Dr Mireia  Borrell-Porta

Dr Mireia Borrell-Porta

Teaching Fellow in Political Economy of Europe

European Institute

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About me

Mireia is LSE Teaching fellow in Political Economy of Europe at the European Institute since October 2016. She completed her PhD in European Political Economy at the European Institute at the London School of Economics (LSE, 2016).

Prior to this she received an MSc in European Political Economy by the same institution and a BSc in Economics by Pompeu Fabra University (UPF).

She has been a Post-doctoral Research Officer at the Department of Social Policy at Oxford University for one year, where, together with Prof. Mary Daly, she has developed the Oxford Family Policy Database, available at https://familypolicyox.web.ox.ac.uk and funded by the John Fell Fund.

Research interests

Mireia’s main research interests focus on the impact of family policy on individuals’ decisions to care and work and on the relationship between social norms and individual behaviour. Her PhD thesis analysed the extent to which the effects of family values on individual behaviour are resilient to changes in economic incentives (title: ‘The limits of economic convergence in the EU: the interplay between family values and economic incentives in shaping individual behaviour in social care’).

Mireia has used a range of quantitative methods in her research and has experience using large-scale survey data such as the British Household Panel Data and Understanding Society, the German Socio-economic Panel, the Millennium Cohort Study, Eurobarometer, the British Social Attitudes Survey and the European Values Study.