0 Dr Fabio Battaglia
Dr Fabio Battaglia

Dr Fabio Battaglia

LSE Fellow

Department of Social Policy

Room No
OLD 2.38
English, Italian, Spanish
Key Expertise
Well-being, Prosperity, Post-growth, Economic growth, Public policy

About me

Fabio joined the Department of Social Policy as an LSE Fellow in September 2022. Before that, he worked as Executive Research Assistant to Professor Henrietta Moore, Founder and Director of the Institute for Global Prosperity at UCL.

In 2022, Fabio successfully passed his viva at the University of Edinburgh without corrections. His thesis investigated the factors promoting and inhibiting the use and impact of well-being metrics in Scotland and Italy. His main research interest lies indeed in well-being and public policy. In more detail, Fabio’s research aims to understand whether and the extent to which well-being 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. Currently, Fabio is conducting research on Germany and New Zealand, as well as on Scotland and Italy for which he expects to provide a five-year update in 2024. Among the themes that he aims to examine are the level of awareness of GDP and its flaws as well as the perception of economic growth and of so-called ‘post-growth’ scenarios among policymakers and journalists.

Fabio has taught, tutored and marked on social policy, public policy and happiness studies. Among other things, he worked as Research Assistant for d|part, as Research Intern for the Scottish Council of Voluntary Organisations and volunteered as Head of Research for Economics for Change, a student-led organisation. He is currently Research Fellow of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. A music aficionado, Fabio once played with U2 and is the drummer of The Holyrooders. He is intermediate in French and beginner in Swedish and German.

Expertise Details

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