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Politics Political economy & public policy

The policymaking process is complex and an integral part of governing. Many of our staff specialise and work on the intersection of economics and politics and on questions of public policy such as:

  • the political drivers of labour market & social welfare reforms
  • electoral promises & social welfare reforms in multiparty governments
  • the political economy of development
  • fiscal & monetary politics
  • the politics of taxation
  • energy & environmental politics
  • technocratic governance & credibility during economic crises
  • the politics of austerity
  • the role of politicians & parties in policy outcomes
  • political bargaining & coalition formation
  • governance & corruption
  • regulatory agencies & bureaucracies 
  • regulatory diffusion & innovations in Europe