Professor Mark Thatcher

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Professor in Comparative and International Politics

Email: m.thatcher@lse.ac.uk
Office: CON 4.17, Connaught House
Office Hours: Wednesdays 11:00 - 12:00 and Thursdays 12:00 -13:00
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6730

Biography


Mark Thatcher read Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Balliol College Oxford, and then qualified as a Barrister. Thereafter he took his doctorate at Nuffield College, Oxford. He spent five years researching and lecturing in Paris, before joining LSE in 1995. He has also been a Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre, European University Institute, Florence. His book, Internationalisation and Economic Institutions (Oxford University Press, 2007) won the 2008 Charles Levine Prize for best book in comparative policy and administration awarded by the SOG committee of the International Political Science Association.

Research Interests


  • Comparative Public Policy and Regulation
  • Heritage policy
  • EU policy and integration
  • Regulation of major industries

Teaching Responsibilities


  • GV227 The Politics of Economic Policy
  • GV403 Network Regulation
  • GV477 Comparative Public Policy Change

Publications


From old to new industrial policy via economic regulation
Thatcher, Mark (2014) From old to new industrial policy via economic regulation. Rivista della regolazione dei mercati, 2. pp. 6-22. ISSN 2284-2934

Western policies towards sovereign wealth fund equity investments: a comparison of the UK, the EU and the US
Thatcher, Mark (2012) Western policies towards sovereign wealth fund equity investments: a comparison of the UK, the EU and the US. Policy briefs, 1. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

National policies towards sovereign wealth funds in Europe: a comparison of France, Germany and Italy
Thatcher, Mark (2013) National policies towards sovereign wealth funds in Europe: a comparison of France, Germany and Italy. Policy briefs, 2. The London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Governing markets in Gulf States
Thatcher, Mark (2009) Governing markets in Gulf States. Kuwait Programme on Development, Governance and Globalisation in the Gulf States, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms
Thatcher, Mark (2014) European Commission merger control: combining competition and the creation of larger European firms. European Journal of Political Research, 53 (3). pp. 443-464. ISSN 0304-4130

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