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Joshua Cova is a postdoctoral research associate, working on the Leverhulme Trust-funded project the Political Economy of Growth Models in an Age of Stagnation.

Before joining King’s, Joshua completed a PhD at the Hertie School, Berlin, and Humboldt University (December 2022) with a thesis on the political economy of European wage formation. He also holds an MPhil in European politics from the University of Oxford and a BA (Hons) in history from King’s College London.


  • Political economy
  • Industrial relations
  • Labour market institutions
  • EU studies
  • Quantitative methods


Cova, J., 2022. Reconsidering the drivers of country-specific recommendations: The Commission's ideological preferences on wage policies. European Union Politics, 23:4 (639-661)