Dr Fabio Battaglia

Dr Fabio Battaglia

LSE Fellow

Department of Social Policy

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Key Expertise
Well-being, Prosperity, Post-growth, Economic growth, Public policy

About me

Fabio’s main research interests lie in well-being and public policy. In more detail, Fabio’s research aims to understand whether and the extent to which well-being (or so-called "beyond GDP") metrics are being used in policymaking (as well as the media and society at large, which in turn exert influence on policymaking) and if not why. Among the things that he is most interested in examining are the level of awareness of GDP and its flaws as well as the perception of economic growth and post-growth scenarios among policymakers and journalists. Concurrently, another part of his research focuses on the policymaking process more generally in the attempt to elaborate a theory of policy change. Finally, a third part of Fabio’s work explores the use of research tools such as media monitoring platforms and AI-driven voice recognition programmes with the aim of providing methodological guidance on their use.

Fabio joined the Department of Social Policy as an LSE Fellow in September 2022. Prior to that, he worked as Executive Research Assistant to Professor Henrietta Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL. He earned his doctorate degree from the University of Edinburgh where in 2022 he passed his viva without corrections. His thesis investigated the factors promoting and inhibiting the use and impact of well-being metrics in Scotland and Italy. Over the years, Fabio has taught, tutored and marked on social policy, public policy and happiness studies, and was often nominated by students as Tutor of the Year. Outside of university, Fabio cultivates a particular interest in music. He plays the drums in an alternative rock band and once played on stage with U2.

Expertise Details

Well-being; Prosperity; Post-growth; Economic growth; Public policy; Mixed methods; Comparative studies