Dr Andrés Mejía Acosta is a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy of Emerging Markets. A political scientist by training (University of Notre Dame, 2004), his work explores the political economy of producing effective, accountable and inclusive policy making in low and middle-income countries.
His doctoral work 'Informal Coalitions and Policymaking in Latin America' (New York: Routledge, 2009) looked at how presidents relied on the workings of informal institutions to push for economic reforms through a multiparty legislature.
Before joining King’s, Andrés was a Governance Fellow at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) at the University of Sussex, where he managed a large research consortium around the Governance of Service Delivery. He also co-convened the master's programme on Development Studies.
Andrés' research focuses on the political and fiscal management of natural resource revenues, with particular attention to Andean countries. More recently, he has developed a political economy framework to 'Analysing nutrition governance', exploring the motivations of governments to invest, coordinate and implement strategies to reduce children’s undernutrition in low and middle-income countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Ethiopia, India, Kenya, Niger, Pakistan, Peru and Zambia.
Previous research projects have looked at the workings and impact of different formal and informal political institutions on the policy process and policy outcomes.
See Andrés' research profile
Mejia Acosta, A. (ed.) & Tillin, L. (ed.), 16 Jun 2021, Routledge. Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review
Mejia Acosta, A. & Albornoz, V., 1 Mar 2021, Assessing the Left Turn in Ecuador. Sánchez, F. & Pachano, S. (eds.). Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 15 p. (Studies of the Americas). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Mejia Acosta, J. A. & Arellano Yanguas, J., 2020, The Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization. Palgrave Macmillan Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Mejia Acosta, J. A. & Meneses, K., 15 Mar 2019, In: Regional and Federal Studies. 29, 2, p. 219-247 29 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/13597566.2018.1556644
Basabe Serrano, S., Polga-Hecimovich, J. & Mejia Acosta, A., Nov 2017, Government Formation and Minister Turnover in Presidential Cabinets: Comparative Analysis in the Americas. Camerlo, M. & Martinez-Gallardo, C. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Routledge, p. 182-206 25 p. (Routledge Research on Social and Political Elites). Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315466491
Mejia Acosta, J. A., 2015, Growth is dead, long live growth: The quality of economic growth and why it matters. Haddad, L. (ed.). French Development Cooperation Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Mejia Acosta, J. A. & Arellano Yanguas, J., 7 Mar 2014, Geneva: United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, 44 p. Research output: Working paper/Preprint › Working paper
Mejía Acosta, A. & Haddad, L., 1 Jan 2014, In: FOOD POLICY. 44, p. 26-35 10 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodpol.2013.10.009
Mejia Acosta, J. A., Jul 2013, In: Development Policy Review. 31, s1, p. s89-s105 Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/dpr.12021
Mejia Acosta, J., 2011, In: IDS Working Papers. 2011, 367, p. 2-49 48 p., N/A. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2040-0209.2011.00367.x