Dr McKenzie Ratner

Dr McKenzie Ratner

LSE Fellow

Department of International Relations

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Key Expertise
International Institutions, International Political Economy

About me

Dr McKenzie Ratner is an LSE Fellow in the International Relations Department at the London School of Economics (LSE).

She obtained her PhD in International Relations and MSc in European Union Politics at the London School of Economics. Prior to joining LSE, she completed her BA (Honors) at the University of Tennessee in Political Science.

Her research focuses on compliance and conditionality within international institutions focusing on the areas of employment, social, and environmental policy. In particular, her work looks at how incentive structures shape the decision of states to not only comply with their international requirements but to exceed them. McKenzie’s research focuses primarily on the EU, ILO, and UNFCCC.

Teaching experience

IR101: Contemporary Issues in International Relations (LSE)

IR203: International Organisations (LSE)

IR209: International Political Economy (LSE)


Not available to supervise PhD students.

IR3210: International Political Economy (Head Class Teacher - Online Course)


Expertise Details

International Institutions; International Political Economy; Compliance and Conditionality; Global Governance; Quantitative Methods