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Dr. Konstantinos Matakos

Dr K Matakos

LSE Fellow in Political Science and Political Economy

Email: k.matakos@lse.ac.uk|
Office: CON 6.15, Connaught House
Office hours: Wednesdays 11:30-13:00 (All students - by appointment) & Friday 16:00-17:00 (MSc PSPE only - by appointment)
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 5151
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/kostasmatakos|


I am currently a Fellow in Political Science and Political Economy, at the London School of Economics and Political Science's (LSE) Department of Government. Previously I held the position of Visiting Asst. Professor in Political Economy at the University of Rochester's Wallis Institute. I have completed my PhD in Political Economy and Economics at the University of Warwick (June 2012).

My primary research fields are Quantitative Methods (Formal Theory and Empirical Methods), Political Economy and Comparative Politics. My are of specialisation is South-east Europe, EU and Turkey. Throughout my research, I utilise both formal game-theoretic modelling and systematic empirical analysis.

My research interests range from political economics and positive political theory to public policy evaluation and design. I am particularly interested in the political economy of redistribution and machine politics, electoral behavior and formal models of elections, parties, electoral systems and the endogenous choice of electoral institutions.

The focus of my work is on the linkages between economic and political inequality, the conditions for political and economic development and the role of political and economic institutions. I am also very keen on economic history as well as experimental and empirical applications in social sciences.

 Teaching Responsibilities

  • GV478Political Science and Public Policy
  • GV481Political Science and Political Economy