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Maggetti, Martino, Fabrizio Gilardi and Claudio M. Radaelli (2012), Designing Research in the Social Sciences, London: SAGE Publications [Amazon] [Chapter 4: Statistical research designs for causal inference] [Chapter 7: Research designs for the study of interdependence]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2008), Delegation in the Regulatory State: Independent Regulatory Agencies in Western Europe, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar [Amazon] [Dataset on the formal independence of regulators]

Braun, Dietmar and Fabrizio Gilardi (eds) (2006), Delegation in Contemporary Democracies, London: Routledge [Amazon]


Fabrizio Gilardi (2016), “Four Ways We Can Improve Policy Diffusion Research”, State Politics & Policy Quarterly, 16(1): 8-21 [Link] [PDF]

Maggetti, Martino and Fabrizio Gilardi (2016), “Problems (and Solutions) in the Measurement of Policy Diffusion Mechanisms”, Journal of Public Policy, 36(1): 87-107 [Link] [PDF] [Supplementary information] [Dataset]

Gilardi, Fabrizio and Fabio Wasserfallen (2016), “How Socialization Attenuates Tax Competition”, British Journal of Political Science, 46(1): 45-65 [Link] [PDF] [Replication archive]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2015), “The Temporary Importance of Role Models for Women’s Political Representation”, American Journal of Political Science, 59(4): 957-970 [Link] [PDF] [Supporting Information] [Replication archive] [Blog post: English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano]

Bamert, Justus, Fabrizio Gilardi and Fabio Wasserfallen (2015), “Learning and the Diffusion of Regime Contention in the Arab Spring”, Research & Politics July-September 2015: 1-9 [Link] [PDF] [Replication archive]

Puppis, Manuel, Martino Maggetti, Fabrizio Gilardi, Jan Biela and Yannis Papadopoulos (2014), “The Political Communication of Independent Regulatory Agencies”, Swiss Political Science Review 20(3): 388-412 [Link] [PDF]

Maggetti, Martino and Fabrizio Gilardi (2014), “Network Governance and the Domestic Adoption of Soft Rules”, Journal of European Public Policy 21(9): 1293-1310 [Link] [PDF]

Maggetti, Martino and Fabrizio Gilardi (2011), “The Policy-Making Structure of European Regulatory Networks and the Domestic Adoption of Standards”, Journal of European Public Policy 18(6): 830-847 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2010), “Who Learns from What in Policy Diffusion Processes?” American Journal of Political Science 54(3): 650-666 [Link] [PDF] [Replication archive]

Bernauer, Thomas and Fabrizio Gilardi (2010), “Publication Output of Swiss Political Science Departments”, Swiss Political Science Review 16(2): 279-303 [Link] [PDF]

Meseguer, Covadonga and Fabrizio Gilardi (2009), “What Is New in the Study of Policy Diffusion?” Review of International Political Economy 16(3): 527-543 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio, Katharina Füglister, and Stéphane Luyet (2009), “Learning From Others: The Diffusion of Hospital Financing Reforms in OECD Countries”, Comparative Political Studies 42(4): 549-573 [Link] [PDF] [Replication archive]

Gilardi, Fabrizio and Katharina Füglister (2008), “Empirical Modeling of Policy Diffusion in Federal States: The Dyadic Approach”, Swiss Political Science Review 14(3): 413-450 [Link] [PDF] [Stata code for the creation of dyadic datasets]

Meseguer, Covadonga and Fabrizio Gilardi (2008), “Reflexiones sobre el debate acerca de la difusión de políticas”, Política y Gobierno 15(2): 315-351 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2007), “The Same, but Different: Central Banks, Regulatory Agencies, and the Politics of Delegation to Independent Authorities”, Comparative European Politics 5(3): 303-327 [Link] [PDF] [Replication archive]

Braun, Dietmar, Fabrizio Gilardi, Katharina Füglister, and Stéphane Luyet (2007), “Ex Pluribus Unum: Integrating the Different Strands of Policy Diffusion Theory”, Politische Vierteljahresschrift S38: 39-55 [Link] [PDF]

Braun, Dietmar and Fabrizio Gilardi (2006), “Taking ‘Galton’s Problem’ Seriously: Towards a Theory of Policy Diffusion”, Journal of Theoretical Politics 18(3): 298-322 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2005), “The Institutional Foundations of Regulatory Capitalism: The Diffusion of Independent Regulatory Agencies in Western Europe”, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 598: 84-101 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2005), “The Formal Independence of Regulators: A Comparison of 17 Countries and 7 Sectors”, Swiss Political Science Review 11(4): 139-167 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2002), “Policy Credibility and Delegation to Independent Regulatory Agencies: A Comparative Empirical Analysis”, Journal of European Public Policy 9(6): 873-893 [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio and Dietmar Braun (2002), “Delegation aus der Sicht der Prinzipal-Agent Theorie”, Politische Vierteljahresschrift 43(1): 147-161 [Link] [PDF]


Gilardi, Fabrizio (2014), “Methods for the analysis of policy interdependence,” in Engeli, Isabelle and Christine Rothmayr (eds), Comparative Policy Studies. Conceptual and Methodological Challenges, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio (2012), “Transnational Diffusion: Norms, Ideas, and Policies”, in Carlsnaes, Walter, Thomas Risse and Beth Simmons, Handbook of International Relations, 2nd Edition
London: SAGE Publications, pp. 453-477. [Link] [PDF]

Gilardi, Fabrizio and Martino Maggetti (2011), ”The Independence of Regulatory Authorities”, in Levi-Faur, David (ed.), Handbook on the Politics of Regulation, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 201-214. [Link] [PDF]