, 2013) and "Basic Income for Immigrants? Reflections on the Pull Effect of Social Benefits" (Basic Income Studies, 2012).
Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona, Spain
The Pompeu Fabra University is a public university, created in 1990 with the aim of becoming a benchmark in Europe. In prestigious international rankings, the UPF has been distinguished as a Campus of International Excellence (Ministry of Education, 2010), the First Spanish university (Times Higher Education ranking, 2011), one of the twenty European universities with more projects awarded by the European Research Council (ERC, 2011), and the First Spanish university in teaching quality (CYD Report, 2010).The Department of Political and Social Sciences has recently been selected for the CHE Excellence Ranking of Political Science Departments across Europe (www.che-ranking.de). It is well-known in the research fields of political behaviour, political theory, immigration, and socio-demography. The Spanish team of the European Social Survey (ESS) is established in the Department, which has recently created the Research and Expertise Centre for Survey Methodology (http://www.upf.edu/survey). The Health Inequalities Research Group (GREDS) - (Employment Conditions Network) (http://www.upf.edu/greds-emconet/) is also based in the Department of Political and Social Sciences. GREDS-EMCONET is part of the World Health Organization's Employment Conditions Knowledge Network.
Jacint Jordana is a professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. He has a PhD in Economics (Universitat de Barcelona. He has been a visiting fellow at the Australian National University, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, University of California (San Diego) and University of Konstanz. From 2005 to 2010 he was co-chair (together with David Levi-Faur) of the ECPR standing group on Regulatory Governance. Currently, he is director of the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), an inter-university research institute devoted to international studies.
His main research area is focused to the analysis of public policies, with special emphasis being laid on regulatory policy and regulatory governance. Recent publications include articles, among others, on the diffusion of regulatory institutions, the comparative development of domestic public policies, and policy making in policy networks. His publications include the edited books Mas Allá de Mercado. Las políticas de servicio universal en América Latina (Bellaterra, 2009) , and together with David Lavi-Faur, The politics of Regulation (Edward Elgar, 2004) and The rise of Regulatory Capitalism: The Global Diffusion of a New Order (Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, 598, 2005). Recently, he has published the study Export Promotion Organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean: An institutional Portrait (IDB, 2010), with Christian Volpi and Andres Gallo. He also has worked on topics related to collective action, policy diffusion and social capital, about which has published extensively.