The Political Science and Political Economy (PSPE) research group at the LSE brings together faculty and PhD students who do quantitative and/or formal research on political institutions, political behaviour, public policy, and political economy.
We organise a weekly Research Seminar and Doctoral Workshop/ Work in Progress Seminar. We also publish a working paper series and hold an annual conference (jointly with the Department of Politics at New York University).
Our activities are supported by the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) and the LSE Government Department.
PSPE events and activities
5th Annual PSPE Conference - 30th May 2014
5th Annual LSE-NYU Conference on Political Science and Political Economy
Some of the papers that will be presented include:
Transparency, Protest and Democratic Stability (part 2)
James R. Hollyer, B. Peter Rosendorff, and James Raymond Vreeland
Identity Voting and Coalition Formation between Tibetans and Han Chinese
An Agenda-Setting Theory of Electoral Competition
Tiberiu Dragu and Xiaochen Fan
Pivotal Voting for Policy and Prizes
David Myatt & Alastair Smith
PSPE Research Seminar
Every Tuesday during the Michaelmas and Lent terms,
16.00-17.30, 32L 3.05PSPE Doctoral Workshop/Work in Progress Seminar
This meets every week during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms, on Mondays, 13:00-14:00 in room CON.1.04.
PSPE Working Papers
PSPE Working Paper 4, 2013
What lies behind the promise of fiscal austerity? Unveiling the determinants of party positioning in the EU
Elina De Simone (University of Naples), Alessandro Sapio (University of Naples)
Links to LSE degree programmes
MRes/PhD programme in Political Science
MSc in Political Science and Political Economy
BSc in Government and Economics