Peer-reviewed articles

Lipcean, S. & McMenamin, I. (2024). Rethinking public funding of parties and corruption: Confronting theoretical complexity and challenging measurement. Governance 37(2): 537–559. DOI:

Bunea, A., Wüest, R. & Lipcean, S. (2024). Mapping the policy space of public stakeholder consultations: Evidence from the European Union. Journal of European Public Policy. DOI:

Bunea, A. & Lipcean, S. (2023). Understanding patterns of stakeholder participation in public commenting on bureaucratic policymaking: Evidence from the European Union. Regulation & Governance. DOI:

Lipcean, S. (2022). Direct public funding of political parties: Between proxy measures and hard data. Party Politics 28(6): 1041–1057. DOI:

Book chapters

Lipcean, S. & Casal Bértoa, F. (Forthcoming 2024). Political Financing and Political Corruption. In L. de Sousa & S. Coroado (eds.), Elgar Encyclopedia of Corruption and Society.

Lipcean, S. & Prohnitchi, E. (2024). Against The Mainstream? The Impact of Party Regulation in Political Competition in Moldova. In F. Casal Bértoa & L. Tsutskiridze (eds.), Money Rules: Parties, Oligarchs and Funding Regulation in Post-Soviet Countries. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.

Lipcean, S. & Ștefan, L. (2014). Implementing Right to Information: A Case Study of Moldova. In S. E. Trapnell (ed.), Right to Information: Case Studies on Implementation. Washington, DC: World Bank. [link]


Lipcean, S. (2021). Dataset on direct public funding of political parties across post-communist regimes 1990-2020. Harvard Dataverse. DOI:

Policy briefs & reports

Lipcean, S., Casal Bértoa, F. & Goguadze, N. (2022). Post-legislative scrutiny of election campaign finance legislation. London: Westminster Foundation for Democracy. [link]

Lipcean, S. & Turcan, R. (2020). Higher Education in Moldova at Crossroads or Throwing Good Money After Bad? Chisinau: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. [link]

Berbeca V., Lipcean S. (2020). National Army: Between Group Interests and Strategic Development. Chisinau: Institute of Public Policies. (in Romanian) [link]

Lipcean, S. (2018). Drawing Electoral Districts Boundaries: Between Neutrality and Political Partisanship. Chisinau: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, IDIS ‘Viitorul’. [link]

Lipcean, S. (2017). Problems and Challenges in the Financing of Parliamentary Elections in the Context of Changing the Electoral System. Chisinau: IDIS ‘Viitorul’, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. [link]