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Ria Ivandic is a Postdoctoral Research Economist at the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. She holds a PhD from the Department of Political Economy (DPE) at King’s College London and a Master’s degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics). She has also been a Teaching assistant for several modules at DPE and at the Economics department at LSE. Her primary research interests are the economic analysis of electoral politics, the economics of crime and media, and applied microeconometrics. She is particularly interested in quantitative methods such as applied microeconometrics, machine learning in econometrics and text analysis in studying voting behaviour, crime and the effects of valence in media. She has written a number of op-eds in newspapers such as the Telegraph, El Pais, Valor Economico, LSE Book Review, Banka Magazine.

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Doctoral Research

Essays on the Political Economy of Voter Turnout 

Research Interests

  • Economics Analysis of Electoral Politics
  • Economics of Crime
  • Applied Microeconometrics 


Prof. Amrita Dhillon and Dr. Gabriel Leon