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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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Brownbag seminar

The QPE research group organises a brownbag seminar on Wednesday from 12.00 to 13.00 (Bush House North East Wing 9.03). If you would like to present your work, please contact Asli Unan.

The schedule of the brownbag seminar for the 2019/2020 academic year is the following: 

  • 2 October: Steffen Hertog (LSE, Government)
  • 16 October: Tinghua Yu (LSE, Government)
  • 6 November: Gabriel Leon (KCL, QPE)
  • 20 November: CANCELLED
  • 4  December: Matia Vannoni (KCL, QPE)
  • 8 January: Jeevun Sandher (KCL, QPE)
  • 22 January: Santiago Sanchez-Pages (KCL, QPE)
  • 5 February: Mehmet Ismail (KCL, QPE)
  • 12 February: Nicolas Grau (Chile, Economics)
  • 19 February: Federica Liberini (Bath, economics)
  • 4 March: Santiago Sanchez-Pages (QPE, KCL)
  • 22 April: Nina Weber (KCL, QPE) - On Zoom because of social distancing (Video available here)
  • 6 May: Ralph de Haas (EBRD) - On Zoom because of social distancing (Video available here)
  • 13 May: Raluca Pahontu (Oxford, Politics and International Relations) - On Zoom because of social distancing (Video available here)
  • 20 May: Bercay Ozcan (LSE, Social Policy) - On Zoom because of social distancing (Video available here)
  • 27 May: Karen Jeffrey (KCL, QPE) - On Zoom because of social distancing
  • 3 June: Julian Limberg (KCL, QPE) - On Zoom because of social distancing
  • 10 June: Michelle Brock (EBRD) - On Zoom because of social distancing
  • 17 June: Armando Marozzi (LSE, Government) - On Zoom because of social distancing


We have published in the best political science and economic journals. Since 2015, we have published in:

  • American Political Science Review
  • American Journal of Political Science (x3)
  • Economic Journal (x6)
  • British Journal of Political Science (x6)
  • Journal of Politics
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of Development Economics (x4)
  • Political Analysis (x3)
  • Comparative Political Studies (x2)
  • World Politics
  • European Economic Review (x4)
  • European Journal of Political Research (x10)

We have also published monographs with Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Princeton University Press.

QPE Working Paper Series

Since 2020, we have published working papers from QPE members and affiliates. The list is available here.

Our partners

The Political Economy UK Group is a network of institutions, economists and political scientists working in political economy. We host an annual Conference in the Spring/ Summer organized by one of the member institutions. Our objective is to disseminate and share research in political economy conducted in the United Kingdom


Contact us

Dr Damien Bol is  the co-ordinator of the Quantitative Political Economy research group.