Dr Sebastian Dellepiane Avellaneda

Senior Lecturer


Personal statement

Sebastian Dellepiane joined the department as a Lecturer in Public Policy in March 2012. He holds a MA in Political Economy and a PhD in Government from the University of Essex. He had previously studied economics and political science in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He held research positions in several European universities, including Essex University, University College Dublin, and the University of Antwerp. He has been guest lecturer at the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis, the Institute of Development Policy and Management in Antwerp, the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, and the German Development Institute in Bonn. Sebastian investigates and teaches in the area of political economy. His PhD focuses on the relationship between credible commitments and institutions by examining the origins, evolution and ultimate collapse of Argentina’s convertibility system (1991-2001).


Dynamics of public opinion and policy response under proportional and plurality elections
McGann Anthony J, Dellepiane-Avellaneda Sebastian, Bartle John
Economics and Politics (2022)
The domestic sources of sub-state foreign policymaking : determinants of subnational development cooperation across European regions
Reinsberg Bernhard, Dellepiane Sebastian
Journal of European Public Policy, pp. 1-26 (2022)
Development co‐operation by European regions : introducing the subnational donor governance dataset
Reinsberg Bernhard, Dellepiane Sebastian
Development Policy Review (2021)
Financial resource curse in the Eurozone periphery
Dellepiane-Avellaneda Sebastian, Hardiman Niamh, Heras Jon Las
Review of International Political Economy (2021)
Policy accommodation versus electoral turnover : policy representation in Britain, 1945-2015
Bartle John, Dellepiane Avellaneda Sebastian, McGann Anthony
Journal of Public Policy Vol 39, pp. 235-265 (2019)
Parallel lines? Policy mood in a plurinational democracy
McGann Anthony, Dellepiane-Avellaneda Sebastian, Bartle John
Electoral Studies Vol 58, pp. 48-57 (2019)

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Governance & Development

European & Comparative Political Economy

Qualitative & Mixed Methods

Case Study Methodology

Research Design 

Research interests

Comparative political economy

Politics of economic policy & institutions

Political economy of growth & development

Public opinion, political competition & policy representation

Social science methodology

Professional activities

Political economics in hard times: Revisiting the Argentine crisis of 2001/2
Invited speaker
Political Conditionalities and Foreign Aid
The European Periphery and European Integration
Invited speaker
When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective
Invited speaker
ECPR Research Sessions

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The Political Economy of Growth and Institutional Reform
Dellepiane Avellaneda, Sebastian (Principal Investigator)
26-Jan-2014 - 25-Jan-2015

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