Carrera, Leandro N

Dr Leandro N Carrera  

Department

Position held

Research Associate

 

Non LSE positions held

Pensions Policy Institute

Senior Policy Researcher

 

Experience keywords:

pensions policy; productivity; public policy; public sector performance

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My research interests are related to public policy and social policy. At the LSE Public Policy Group, my work has focused on measuring government services performance in providing key services, on which I co-authored a book with Professor Patrick Dunleavy.

As a Senior Policy Researcher at the Pensions Policy Institute, I have led a number of projects on state pension reform, measuring pensioner poverty and analysing trends in private sector pension provision in the UK. I am also interested in pension and welfare policy in Europe and Latin America.

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Policy and Regulatory Bodies; Public Administration

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Argentina; Brazil; Chile; Italy; Latin America; Spain; UK; Uruguay; Western Europe

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Italian [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Intermediate]; Spanish [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]

Media experience:

Radio

Contact Points

LSE phone number:

+44 (0)207 848 1884

Alt phone number:

+44 (0)78 8769 6743

Alt email:

leancar2001@yahoo.com.ar

Publications

2015

Angelaki, Marina and Carrera, Leandro N. (2015) Radical pension reforms after the crisis: a comparative analysis of Argentina and Greece Politics and Policy, 43 (3). 378-400. ISSN 1747-1346

2013

Dunleavy, Patrick and Carrera, Leandro N. (2013) Growing the productivity of government services Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK. ISBN 9780857934987

Redwood, Daniel and Carrera, Leandro N. and Armstrong, John and Pennanen, Teemu (2013) What level of pension contribution is needed to obtain an adequate retirement income? Pensions Policy Institute, London, UK. ISBN 9781906284275

2012

Carrera, Leandro N. (2012) What are the lessons from KiwiSaver for automatic enrolment in the UK? Briefing notes, 62. Pensions Policy Institute, London, UK.

Carrera, Leandro N. and Curry, Chris and Cleal, Niki (2012) The changing landscape of pension schemes in the private sector in the UK Pensions Policy Institute, London, UK. ISBN 9781906284237

Carrera, Leandro N. and Chant, Sylvia and Cherti, Myriam (2012) Evidence from New Zealand suggests that the government’s plan for auto-enrolment into workplace pensions may substantially affect participation rates and total savings British Politics and Policy at LSE (20 Jan 2012) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro (2012) The eurozone crisis has accelerated the reform of public pensions in Italy, but future pensions may no longer provide an adequate income in retirement LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (2 Nov 2012) Blog entry

2011

Carrera, Leandro N. (2011) How can we measure adequacy in the context of public sector pensions? Briefing Note, 58. Pensions Policy Institute, London, UK.

Carrera, Leandro N. (2011) What could be the implications of the Government’s proposed state pension reforms? Briefing Note, 59. Pensions Policy Institute, London, UK.

Carrera, Leandro N. (2011) The CSR and its impact on pensions: will we have to work longer for less? British Politics and Policy at LSE (22 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. and Redwood, Daniel and Adams, Jon (2011) The implications of government policy for future levels of pensioner poverty Pensions Policy Institute, London, UK. ISBN 9781906284190

Carrera, Leandro N. (2011) Unpacking the Hutton report recommendations: what the future holds for public sector pensions British Politics and Policy at LSE (14 Mar 2011) Blog entry

Dunleavy, Patrick and Carrera, Leandro N. (2011) Government productivity in UK social security has not grown across two decades to 2008 – largely because DWP senior civil servants blocked any move to ‘digital era’ services British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 Jan 2011) Blog entry

Beckett, Charlie and Cammaerts, Bart and Carrera, Leandro N. and Leunig, Tim (2011) All change in the UK’s welfare state?: first thoughts on what policy commitments should go, and which should not British Politics and Policy at LSE (18 Oct 2011) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. and Dunleavy, Patrick (2011) Why does government productivity fail to grow?: new public management and UK social security Public: Butlleti de L'institut de Governanza I Direcci Publica d'esade, 22 (Jan). ISSN 2013-2506

Carrera, Leandro N. and Dunleavy, Patrick (2011) Per què no aconsegueix augmentar la productivitat del govern?: la nova gestió pública i la seguretat social al Regne Unit Public: Butlleti de L'institut de Governanza I Direcci Publica d'esade, 22 (Jan). ISSN 2013-2506

Carrera, Leandro N. and Dunleavy, Patrick (2011) ¿Por qué no consigue crecer la productividad del gobierno? La nueva gestión pública y la seguridad social del Reino Unido Public: Butlletí de L'institut de Governança I Direcció Pública d'esade, 22 (Jan). ISSN 2013-2506

2010

Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) Making public sector pensions less generous British Politics and Policy at LSE (17 Jun 2010) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) How are pensions changing in the UK? British Politics and Policy at LSE (1 Aug 2010) Blog entry

Jones, George W. and Bouçek, Francoise and Hagemann, Sara and Leunig, Tim and Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) Eve of the election: reflections from election experts British Politics and Policy at LSE (6 May 2010) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. and Dunleavy, Patrick (2010) Understanding public sector productivity – the LSE’s simple guide British Politics and Policy at LSE (26 May 2010) Blog entry

Bouçek, Françoise and Jones, George W. and Wilks-Heeg, Stuart and Travers, Tony and Beckett, Charlie and Hosein, Gus and Carrera, Leandro N. and Leunig, Tim (2010) LSE election experts reflect on the election result British Politics and Policy at LSE (9 May 2010) Blog entry

Travers, Tony and Dunleavy, Patrick and Gilson, Christopher and Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) The LSE’s simple guide to voting systems British Politics and Policy at LSE (12 May 2010) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) High fees in UK pension plans can cost thousands: we need to look to Europe to find better ways of managing pensions British Politics and Policy at LSE (4 Nov 2010) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. and Angelaki, Marina and Carolo, Daniel Fernando da Soledade (2010) South-European pension systems: challenges and reform prospects. In: Institutions and Social Change in Southern European Societies, 1-2 Oct 2010, Cascais, Portugal

Hagemann, Sara and Brown, Chris and Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) Second debate – international affairs: what our experts said British Politics and Policy at LSE (23 Apr 2010) Blog entry

Carrera, Leandro N. and Marina, Angelaki and Carolo, Daniel Fernando da Soledade (2010) Political competition and societal veto players: the politics of pension reform in Southern Europe Rivista Italiana di Poliche Pubbliche, Apr (1). 5-31. ISSN 1722-1137

Carrera, Leandro N. and Dunleavy, Patrick (2010) Productivity change in the public sector: innovation, new public management and cultural resistance to 'digital era governance' in UK social security. In: The politics of hard times: citizens, nations, and the international system under economic stress., 2-5th September 2010, Washington DC

Carrera, Leandro N. (2010) Still a distinctive case?: understanding pension reform mechanisms in southern Europe. In: The Politics of Hard Times: Citizens, Nations, and the International System under Economic Stress., 2-5th September 2010, Washington DC

2009

Carrera, Leandro N. (2009) Book review: the Europeanisation of social protection Governance, 22 (3). 511-513. ISSN 0952-1895

Carrera, Leandro N. (2009) When does Europe matter?: an analysis of pension reform policy in Spain and Italy. In: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) 11th Biennial International Conference, April 23-25, 2009, Los Angeles, California

Carrera, Leandro N. and Dunleavy, Patrick and Bastow, Simon (2009) Understanding productivity trends in UK tax collection LSE Public Policy Group Working Papers, LSE Public Policy Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

Carrera, Leandro N. and Angelaki, Marina and Carolo, Daniel Fernando da Soledade (2009) Structures, political competition and societal veto players: the politics of pension reform in Southern Europe. In: The future of the welfare state: paths of policy innovation between constaints and opportunities, 17-19 September 2009, Urbino, Italy

2004

Crisp, Brian F. and Carrera, Leandro N. (2004) Exercising the power to decree: dictating, dodging, or doing what is possible. In: 2004 Annual meeting of the Western Political Science Association, March 12 2004, Portland, Oregon

Carrera, Leandro N. and Crisp, Brian F. (2004) Presidents' power to legislate: popular approval, legislative pivot points, and the use of presidential decree authority. In: 2004 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA), April 15 2004, Chicago, Illinois

2001

Carrera, Leandro N. (2001) Procesos de reforma electoral en las provincias de Catamarca y Jujuy: 1983-1999. In: Conference of the Latin American Studies Association, 6-8 September 2001, Washington DC, USA

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Blog

Dunleavy and Carrera show how complex are the factors affecting productivity growth in government organisations especially management practices, use of IT, organisational culture, strategic mis-decisions and political and policy churn.

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Awards

University of Arizona Dissertation Award (2006); University of Arizona Tuition Award (2002-2004); Young Scholar Award for the Best Policy Paper, Rivista Italiana di Politiche Pubbliche (Italian Public Policy Review) (April 2010)

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