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Public Policy and Regulation

Public Policy and Regulation (PPR) is the home for theoretically and empirically grounded research which analyses policy and regulatory responses to important political, social and economic issues, and (individual-level) responses to these policies. The group is interested in policy-making as well as in policy evaluation.

The group embraces a variety of theoretical frameworks (including rational choice theory, new institutionalism and constructivism) and methodological toolkits (from comparative approaches to small case studies, large statistical analysis and field and lab experiments). In doing so, we seek to advance interdisciplinary approaches to the study of public policy and regulation.

Our current research areas include:

  • Comparative, European, and International Public Policy
  • Economic, Financial and Labour Market Regulation
  • Competition and Media Policy
  • Energy and Environmental Policy
  • Taxes and Redistribution
  • Social Policy
  • Bureaucracy and Public Choice
  • Philosophy and Public Policy
  • Migration and Public Policy
  • Democratic Institutions and Procedures
  • Policy evaluation in developed and developing economies, including RCTs
  • Behavioural public policy

 

Our group run regular day events including:

  • A one day ‘brown-bag’ workshop which hears research designs and work in progress link here
  • The King’s Policy and Regulation Workshop (KPRW), which invites papers and discussant on cutting issues in public policy.

Peter John is the co-ordinator of the Public Policy and Regulation research group. You can view other members and their research interests here.

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