Angelos Angelou

Angelos Angelou

PhD Candidate

European Institute

English, Greek
Key Expertise
Policy Making, Principal-Agent Analysis, Ideas in Economic Policy-Making

About me

Angelos Angelou is a PhD candidate in the European Institute. His work focuses on how international bureaucracies address new policy questions during times of crisis. Drawing from the European Commission's debt-management policies between 2009-2012, he argues that, during periods of uncertainty and cognitive ambiguity,  international bureaucracies tend to choose crisis-management policies that are seen as compatible with their institutional culture, independently of the principals’ preferences. In that sense, internal institutional features can prove to be more influential than anticipated by the standard state-centric narrative.

During his time at the LSE he has acted as the co-convenor of the Europe@LSE seminar series, while he was also a member of the LSE's Research Degree Sub-committee. 

Prior to the PhD, Angelos worked for the Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies, conducting research on issues of trade policy, and for the European External Action Service where he was a trainee in the Department of Global and Multilateral affairs.

Angelos holds an MA degree in European Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University- School of Advanced International Studies. During his postgraduate studies he worked as a research assistant for Professor David P. Calleo and was the of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Scholarship for European Studies. Angelos received his B.A degree (honours) from the University of Piraeus on International and European Studies.

Academic Supervisors

Professor Kevin Featherstone and Dr David Woodruff

Expertise Details

decision-making within international organizations; policymaking during times of crisis; principal-agent analysis; ideas in economic policy-making