Constantin Groll

International Research Training Group "Between Spaces"

Movements, Actors and Representations of Globalisation

Postdoctoral Fellow

Field of Activity

Project: "Fiscal and Tax policy, Federalism & Decentralization, Subnational Politics, Structural Heterogeneity, Development, and Inequality in Latin America"

Address Boltzmannstr. 4
14195 Berlin
Email cgroll@zedat.fu-berlin.de

Academic Career

since 10/15

PostDoctoral Researcher GK Between Spaces, FU Berlin

09/15

Visiting Researcher, FLACSO Spain, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain
02/15-09/15 PostDoctoral Researcher desigualdades.net
02/15 Dr. rer. pol. (Political Science), Freie Universität Berlin (summa cum laude)

03 - 05/2012

Visiting Researcher, ECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean), Santiago de Chile, Chile

since 07/11

Journal Editor, Critical Reviews on Latin American Research - CROLAR - www.crolar.org

12/09

Diplom (Master equiv.) in Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin 
 

08/06 – 03/07

Exchange Student, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Ciencias Sociales 

10/03 – 05/05

Magister Atrium (M.A.): Political Science, Economics, Islamic Science; Ruprecht Karls Universität Heidelberg
   
SS 2016

Staat und Entwicklung in Lateinamerika – Einführung in die
Analyse von Akteuren, Institutionen und Themenfeldern (PS)

WS 2012/2013

"Grundfragen der Politischen Ökonomie Lateinamerikas" (PS), mit Christian Ambrosius; (link zum Lehrveranstaltungskonzept)

SS 2011

"Einführung in die Politikfeldanalyse - Fiskal- und Agrarpolitik in Argentinien und Brasilien" (PS) mit Markus Rauchecker







My research is concerned with the interdependence of global economic processes and the re-production of social inequalities in Latin American federal states. The principal perspective applied to analyze this interdependence is to study the dynamics of the fiscal foundations of Latin American federations - either with a focus on the revenue collection side (tax policy), the expenditure side (fiscal and distributional policies), or the dynamics of subnational-national fiscal distribution regimes (fiscal federalism) in the light of a changing global economy. Most of my research draws on on a mixed-methodological research design, combining quantitative (econometric) analysis, as well as qualitative methododological tools.

Ongoing projects:

 The external dimension of subnational fiscal autonomy in Mexico and Argentina (book proposal)

 Global economic developments and sub-national fiscal capacity in Argentina and Mexico

 Fiscal policy and territorial inequality during the “commodity consensus”

 Asymmetries of knowledge in public finance (funded by E-Club, FU Berlin)

 Tax policy in and after the commodity boom in Latin America (with M. Valdés)

 Fiscal Policy Effects of Economic Crises (with Christian Ambrosius)

publication:

2016 The External Dimension of Subnational Fiscal Autonomy: Insights from the Mexican case, in: desiguALdades.net Working Paper Series 92, Berlin: desiguALdades.net.

(link: www.desigualdades.net/Resources/Working_Paper/WP-92-Groll-Online.pdf)

2014: Mexikos Föderalismus im Wandel [Changing federalism in Mexico]; in: Schröter, B. (ed.): Das politische System in Mexiko, VS Verlag (191-212).

2014: Die Ambivalenz der Kontrolle: Mexikanische Bundesstaaten und Munizipien zwischen Ausgabenkontrolle und fiskaler Autonomie seit der Demokratisierung; in: Jahrbuch des Föderalismus 2014, EZFF, Nomos.

review:

2013: Boundary Control, by E. Gibson, in: CROLAR - Critical Reviews on Latin American Research, Vol. 2(2).

2013: Patients of the state, by J. Auyero; in: ERLACS, Nr.94/1.

2012: Mobilizing Resources in Latin America by O. Sanchez in: CROLAR - Critical Reviews on Latin American Research, Vol. 1(2).

2012: Declining Inequality in Latin America. A Decade of Progress? by L.F. López-Calva & N. Lustig, Nora (ed.) in: CROLAR - Critical Reviews on Latin American Research, Vol. 1(1).