Alessandro Guasti

Alessandro Guasti

PhD candidate

Department of International Relations

Key Expertise
Political Economy, Institutions, CSR, Labour rights, Environment, Trade

About me

Born in Italy where he graduated in 2014 in Law (110/110 cum laudem) at the Universty of Milan. He subsequently moved to London where he graduated in an Msc in Global Politics (Distinction) at the LSE.

Has gained experience working as a consultant for multiple social and environmental projects. First working as a consultant for NEFIN in Kathmandu and later as an independent environmental consultant for the Government of Fiji and for the University of Wageningen on a project working with voluntary claims regarding fisheries and aquaculture. During the PhD he develop quantitative skills that he applies to his research.

Research topic

“Displacing Labour Abuses? A Multistage Analysis About the Effectiveness Of Private Regulation.”

The research investigates whether improving labour conditions in some developing countries can lead, in parallel, to decreasing labour conditions in competing developing countries. To test the main hypothesis the project engages with a mixed method strategy. The first part makes a panel data analysis of 90 developing countries for over 34 years building a Spatial-VAR model; the second part engages in model testing with an in-depth analysis of two case study. 

Other research interests include environmental policies, in particular deforestation and forest degradation, and marine conservation measure.

Teaching experience

2017/2018 IR203 International Organizations
2018/2019 IR203 International Organizations

Academic supervisor

Dr Mathias Koenig-Archibugi


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Expertise Details

International Political Economy; International Organizations; Private regulations; Labour rights; Trade; Environment; Climate change; VAR; Quantitative; Panel Study