Research and publications
Policy Warning Reports (PWR)
reports on the quality of governance aimed at providing the Romanian
objective advice from independent sources. The goal of the program is
monitor the socio-political and economic developments in order to
situations with crisis potential, initiate a public discussion and
recommendations for action. I contribute myself to these reports with
sections on public sector
reform, taxation and local issues.
Started in 1996 under
the name Foreign Policy, the current PolSci
is a Romanian peer-reviewed journal of political science edited and
twice a year on behalf of the
community of political scientists.
also publishes issue-specific policy briefs with ad-hoc analysis of
risky policies and proposals for remedial action. See a sample authored
by myself here.
||The journal publishes a
political science articles, especially from fields neglected until
recently in Romania, such
as comparative politics, public policy, political economy, or political
psychology, covering domestic or broader Central or South-East European
issues. See more on PolSci here.
individual research projects and fellowships resulted in published
chapters, and the co-editing of a Public Policy academic
a complete list of publications with samples of the most relevant
- Money for Our People?
Fiscal Decentralization and Corruption in Romania" Public
Administration and Development, no. 25, pg. 1-18, 2005
Veche: a case study in local development. Teaching material for the
LGI workshop in urbanism, Budapest, February 2005
failure of public
governance in SEE", in Bryane Michael, Rainer Kattel, Wolfgang
Drechsler (eds.) Enhancing the Capacities to Govern: Challenges
Facing the Central and Eastern European Countries, NISPAcee,
Transfers for Investments to Local Governments: the cases of the
roads fund, housing policy and district heating reform policy. SAR working papers
series no. 26. (with Csilla Kajtar)
cargo cult of democracy in Romania", in Thinking the
Unthinkable: From Thought to Policy, UNDP Bratislava, 2003.
- Halfway There: An
Assessment of the Fiscal Equalization System Reform in Romania. in S. Slukhai (ed), Equalization
Systems in Transition Countries, LGI Budapest, 2003.
- Fiscal Decentralization
in Romania: Reform Strategies on
the Short and Medium Term. Policy paper, RTI
International, 2002. (co-author Thomas Spofford)
- Grassroots of
Government: Strategies, Attitudes and Effectiveness in the Romanian
Local Administration, paper presented at the
workshop on Southeastern
Europe, Harvard University, February 2001
- The Ever-Expanding
Government: The Structural Instability of the Romanian Cabinets and the
Failing Institutional Reform. Crisis Alert Papers
Series, no. 1, Romanian Academic Society (SAR), Bucharest, January 2001.
- Non-Tax and Off-Budget
Revenues in Three CEE Local Governments, Metropolitan Research
Institute, Budapest, 1999. (co-authors
József Hegedüs, Jurij Navruzov and Orsolya Sebök)
- Tax Awareness in Romania and the Costs of the
Welfare State. Working papers
series, no. 11, Center for Public Policy (CeRPP), Bucharest, March 1999.
- Against All Odds: the
Case for Introducing Study Fees in the Romanian Public Universities. Working papers
series, no. 6, Center for Public Policy (CeRPP), Bucharest, September 1998.
- Local Government
Performance in Three Romanian Cities: A Pilot Study. Working papers series,
no. 5, Center for Public Policy (CeRPP), Bucharest, June
1998. (co-author Alina
- The Real Parliament of Romania: Opinions About Free
Market in the Lower Chamber. Working papers series,
no. 4, Center for Public Policy (CeRPP), Bucharest, June
1998. with the annnex The Future of
Economic Policies in Romania: the Opinions About Economy of the
Students in Economics, July
(co-author Dragos Aligica)
- 10 arguments against the
changing of the Romanian electoral system. Working papers series,
no. 2, Center for Public Policy (CeRPP), Bucharest, February 1998.
- 'Defending the Cabinet
against the Contract with Romania: Fiscal Traps' - Sfera
Politicii, Vol.5, No.51, August , 1997.
- 'Illusions of the
Gradual Reform in Eastern Europe' - Sfera Politicii,
Vol.5, No.48, April, 1997.
- 'Romanian Capitalism: A
Never-Ending Debate'. Revista de Cercetãri Sociale (Social Research
Review), Vol.3, No.1 (January), 1996.
- F. Hayek (ed), Capitalism
the Historians - London, 1954. Humanitas
House, Bucharest, 1998 (together with
- Norman Barry, Welfare
Science Concepts Series), Open University Press, 1992.
Publishing House, Bucharest, 1998 - with an introductory
study "Economy, philosophy and
the welfare state"
© 2005 Sorin