Dr Stephanie Rickard

Dr Stephanie Rickard

Associate Professor of Political Science

Department of Government

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Tuesdays 11:00 -12:00 and 14:00 - 15:00 (by appointment via LSE for You)
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About me

Stephanie J. Rickard is an Associate Professor of Political Science at the London School of Economics in the Department of Government. She earned her PhD at the University of California, San Diego and her BA at the University of Rochester. Her research examines the effects of political institutions on economic policies and appears in journals such as International OrganizationThe Journal of PoliticsBritish Journal of Political Science, and Comparative Political Studies.

Her current research includes a study of “buy national” procurement policies and an investigation into how national elections impact IMF loan negotiations. She is a member of the International Political Economy Society’s steering committee and was recently elected to the Governing Council of the International Studies Association. She has appeared on BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme to discuss various events in the global economy, including the leadership contests at the WTO and IMF.

Research interests

  • International trade politics
  • Redistribution
  • Globalization
  • Strategic budgeteering
  • Electoral institutions
  • Industrial subsidies
  • Comparative welfare states
  • Labour market regulation
  • Government procurement; International organizations

Teaching responsibilities

  • GV313: Politics of Trade in Comparative Perspective
  • GV4F8: Institutions and Global Trade