Dr Alexandra Cirone

Dr Alexandra Cirone

Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Economy

Department of Government

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About me

Alexandra Cirone is a postdoctoral Fellow in Political Economy at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She defended her PhD in political science in June 2017 at Columbia University, where she previously obtained an MA (2010) and MPhil (2012) in Political Science. She has held fellowships at the Council for European Studies, Reid Hall in Paris, and the Global Public Policy Network.

Research interests

Alexandra specializes in political economy, comparative politics, and quantitative methods with a regional interest in Western Europe. Her research interests center on comparative institutions and multi-level governance, evidence based public policy, historical political economy, and European politics. Her work combines quantitative methods, micro-level time series data, and natural and/or quasi-experimental research designs with extensive archival research.

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Teaching responsibilities

  • GV264: Politics and Institutions in Europe
  • GV478: Political Science and Public Policy

Selected publications

Political Market Failure? How Government Strength Influences Technology Policy (with Johannes Urpelainen). October–November 2013. Technovation.

Taking a Closer Look at Organized Interests in the EU.  Perspectives on Europe. 2012. Volume 42: 2.

Trade sanctions in international environmental policy: Deterring or encouraging free riding? (with Johannes Urpelainen). September 2012, Conflict Management and Peace Science.

Politics as a Male Domain and Empowerment in India (with Rohini Pande and Lori Beaman). Chapter in The Impact of Gender Quotas(2012), edited by Franceschet, Krook, Piscopo. Oxford University Press.