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Quantitative Political Economy

Our research team is bound together by a commitment to quantitative political economy. This encompasses the use of experimental methods in laboratory and natural settings and econometric methods on recently digitised historical data sets as well as  the "big data" that has become available, for example,  from social media. 

Our current research areas include:

  • The applicability of formal models of voting, elections
  • Laboratory and field experimental analysis of decision making and collective decisions
  • The use of historical and geographic data
  • Applied empirical analysis  in analysing regulation, legitimacy and acountability of independent regulatory authorities
  • Elections and voting behaviour, the introduction of compulsory voting laws, legitimacy of elections
  • Comparative electoral systems and the effect of political representation in divided societies

Dr Kostas Matakos is the co-ordinator of the Quantitative Political Economy research group. You can find other members and their research interests here.

The Quantitative Political Economy research cluster paticipated in the founding of the new UK wide network called PoleconUK:





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