Gavoille Nicolas

Gavoille Nicolas

Associate Professor. BSc Courses: Economics Specialisation; Mathematics; Econometrics; Game Theory Department of Economics


Nicolas Gavoille is an Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga since 2020 and was Assistant Professor since 2015. His main research interests are in the field of political economy and public economics. He published articles in academic reviews such as the European Economic Review, the European Journal of Political Economy, the International Review of Law and Economics and the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Rennes 1, France, and is a board member of the Baltic Economic Association and a member of the Editorial Committee of the Baltic Journal of Economics. He is also a member of the European Public Choice Society, of the French Economic Association and of the Condorcet Center for Political Economy.


PhD, University of Rennes 1

Research interests

Political economy & Public economics

Selected publications

Gavoille, N. (2018). Who are the ‘ghost’MPs? Evidence from the French parliament. European Journal of Political Economy53, 134-148.

Gavoille, N., & Verschelde, M. (2017). Electoral competition and political selection: An analysis of the activity of French deputies, 1958–2012. European Economic Review92, 180-195.

Padovano, F., & Gavoille, N. (2017). Legislative cycles in a semipresidential system. Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics JITE173(3), 470-497.

Fiorino, N., Gavoille, N., & Padovano, F. (2015). Rewarding judicial independence: Evidence from the Italian Constitutional Court. International Review of Law and Economics43, 56-66.


Membership in professional organizations

French Economic Association

European Public Choice society

Condorcet Center for Political Economy

Forum for Research on Eastern Europe and Emerging Economies (FREE) network


Grants & Awards

Doctoral scholarship from the Ministry of Research, France (2011-2014)


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