Protestors at the London Women's March in 2017

Political Behaviour

The Political Behaviour Group brings together a diverse group of faculty and students from across the LSE to share research on topics related to public opinion, voting and elections, political communication, civic participation, and political psychology.

Drawing on varied methodological perspectives and disciplinary traditions, and engaging researchers from other LSE departments (including Media and Communications, Methodology, Psychological and Behavioural Science), the group holds a weekly lunchtime research seminar throughout the academic year and hosts visiting scholars from across the UK and abroad.

Faculty members from the Political Behaviour Group are world leading experts in their field, regularly appear on national and international media, have been awarded numerous competitive research grants and fellowships from national and international funding bodies, and teach across the Department of Government Department's various BSc and MSc programmes.

Political Behaviour Seminar Series

The political Behaviour Seminar is supported by the Department of Government and is open to all members of the LSE community.


Thursdays, 15:30-17:00, departmental seminar room (CBG 4.17)

  • 3 October 2019
    Tinghua Yu (LSE): Polarization, Intrinsic Motivation, and Political Selection: Theory and Evidence from State Supreme Courts
  • 10 October 2019
    Moritz Osnabruegge and Sara Hobolt (LSE): Playing to the Gallery: How Politicians Use Emotive Rhetoric in Parliament 
  • 17 October 2019
    Jack Blumeneau (UCL)
  • 7 November 2019
    Hannah Kleider (KCL): Economic insecurity and attitudes towards immigrants: Evidence from a panel study

  • 14 November 2019 
    Ryan Enos (Harvard
  • 21 November 2019
    Dominik Duell (Essex) 
  • 28 November 2019
    Daniel Bischof (Zurich)
  • 5 December 2019
    Ryan Bakker (Essex)
  • 12 December 2019
    David Broockman (Stanford)
  • 20 February 2020
    Markus Wagner (Vienna)
  • 12 March 2020 
    Rose de Geus (Oxford)