Dr Abel Bojar


Dr Abel Bojar
Visiting Fellow 
European Institute

Email:  A.T.Bojar@lse.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7107 5402
Room: COW 1.10



Dr Abel Bojar is Visiting Fellow in the European Institute. In his previous role as a Teaching Fellow, he taught courses on Political Economy of Europe; Emerging Markets, Political Transition and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe; and Concepts in Political Economy. Abel Bojar's thesis was on “Public Budgeting and Electoral Dynamics after the Golden Age” in the European Institute. His thesis covers various aspects of the interaction between public budgeting and electoral behavior across advanced capitalist economies. He has been teaching on a number of courses since 2010 at the LSE, including Introduction to Quantitative Analysis in the Methodology Institute and the Political Economy of Transition and Emerging Markets in the European Institute. He received a Best Teacher’s Prize from LSE in the Lent Term of 2013. Alongside these, Dr Bojar participated in the summer school programme organised for students from ITAM University, Mexico,  where he delivered a lecture on the “Future of Europe”. Abel Bojar has participated in the organization of a number of seminars and conferences in the department, including the biweekly lunch seminar (EILS) of the Institute. He also attended a number of political science conferences and workshops, including ECPR Joint Sessions and SASE. Prior to his arrival to LSE, Abel Bojar had worked on macroeconomic analysis in Budapest, Hungary.

Selected Publications

2015. Intra-governmental dynamics in a political budget cycle setting: The moderating effect of coalition government. (European Union Politics, 16 (1): 90-115).

2016. The electoral advantage of the left in times of fiscal adjustment" (LSE "Europe in Question" Discussion Paper Series no. 103.).

2016. Biting the hand that feeds: Reconsidering partisanship in an age of permanent austerity. (Government and Opposition, forthcoming)

2016. Counter-cyclical voting in the United Kingdom (Political Studies, conditionally accepted)

2016. The electoral consequences of fiscal policy: a micro-level investigation of the impact of fiscal adjustment and political budget cycles. (Electoral Studies, conditionally accepted)


EU449 Emerging Markets, Political Transition and Economic Development in Central and Eastern Europe
EU452 Political Economy of Europe
EU455 Concepts in Political Economy