Professor Mark Thatcher

Professor Mark Thatcher

Professor in Comparative and International Politics

Department of Government

+44 (0)207 955 6730
Room No
CON 4.17
Office Hours
Currently on leave MT (2018)

About me

(* during Summer Term week 3 Mark's office hours will be Wednesday 4-6pm)

Mark Thatcher read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College Oxford, and then qualified as a Barrister. Thereafter he took his doctorate at Nuffield College, Oxford. He spent five years researching and lecturing in Paris, before joining LSE in 1995. He has also been a Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence. His book, Internationalisation and Economic Institutions (Oxford University Press, 2007) won the 2008 Charles Levine Prize for best book in comparative policy and administration awarded by the SOG committee of the International Political Science Association.

Research interests

  • Comparative Public Policy and Regulation
  • Heritage policy
  • EU policy and integration
  • Regulation of major industries

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV227 The Politics of Economic Policy
  • GV403 Network Regulation
  • GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change