Willem Sas

University of Stirling
Lecturer, Division of Economics


Dr Willem Sas is a lecturer in economics with the Division of Economics, University of Stirling. His research spans the fields of public economics, behavioural economics and political economy, with a specific focus on fiscal decentralisation and multi-level government. His research interests include:
The strategic interaction between politicians in a multi-layered setting;
New fiscal frameworks for the devolved UK nations (and multi-level governance in general);
How devolved tax autonomy can hold local politicians responsible and accountable;
How the regional ties of politicians can affect national elections, leading to strategic voting, bailouts, and local over-borrowing;
The political economy of devolution;
Coalition formation and the importance of group-based social preferences (such as peer approval and group belonging).



Posts by this author

Catalan & Spanish flags on a wall

Independence and Dependence: Two sides of the same coin

What lessons might the economic theory of fiscal federalism have for the Catalan and Spanish administrations, asks Dr Willem Sas,