Political Science and Political Economy
The Political Science and Political Economy (PSPE) research programme brings together faculty and PhD students who do quantitative and/or formal research on political institutions, political behaviour, public policy, and political economy.
The programme is co-sponsored by STICERD and the LSE Government Department.
Does Political Representation Increase Participation? Evidence from Party Candidate Lotteries in Mexico
In a new American Political Science Review paper, Mathias Poertner studies whether voters are more likely to turnout when candidates have similar background as them and are well integrated locally.Read more...
Learning to be Unbiased: Evidence from the French Asylum Office
In a forthcoming article in the American Journal of Political Science, Mathilde Emeriau shows how new French bureaucrats discriminate against Muslims and less educated applicants in their asylum decision but stop discriminating after a year on the job.Read more...
Stephane Wolton is Associate Professor in Political Science in the Department of Government at the LSE and director of the Political Science and Political Economy programme hosted by STICERD. He is also Associate Editor for Formal Theory at PSRM, The Journal of the European Political Association. Read more...