Dr Georgios Melios

Dr Georgios Melios

Research Officer

Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science

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Key Expertise
Political Behaviour, Norms, Beliefs, Behavioural Economics, Protests

About me

George is a Research Officer at the Department of Psychological and Behavioural Science. His research interests have two strands, united by an interest in using causal inference methodologies in exploring social phenomena. The first lies on the intersection of political science and behavioural economics focusing on polarisation, collective actions and electoral behavioural. The second draws on public policy and welfare using Big Data and causal inference to design and evaluate policies that increase societies’ welfare across the world. Both strands depend on a range of methods, including field experiments, causal inference, longitudinal studies and occasionally comparative descriptive analysis. George’s research project have attracted funding by the following programs/institutions:

  • Horizon 2020 (European Commission) – 2 Grants as Co-Investigator
  • ESRC – Rebuilding Macroeconomics Centre & RELIEF- 2 Grants as Co-Investigator and 1 as Post-doc
  • Leverhulme Trust – 1 Grant as Co-Investigator
  • Bodossaki Foundation Greece – 1 Grant as Scientific Coordinator
  • Erasmus+ - 4 Grants

George studied Economics & Regional Development (B.Sc) at Panteion University of Social and Political Science and Financial Economics (M.Sc) at Cardiff University. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Swansea University with a full Scholarship from the ESRC. His thesis focuses on issues of political beliefs, corruption and welfare. During his PhD he held a visiting PhD position at the Department of Political Sciences of Yale University in the US. Prior to LSE, George was at the Institute for Global Prosperity of University College London where he still holds an Honorary Senior Research Fellow position.

Expertise Details

Political Behaviour; Norms; Beliefs; Behavioural Economics; Protests; Polarisation

My research