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Dr Maia King
Dr Maia King

Dr Maia King

Lecturer in Economics

Biography

Maia joins King’s College London from the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and she has a PhD in Economics from Queen Mary, University of London. Before her PhD, Maia worked as an economist at HM Treasury, an ODI Fellow in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Madagascar, and the Macro-Fiscal Analysis Unit of the Liberian Ministry of Finance, and as a researcher and adviser at the ODI Centre for Aid and Public Expenditure.

Office hours

Office hours are by appointment. You can book here.

Research

Maia’s research relates to the economics of governance institutions, public finance and budgets, policy making, and social and economic networks. Recent research on the political economy of foreign aid explores the interactions between the agency of policymakers and governance institutions, and how aid interventions could create space for local decision-making. This includes an impact project to develop a decision mapping tool for supporting localisation efforts in aid, funded by ESRC IAA and KCL.

View Maia’s profile on Google Scholar.

PhD Supervision

Maia welcomes PhD applications on topics closely related to her research interests, from applicants with at least two years of non-academic work experience. E-mail enquiries should include a research proposal, CV and information on timing and funding.

General enquiries about PhD study in DPE from applicants looking to return to academia following professional employment elsewhere are also welcome.

Latest publications

 

Research

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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.

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Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

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Centre for British Politics and Government

The Centre for British Politics and Government are interested in the study of government and politics in the United Kingdom from an historical, political science, political theory and constitutional perspective.

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Global South Research Group

The Global South research group brings together scholars engaged in research on international political and economic trends, non-European perspectives, and south-south comparisons.

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.

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Environment and Public Policy

The Environment and Public Policy Group

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Social Equity and Social Welfare

The Social and Social Welfare subgroup delivers theoretically and empirically grounded research focused on gender and income inequality, social policy and social welfare, taxation, and redistribution.

A decision mapping tool for supporting localisation efforts in aid

A decision mapping tool for supporting localisation efforts in aid led by Dr Maia King at King's College London

Project status: Ongoing

Research

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.

westminster
Public Policy and Regulation Research Group

Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies.

Big Ben
Centre for British Politics and Government

The Centre for British Politics and Government are interested in the study of government and politics in the United Kingdom from an historical, political science, political theory and constitutional perspective.

dan-freeman-G4E6PcOt4Ps-unsplash
Global South Research Group

The Global South research group brings together scholars engaged in research on international political and economic trends, non-European perspectives, and south-south comparisons.

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.

Environment-thomas-richter-unsplash
Environment and Public Policy

The Environment and Public Policy Group

social divisions
Social Equity and Social Welfare

The Social and Social Welfare subgroup delivers theoretically and empirically grounded research focused on gender and income inequality, social policy and social welfare, taxation, and redistribution.

A decision mapping tool for supporting localisation efforts in aid

A decision mapping tool for supporting localisation efforts in aid led by Dr Maia King at King's College London

Project status: Ongoing