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Lina joined the Department of Political Economy in 2020. Her research focuses on political viability and economic desirability of public policy such as subsidisation or taxation in response to the threats and opportunities arising from AI-driven automation. She is a recipient of the +3 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) London Interdisciplinary Social Science Doctoral Training Partnership studentship award.

Lina holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the University of Cologne and a B.A. in Public Management and Governance from Zeppelin University. For several years Lina has worked as a consultant promoting the digitalisation of the German government and public sector.

Research Interests

  • Social as well as economic opportunities and challenges induced by AI-driven automation
  • The structural impact of AI-driven automation on the labour market and resulting distributional consequences
  • The dynamic interaction between economic inequality and redistributive policies
  • Quantitative methods

Doctoral Research

How do we ensure that AI-driven automation of work benefits the many instead of the few? How should public policy respond to the impact of automation on the labour and income distribution?


Dr. Konstantinos Matakos and Dr. Karlygash Kuralbayeva