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.
State reach and development in Africa since the 1960s: new data and analysis
In a recent PSRM article, Carl Muller-Crepon studies how public good provision in Africa depends on travel time between a location and the national and regional capitals. Read more...
Executive absolutism: The dynamics of authority acquisition in a system of separated powers
The power of the executive seems to grow unchecked. In a new paper, William Howell, Ken Shepsle, and Stephane Wolton explain why the judiciary is unable to stop the growth of the executive branch. Read more...
Stephane Wolton is Associate Professor in the Department of Government at the LSE and director of the Political Science and Political Economy programme hosted by STICERD. He is also joint editor-in-chief of the Quarterly Journal of Political Science. Read more...