Articles and chapters in books

Soto-Oñate, David and Gustavo Torrens (2023): «Institutional-cultural coherence and economic development: The case of the Spanish regions«, Journal of Comparative Economics, 51(1): 41-89.

Suárez-Eiroa, Brais, Emilio Fernández, David Soto-Oñate, Aida Ovejero-Campos, Pablo Urbieta and Gonzalo Méndez (2022): «A framework to allocate responsibilities of the global environmental concerns: A case study in Spain involving regions, municipalities, productive sectors, industrial parks, and companies«, Ecological Economics, 192: 107258.

Soto-Oñate, David and Ana C. Lemos-Nobre (2021): «The European Union landing obligation: The compliance problems derived from its multilevel approach«, Marine Policy, 132: 104666.

Soto-Oñate, David (2021): «Capital social, instituciones y economía en España«, Papeles de Economía Española, 168: 171-187.

Soto-Oñate, David (2020): «Desigualdade social en Galicia», in Luis Álvarez Pousa (dir.), Informe Galicia 2020. Santiago de Compostela: Atlántica.

Suárez Eiroa, Brais, Emilio Fernández Suárez, Gonzalo Méndez Martínez and David Soto-Oñate (2020): «A economía circular: unha mirada para Galicia«, CERNA, 82: 9-12.

Soto-Oñate, David and Ana C. Lemos-Nobre (2020): «Unreported landings across the EU Exclusive Economic Zones: The role of regional governance and social capital«, Marine Policy, 111C: in press.

Suárez Eiroa, Brais, Emilio Fernández Suárez, Gonzalo Méndez Martínez and David Soto-Oñate (2019): «Operational principles of Circular Economy for Sustainable Development: Linking theory and practice«, Journal of Cleaner Production, 214: 952-961.

Soto-Oñate, David (2017): «On the Cultural Legacy of Political Institutions: Evidence from the Spanish Regions«, Hacienda Pública Española/Review of Public Economics, 221(2): 47-82.

Soto-Oñate, David and Gonzalo Caballero (2017): «Oil spills, governance and institutional performance: The 1992 regime of liability and compensation for oil pollution damage«, Journal of Cleaner Production, 166: 299-311. [Table 3 reedited]

Caballero, Gonzalo and David Soto-Oñate (2017): «Environmental crime and judicial rectification of the Prestige oil spill: The polluter pays«, Marine Policy, 84(October): 213-219.

Caballero, Gonzalo and David Soto-Oñate (2016): «Why Transaction Costs are so Relevant in Political Governance? A New Institutional Survey«, Revista de Economia Política/Brazilian Journal of Political Economy, 36(2): 330-352.

Caballero, Gonzalo and David Soto-Oñate (2015): «The diversity and rapprochement of theories of institutional change: Original institutionalism and new institutional economics«, Journal of Economic Issues, 49(4): 947-977.

Soto-Oñate, David (2015): «The Historical Origins of Regional Economic Inequality in Spain: The Cultural Legacy of Political Institutions«, en N. Schofield and G. Caballero (eds.), The Political Economy of Governance: Institutions, Political Performance and Elections. Heidelberg: Springer.

Soto-Oñate, David (2014): «El componente estructural del capital social«, Administración e Cidadanía, 9(1): 123-136.

Caballero, Gonzalo and David Soto-Oñate (2013): «La nueva sociología económica y el nuevo institucionalismo en economía: enfoques contemporáneos«, in X.C. Arias and G. Caballero (eds.), Nuevo institucionalismo: gobernanza, economía y políticas públicas. Madrid: Centro de Investigaciones Sociológicas (CIS).


Research Projects

Principal Investigator. ARCA: Towards an Appropriate Climate Responsibility 2022-24.

Research team. ExPliCit: Exploring Plausible Circular futures 2023-25.

Research team. PROSPERA: Prospering without Growth 2021-26.

Research team. JUST2CE: A Just Transition to Circular Economy 2021-24.



9th International Degrowth Conference, (Zagreb, Croatia). Title: «A Polycentric Approach for a Post-Growth Social Order».

Presentación del número 168 de Papeles de Economía Española, Fundación de las Cajas de Ahorros (FUNCAS) (Madrid, Spain). Title: «Capital Social, Instituciones y Economía en España».

The Ostrom Workshop Colloquium Series, Indiana University (Bloomington, United States). Title: «Heterogeneous Effects of Liberal Institutions on Economic Development: The Role of Cultural Coherence with Formal Institutions».

V International Conference on Political Economy and Institutions (ICOPEAI), (Baiona, Spain). Title: «Searching for a Coherent Culture for Open Access Social Orders: The Role of Participative and Cooperative Traits».

XXIII Encuentros de Economía Pública, at University of Vigo (Ourense, Spain). Title: «Inclusive Institutions, Proximity and the Political Culture of Participation: An Empirical Investigation«.

19th Annual Conference of the International Society of New Institutional Economics, at Harvard University (Cambridge, USA). Title: «On the Institutional Origins of Regional Political Cultures across Spain».

The Ronald Coase Institute’s Workshop on Institutional Analysis 2014 (Manila, Philippines). Title: «On the Institutional Origins of Regional Political Cultures across Spain».

XIV Jornadas de Economía Crítica, at University of Valladolid (Valladolid, Spain). Title: «Los orígenes históricos de la desigualdad económica regional en España: El legado cultural de las instituciones formales».

III International Conference on Political Economy and Institutions (ICOPEAI), Baiona (Spain). Title: «Historical Institutions in the Origins of Regional Economic Inequality in Spain».

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