Tena Prelec

Tena Prelec

Research Associate

LSEE Research on South Eastern Europe

+44(0) 7429687034
Room No
COW 2.15
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English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Key Expertise
Diaspora, Rule of Law, Corruption, Informality, EU Enlargement

About me

Tena Prelec (PhD, Sussex University, School of Law, Politics and Sociology) is a Research Fellow at the Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR), University of Oxford, and a Research Associate at LSEE-Research on South Eastern Europe, LSE. Her work focuses on anti-corruption, money-laundering and reputation laundering, and rule of law reforms in democratising countries. She is, furthermore, a Region Head at Oxford Analytica and a member of the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG). Her PhD at the University of Sussex, Centre for the Study of Corruption, has brought evidence of how oligarchs have used the transition process in successor Yugoslav states to consolidate their wealth and power during the formation of a new form of capitalism that has developed in the 1990s-2010s, thus making a contribution to the understanding of the political economy of post-socialist countries. Her writing and commentary have appeared in numerous international outlets, including the New York Times, the Financial Times, Al Jazeera and Foreign Policy. She has acted as an expert and consultant for a number of international institutions, including Freedom House, the British Council, the UK Parliament (House of Commons and House of Lords), and the Scottish Parliament. In 2019-2020, she was appointed Fellow of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Transparency and Anti-Corruption, providing academic input into the WEF’s anti-corruption drive. In spring 2020, she has been included among the new generation of Marshall Memorial Fellows, the flagship leadership development programme of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. She is fluent in Italian, Croatian, English and Russian.

Expertise Details

Politics and political economy of South East European countries