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Dr Matia Vannoni

Matia VLecturer in Public Policy

Postal Address

Department of Political Economy
King’s College London
Strand Campus
Bush House (North East Wing)
30 Aldwych
London WC2B 4BG



Room number: 7.14 Bush House (North East Wing)

Office Hours

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00
Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00


Matia Vannoni is a Lecturer in Public Policy at the Department of Political Economy, King's College London. From November 2016 to August 2018, Matia was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Innocenzo Gasparini Institute for Economic Research (IGIER), Bocconi University, where he worked on a project which used advanced text analysis (based on computational linguistics) to study delegation, legislative complexity and economic growth.

Matia is also working on other topics: business and government in the European Union; public policy and public opinion in tobacco control; representation and transparency in local democracies. He has been involved in several cross-country research projects, funded by the European Research Council, the British Academy and the Economic and Social Research Council. Matia's research has featured in several journals, such as JPART, PSJ, EJPR and JEPP, and his manuscript (with David Coen and Alexander Katsaitis) is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Matia completed his PhD at UCL (awarded in February 2017). He also holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Trento and an MRes from the LSE.

References: David Coen (UCL), Peter John (KCL) and Massimo Morelli (Bocconi)


  • Module Convenor: Policy Process and Public Policy Internship
  • Evaluating Public Policy

Select publications

Business and Government in the EU:

  • book under contract: Business and Government Relations in the European Union, Oxford University Press (with David Coen and Alex Katsaitis)​ 
  • 2018: The Strategic Management Of Government Affairs In Brussels (with David Coen, Business and Society)
  • 2016: Sliding Doors In Brussels: A Career Path Analysis Of EU Affairs Managers, European Journal of Political Research, 55(4):811-826 (with David Coen) 

Public Policy and Experimental Research:

  • 2018: A Behavioural Theory Of Policy Feedback In Tobacco Control: Evidence From A Difference-In-Difference-In-Difference Study, Policy Studies Journal
  • 2018: Testing the Punctuated Equilibrium Theory: Policy Punctuations in Tobacco Control, Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis: Research and Practice
  • 2018: Using Sequence Analysis to Understand Career Progression: an Application to the UK House of Commons, The Political Methodologist (with Peter John)
  • 2018: How Best to Open up Local Democracy? A Randomised Experiment to Encourage Contested Elections and Greater Representativeness in English Parish Councils, Local Government Studies (with Matt Ryan, Gerry Stoker, Peter John, Alice Moseley, Oliver James, Liz Richardson)
  • 2017: Transparency at the Parish Pump: A Field Experiment to Measure the Effectiveness of Freedom of Information Requests in England, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 27(3):485-500 (with Ben Worthy and Peter John)

Legislation and Computational Linguistics:


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