Dr Giovanni Francesco Angioni

Dr Giovanni Francesco Angioni

Visiting Fellow

Department of International Relations

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English, Italian
Key Expertise
Political economy; welfare; redistribution; populism; polarization

About me

Giovanni Angioni is a PhD graduate who was supervised by Professor Tomila Lankina. His doctoral research analyses the political economy of redistribution, welfare, and deservingness. He is particularly interested in the role of preferences for redistribution in structuring today’s political competition; how parties politicise redistribution and deservingness preferences in their everyday communication; and whether candidates for legislative offices reflect their voters’ preferences for redistribution.

Giovanni is also working on projects about wealth shocks and populist voting in Italy (with Jeffrey Chwieroth, Jonathan Hopkin and Andrew Walter), and the connection between pensions, post-crisis wealth shocks and populism in the UK (with Jeffrey Chwieroth and Andrew Walter). He has also been awarded a Civica/EU Commission grant to study inequalities in feudal societies and their long-term democratic and social structural ramifications, together with Tomila Lankina, Guido Alfani and Mattia Fochesato (Bocconi University) and Alexander Libman (Freie University Berlin). He has published on populism and migration in Southern Italy (with Michela Franceschelli), and contributed to a manuscript on democratic backsliding by Stephan Haggard and Robert Kaufman with case studies on Poland and Greece. Other research experiences include the participation into the V-Dem Project (country expert for Italy) and the World Populism Dataset.

Giovanni has extensive teaching experience in political economy (Political Economy of Inequality, King’s College – Dept Political Economy), European Politics (LSE – Dept Government), quantitative methods (LSE – Dept Management), and executive education (TRIUM MBA LSE-NYU-HEC).

Before joining LSE, Giovanni got a BA in Political Science (summa cum laude) at the Catholic University in Milan and a MSc in Economics (summa cum laude, Merit Award) at Bocconi University. He also attended the PGP Program (Exchange) at the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, India. During his PhD he spent a visiting period at the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy – Bocconi University, and at the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics at Sciences Po in Paris.

Research Cluster affliation

International Political Economy Research Cluster


Expertise Details

Political economy; welfare; redistribution; populism; polarization; European politics; IPE; quantitative methods; migration; social mobility; statistical software