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The most interesting and rewarding aspect of the PhD is the wide range of interviews I have conducted with party activists. This was one of the last chances to collect such a comprehensive record of historical memories. It also led to me being able to access vast of amounts of private archive materials which had not been seen by researchers before.

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My research deals with the institutional constraints of the idea of Universal Basic Income (UBI), which entails giving all citizens a modest but unconditional income stream. The debate around UBI has heated up in recent years, both inside and outside the academia. My thesis throws fuel on the fire by exploring the practical and theoretical questions around the desirability and practicability of UBI from the methodological perspective of evolutionary economics and complexity economics. The fertile soil of DPE is perfectly prepared for such interdisciplinary engagement.

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In my dissertation project I study how Russian peasants dealt with the institutional constraints of the communal property regime on arable land imposed by the Tsarist government after the emancipation reform of 1861. It is a privilege to study here and be surrounded by so many great scholars from different fields. I am going to make the most out of the opportunities provided by DPE and I am looking forward to the next few years here.

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For me, the most rewarding aspects of working on a PhD have been having the time to gain a deep understanding of my topic, as well as having the opportunity to learn about the range of methods available to researchers. Attending seminars and hearing others talk about the how they’ve used various data sources and research methods has made me appreciate just how much room for creativity and ingenuity there is in academia.

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PhD Research

PhD Research

The Department of Political Economy welcomes Postgraduate Research students interested in…



Research in the Department of Political Economy focuses on fundamental questions about the human…



Founded in 2010, the Department of Political Economy is the only department of its kind in the…

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