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Dr Colin Jennings
Dr Colin Jennings

Dr Colin Jennings

Reader in Political Economy

Research interests

  • Politics
  • Policy

Biography

Dr Colin Jennings did his PhD at Southampton University, a masters at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario and his undergraduate at Queen’s University Belfast. Before DPE he was a Senior Lecturer in Economics at Strathclyde University, a college lecturer at Queen's College, Oxford University and a lecturer at Portsmouth University.

He is a co-editor for the National Institute Economic Review.

Click here to view Colin's CV.

Research

Colin's research area is in political economy. Within this broad area his work splits into two branches. The first looks at conflict and the second at political competition and voting behaviour.

A uniting theme in his work is the role of competing individual motivations (for example, material versus identity concerns) in collective actions and the implications of this for collective outcomes and welfare.

Teaching

Colin teaches the following undergraduate modules:

  • The Economics of Politics (Year 2)
  • Economics of the Public Sector (Year 2)
  • Studying Economics (Year 1)

PhD Supervision

Colin is interested in offering supervision to students focusing on the following broad areas:

  • Political economics, in particular, individual choice in collective action settings
  • Conflict explored from an economic perspective
  • Various branches of public sector economics

    Research

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    Political Economy of Peace and Conflict

    The Political Economy of Peace and Security research group analyses a wide range of conflicts, conflict resolution and institutional design for positive peace.

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    Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

    The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

    Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

    The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

    academic books
    King's Contemporary British History

    The study of Contemporary British History goes back to the 1960s, and was consolidated with the establishment of the Institute of Contemporary British History in 1985 by (Sir) Anthony Seldon and (Lord) Peter Hennessy. The Institute moved to King’s College London in 2010, and the new King’s Contemporary British History builds on this by creating a larger and more diverse enterprise, building on that distinguished tradition.

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    Comparative Politics Research Group

    The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

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    Environment and Public Policy

    The Environment and Public Policy Group

    News

    Leavers 'more likely to regret Brexit vote' than Remainers, study finds

    People who voted ‘leave’ in the 2016 Brexit referendum are more likely to regret their choice than those who voted ‘remain’, according to a new study.

    Brexit

    Selectively liberal? Shifting attitudes towards LGBT community in Britain

    A significant shift in attitudes towards the LGBT community in the UK may have been partially driven through a process of ‘selective liberalisation’, a new...

    There has been a shift in attitudes towards the LGBT community in Britain in recent decades.

    Visit from King's team helps build on academic partnership

    A special collaboration between King’s College London and a university in Egypt was celebrated during a visit by a team of academics.

    The King's College London team with staff and students at New Giza University, in Egypt.

      Research

      security camera
      Political Economy of Peace and Conflict

      The Political Economy of Peace and Security research group analyses a wide range of conflicts, conflict resolution and institutional design for positive peace.

      quantative resized
      Quantitative Political Economy Research Group

      The Quantitative Political Economy research group gathers economists and political scientists that are committed to bridging the two disciplines. The common ground is the study politics and policies with advanced quantitative methods and formal modeling.

      Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
      Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

      The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

      academic books
      King's Contemporary British History

      The study of Contemporary British History goes back to the 1960s, and was consolidated with the establishment of the Institute of Contemporary British History in 1985 by (Sir) Anthony Seldon and (Lord) Peter Hennessy. The Institute moved to King’s College London in 2010, and the new King’s Contemporary British History builds on this by creating a larger and more diverse enterprise, building on that distinguished tradition.

      talk-at-kings-thumbnail
      Comparative Politics Research Group

      The Comparative Politics research group hosts a research agenda based on political institutions, representation and regimes.

      Environment-thomas-richter-unsplash
      Environment and Public Policy

      The Environment and Public Policy Group

      News

      Leavers 'more likely to regret Brexit vote' than Remainers, study finds

      People who voted ‘leave’ in the 2016 Brexit referendum are more likely to regret their choice than those who voted ‘remain’, according to a new study.

      Brexit

      Selectively liberal? Shifting attitudes towards LGBT community in Britain

      A significant shift in attitudes towards the LGBT community in the UK may have been partially driven through a process of ‘selective liberalisation’, a new...

      There has been a shift in attitudes towards the LGBT community in Britain in recent decades.

      Visit from King's team helps build on academic partnership

      A special collaboration between King’s College London and a university in Egypt was celebrated during a visit by a team of academics.

      The King's College London team with staff and students at New Giza University, in Egypt.