Alexandra Cirone


LSE Fellow in Government

Office: CON 5.01, Connaught House
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Alexandra Cirone is a Fellow in Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is also a PhD candidate in political science 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.

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Research Interests

Alexandra specializes in comparative politics and quantitative methods with a regional interest in Western Europe. Her research interests include historical party institutionalization, political economy, European Union politics and policy, and Europe’s ever-evolving institutional framework. In her doctoral dissertation, she studies party formation and institutional design in new democracies, and includes an instrumental variables approach to explain party system development in the French Third Republic (1870-1940).

Teaching Responsibilities

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


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.