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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)
  • 4 March: Inken von Borzyskowski (UCL, Political Science)
  • 11 March: Ralph De Haas (EBRD)
  • 1 April: Nina Weber (KCL, QPE)
  • 15 April: Cevat Aksoy (KCL QPE)
  • 22 April: Emma Stockdale (KCL, Policy Institute)
  • 29 April: Arduino Tomasi (LSE, Government)
  • 6 May: Raluca Pahontu (Oxford, Politics and International Relations)
  • 20 May: Karen Jeffrey (KCL, QPE)
  • 27 May: Hillel Rappaport (Paris School of Economics)
  • 3 June: Julian Limberg (KCL, QPE)
  • 17 June: Armando Marozzi (LSE, Government)


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

  • 3 articles in the American Journal of Political Science, and 1 in the American Political Science Review
  • 5 articles in the Economic Journal
  • 5 articles in the British Journal of Political Science, and 1 in the Journal of Politics
  • 2 articles in the Journal of Development Economics, 1 in the Journal of Public Economics, 1 in the Journal of Economic Growth, and 1 in the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management
  • 2 articles in Political Analysis, 2 in Comparative Political Studies, and 1 in World Politics
  • 3 articles in the European Economic Review
  • 11 articles in the European Journal of Political Research, and 6 in Political Science Research and Methods

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

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.