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Dr Adam Chalmers

Chalmers_pic150Senior Lecturer in European Political Economy

Telephone +44 (0)20 7848 1497
Address Department of European & International Studies
King's College London
Room 3.43, Virginia Woolf Building
22 Kingsway 
London WC2B 6LE



Adam Chalmers obtained his BA and MA from York University and his PhD in Political Science at McGill University (2011). From 2011 to 2015, Adam was an Assistant Professor of International Relations in the Institute of Political Science at Leiden University (Netherlands). Previously, he has also been a fellow at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs in Brussels, the Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh, and was a DAAD scholar at Humboldt University in Berlin. He joined King’s as a Lecturer in European Political Economy in 2015. You can find out more about Adam on his personal website.

Research interests and PhD supervision

Adam’s research focuses broadly on European Union politics, lobbying and interest group politics, and regulatory politics (especially financial regulation).

Adam’s research has appeared in numerous journals, including the European Journal of Political ResearchPolitical CommunicationRegulation and Governance, Journal of European Public PolicyEuropean Union PoliticsWest European PoliticsJournal of Common Market StudiesJournal of European Integration, Business and Politics, Journal of Public Policy, and Interest Groups and Advocacy. He has also published several book chapters and policy papers.

Adam is open to supervising students in areas related to:

  • Interest group politics
  • EU and Global Financial regulation
  • European Union politics and public opinion
  • Regulatory politics
  • Cohesion policy
  • Comparative Regionalism
Selected publications
  • A.W. Chalmers (forthcoming) ‘Unity and Conflict: Explaining Financial Industry Lobbying Success in European Union Public Consultations’, Regulation and Governance.
  • A.W. Chalmers & O. M. van den Broek (forthcoming) ‘Financial volatility and public scrutiny as institutional determinants of financial industry firms' CSR’, Business and Politics.
  • O. E. Atikcan & A. W. Chalmers (forthcoming), "Choosing Lobbying Sides: The General Data Protection Regulation of the EU", Journal of Public Policy
  • L. M. Dellmuth & A. W. Chalmers (2018), “All spending is not equal: European Union public spending, policy feedback, and citizens’ support for the EU”, European Journal of Political Research, 57(1): 3-23.
  • A.W. Chalmers & S. T. Mocker (2017) “The End of Exceptionalism: How Home-State Regulations explain China’s Investment in Overseas Oil and Gas”, Review of International Political Economy, 24(1): 119-143.
  • A.W. Chalmers (2017), “When Banks Lobby: The Effects of National Banking Regulations on International Bank Lobbying”, Business and Politics, 19(1): 107-134
  • A.W. Chalmers & P. Shotton (2016) “Changing the Face of Advocacy? Explaining When and Why Interest Groups use Social Media”, Political Communication, 33(3): 374-391.
  • A.W. Chalmers (2015) “Financial industry mobilization and securities markets regulation in Europe”, European Journal of Political Research, 54(3): 482-501.
  • 7AAOM230 Quantitative Research Methods
  • 7AAOM019 Research Methods for Social Sciences
  • 7AAOM012 Lobbying and Policy Making in the European Union
  • 5AAOB201 The Integration of the European Union
Expertise and public engagement

Areas of expertise

  • Lobbying and interest group politics in the European Union
  • EU financial regulation
  • International financial regulation
  • Public opinion in the EU
  • EU Cohesion policy
  • Data protection regulation in the EU
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