Political Science and Political Economy

Research Pillar(s): Political Economy and Institutional Analysis

About: The Political Science and Political Economy (PSPE) research group at LSE brings together faculty and PhD students who do quantitative and/or formal research on political institutions, political behaviour, public policy, and political economy.

We also hold an annual conference (jointly with the Department of Politics at New York University).

Our activities are supported by the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD) and the LSE Government Department.

Members: Dr Sarah Brierley, Professor Torun Dewan, Dr Mathilde Emeriau, Dr Rafael Hortala-Vallve, Dr Ryan Jablonski, Prof Valentino Larcinese, Dr George Ofosu, Dr Mathias Poertner, Dr Joachim Wehner, Dr Stephane Wolton

Political Science and Political Economy Seminar Series:

Seminar Convener(s): Dr Aliz Toth, Dr Carl Muller Crepon and Dr Nirvikar Jassal. 

The PSPE Research Seminar provides a venue for researchers (mostly from outside of LSE) to present their work. All speakers will present their work in person.

Location: SAL.3.05, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
Time: 2.00 to 3.30pm

Contact to be added to the mailing list.

Upcoming Seminars

Autumn Term

Tuesday 26 September
Speaker: Ryan Hubert (UC-Davis)

Tuesday 3 October | Cancelled
Speaker: Desmond Ang (Harvard University - Kennedy School)

Tuesday 10 October
Spekaer: Ariel White (MIT)

Tuesday 17 October
Speaker: Maria Titova (Vanderbilt University)

Tuesday 24 October
Speaker: Hye Young You (Princeton University)

Tuesday 7 November
Speaker: Luis Martinez (University of Chicago)

Tuesday 14 November
Speaker: Didac Queralt (Yale University)

Tuesday 21 November
Speaker: Erik Wang (NYU)

Tuesday 28 November
Speaker: Carlo Prato (Columbia University)

Tuesday 5 December
Speaker: Saumitra Jha (Stanford University)

Winter Term

Tuesday 16 January
Speaker: Sam Asher (Imperial College London Business School)

Tuesday 23 January
Speaker: Gerard Padró i Miquel (Yale University)

Tuesday 30 January
Speaker: Ellen Lust (University of Gothenburg)

Tuesday 6 February 
Speaker: Keith Schnakenberg (Washington University, Saint Louis)

Tuesday 13 February
Speaker: Giulia Caprini (Oxford University)

Tuesday 27 February
Speaker: Jeremy Bowles (Stanford University)

Tuesday 5 March
Speaker: Milena Djourelova (Cornell University)

Tuesday 12 March
Speaker: Lena Song (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

Tuesday 19 March
Speaker: Gloria Gennaro (UCL)

Tuesday 26 March
Speaker: Margaret Levi (Stanford)

PSPE Doctoral Workshop / Work in Progress Seminar

The PSPE Doctoral Workshop/Work in Progress Seminar is intended as an informal setting in which LSE PhD students and LSE staff, and visiting scholars can present and receive feedback on early stage and ongoing research. The Seminar aims to foster a strong and lively research community within the PSPE group and beyond. We welcome empirical or theoretical work linked in any way to politics or political economy. Anyone in the LSE community is welcome to attend. The seminar meets Wednesdays 13:00-14:00 in CBG.4.17. 

Seminar Convener(s): Dr Aliz Tóth (

Student Chairs: Tarsha Vasu (, Lorenzo Vicari (, Peter Wyckoff (

Upcoming Seminars

Autumn Term

Wednesday 27 September
Marta Morando (LSE)

Wednesday 4 October
Antoine Zerbini (LSE)

Wednesday 11 October
Omar Hammoud-Gallego (LSE)

Wednesday 18 October
Luis Bosshart (LSE)

Wednesday 25 October
Philipp Barteska (LSE)

Wednesday 8 November
Gaia Dossi (LSE)

Wednesday 15 November
Joachim Wehner (LSE)

Wednesday 22 November
Ethan Ilzetski (LSE)

Wednesday 29 November
Antoine Zerbini (LSE)

Wednesday 6 December
Clement Minaudier (City)

Winter Term

Wednesday 17 January
Kun Heo (NYU)

Wednesday 31 January
Thomas Robinson (LSE)

Wednesday 14 February
Fernando Sanchez-Monforte (Oxford)

Wednesday 21 February
Tuomas Kari (LSE)

Wednesday 28 February
Alejandro López Peceño (NYU)

Wednesday 6 March
Alex Yeandle (LSE) 

Wednesday 13 March
Joan Costa-i-Font (LSE)

Wednesday 20 March
Thalia Gerzso (LSE)

Wednesday 27 March
Leonardo Falabella (LSE)