Marta Reynal is an Affiliated Professor at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics. Reynal delivered an in-depth analysis about the role dynastic leaders play in securing growth and prosperity in developing countries. By gathering an extensive data about the different characteristics of political leaders, she suggests that the success of dynasties in terms of economic performance will depend on the strength of the executive constraints. Reynal concludes that dynastic leaders tend to perform better than non-dynastic ones when there are weak constraints and not very strong institutions.
Marta Reynal is a Ph. D. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Master with Honors from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF). Her research interests focus on the causes of civil wars, conflict resolution and the aftermath of conflict; rent seeking and ethnic polarization; She has also studies the effectiveness of aid and the economics of institutions.