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Análisis de datos con R en estudios internacionales

Introducción a R, Variables, Exploración, Transformación, Visualización, Descarga, Datos internacionales

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Recent Posts

Released the UCL dataset

New dataset on the teams that have played the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals since 1980.

De Hasél a la democracia 'ejemplar': ¿por qué fallan los rankings internacionales?

Existe una gran discrepancia entre lo que observan los rankings sobre la democracia española y lo que denuncian diferentes sectores tanto fuera como dentro del país.

V-Party is likely to produce systematic bias

Coding decisions, taken by a reduced number of five experts living in the country, are decisively affected when the national issue is salient and some parties to be coded represent national minorities.

Recent Publications

The Power of Cohesiveness. Internal Factors that Influence the External Performance of Regions

This article looks at the internal mechanisms that contribute to the cohesiveness of regional groupings and facilitate their external performance.

Internal cohesiveness of regions. Factors contributing to their external perfomance

This study aims to review the main contributions in the field of regional cohesion and explore the possibilities of analyzing the regions from a comparative perspective.

Recent & Upcoming Talks

La experiencia de un nuevo diseño de las asignaturas online en la docencia de Relaciones Internacionales

El presente trabajo realiza una primera evaluación de la eficacia del diseño de asignaturas Reto-NIU a partir de la experiencia …

RStudio Cloud en la docencia online en asignaturas de metodología y estadística | Webinar UOC

Jordi Mas, profesor de los Estudios de Derecho y Ciencias Políticas de la UOC, detalló el pasado 20 de mayo el funcionamiento y las …
Jordi Mas

Jordi Mas

Professor of International Politics

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya


Jordi Mas is a professor of international politics at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC). His research interests include regionalism and international political economy. He teaches several courses in the International Relations undergraduate program and the Conflict, Peace, and Security master’s program at UOC, mainly in the fields of Data Analysis, Research Methods, and International Politics.

In this website you will find resources oriented to teach the use of Data in International Politics. It includes posts, exercises, and videos in Catalan, Spanish, and English.


  • International Political Economy
  • Data Analysis
  • Political and Economic Institutions
  • Regionalism
  • European Union


  • PhD in Politics, Policy, and International Relations, 2018

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • MSc in Political Economy of Europe, 2014

    London School of Economics

  • MSc in International Relations, Security, and Development, 2014

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

  • BSc in Political Science and Public Management, 2013

    Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona












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Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Sep 2018 – Present Barcelona

Responsibilities include:

  • Teaching International Politics
  • Teaching Data Analysis and Research Methods
  • Research on Regionalism

Predoctoral researcher

Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals

Apr 2014 – Jul 2018 Barcelona
Taught Research Methods, International Relations Theory, Political Economy of Development, and The EU in the World.


Statistics with R

Advanced Statistics
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Data Scientist with R

Statistics and Machine Learning
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Data Analyst with R

Tidying, Wrangling and Visualizing Data
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