Research Division

International and Comparative Political Economics

We seek to understand the cause and consequence of political process

We approach political economy from an empirical perspective. We place an emphasis on the understanding of the causes and consequences of political processes and outcomes.

We are primarily interested in political institutions and how they determine public policies and political outcomes. For instance, we are interested in the institutional determinants of policy learning, the influence of social welfare benefits on the political response to tax competition, the partisan influence on 'green taxes', or the relevance of political institutions for mortality during and after natural disasters.

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Department of Government University of Essex
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Telephone: 01206 872759