Carles Boix

Princeton Faculty
Robert Garrett Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, School of Public and International Affairs
Office Phone
433 Robertson Hall

Carles Boix teaches and conducts research on comparative political economy and democratic theory.

In his forthcoming book, Democratic Capitalism at the Crossroads, he explores how technological change and the quest for automation since the first industrial revolution has affected and will affect employment, wages and the possibility of democratic politics. His first book, Political Parties, Growth and Equality (Cambridge University Press, 1998), examined the different means through which partisan governments manage the economy in a globalized world. In Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2003), he describes the economic and institutional conditions behind democratic transitions and consolidations. In Political Order and Inequality (Cambridge University Press, 2015), he explores the factors behind the formation of the state and economic inequality. He has been also the co-editor of the Oxford Handbook of Comparative Politics (Oxford University Press, 2007) and has published in leading journals such American Political Science Review, American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Law, Economics and Organization, Journal of Politics, International Organization, and World Politics.

Professor Boix graduated in Law from the University of Barcelona, received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard and taught at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago before joining Princeton. He is a Guggenheim fellow and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He has been a member of the “Consell Assessor de la Transició Nacional,” an advisory board set up by the Catalan government in 2013 to develop key reports on the path to achieve Catalonia’s independence.