Professor Alejandro Quiroz Flores

Professor (R) and Chief Scientific Adviser
Department of Government
Professor Alejandro Quiroz Flores
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 872193

  • Location

    PARKSIDE, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    By Appointment.



  • Ph.D. in Politics, New York University, 2010

  • M.A. in Politics, New York University, 2006

  • M.Phil. in Latin American Studies, University of Oxford, St. Antony's College, 2003

  • B.A. (Hons) in Political Science and International Relations, CIDE, Mexico, 2001


University of Essex

  • Director of Recruitment, Department of Government, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - 19/4/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Political Economy

Politics and Economics of Natural Disasters

Leader Survival


Teaching and supervision

Previous supervision

Larissa Christina Soon-Jung Kim Kersten
Larissa Christina Soon-Jung Kim Kersten
Thesis title: Food Security and Preferential Trade Agreements
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 21/8/2018
Rebecca Elizabeth Cordell
Rebecca Elizabeth Cordell
Thesis title: Did 9/11 Change Everything? Security and Human Rights Tradeoffs in International Cooperation
Degree subject: Government
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/11/2017


Journal articles (11)

Quiroz Flores, A., Liza, F., Quteineh, H. and Czarnecka, B., (2021). Variation in the timing of Covid-19 communication across universities in the UK. PLoS One. 16 (2), e0246391-e0246391

Quiroz Flores, A. and Pfaff, KG., (2021). Private Provision of Public Goods and Political Survival: Rail Transport in Four European Democracies in the 20th Century. Research in Transportation Economics. 90, 101046-101046

Bäck, H., Teorell, J., Von Hagen-Jamar, A. and Quiroz Flores, A., (2021). War, Performance and the Survival of Foreign Ministers. Foreign Policy Analysis. 17 (2)

Quiroz Flores, A., (2018). Protecting People from Natural Disasters: Political Institutions and Ocean-Originated Hazards. Political Science Research and Methods. 6 (1), 111-134

Quiroz Flores, A. and Whiteley, P., (2018). The 'Beeching Axe' and Electoral Support in Britain. European Review of Economic History. 22 (3), 361-379

Plümper, T., Quiroz Flores, A. and Neumayer, E., (2017). The double-edged sword of learning from disasters: Mortality in the Tohoku tsunami. Global Environmental Change. 44, 49-56

Quiroz Flores, A. and Smith, A., (2013). Leader Survival and Natural Disasters. British Journal of Political Science. 43 (4), 821-843

Quiroz Flores, A., (2012). A Competing Risks Model of War Termination and Leader Change1. International Studies Quarterly. 56 (4), 809-819

Quiroz Flores, A. and Smith, A., (2011). Leader Survival and Cabinet Change. Economics and Politics. 23 (3), 345-365

Quiroz Flores, A., (2011). Alliances as Contiguity in Spatial Models of Military Expenditures. Conflict Management and Peace Science. 28 (4), 402-418

Quiroz Flores, A., (2009). The Political Survival of Foreign Ministers. Foreign Policy Analysis. 5 (2), 117-133

Books (3)

Quiroz Flores, A., (2022). Survival Analysis: A New Guide For Social Scientists. Cambridge University Press. 9781009054508

Quiroz Flores, A., (2016). Ministerial Survival During Political and Cabinet Change: Foreign Affairs, Diplomacy and War. Routledge. 978-1138193642

Getmansky, A. and Quiroz Flores, A., (2013). Applying the Strategic Perspective Problems and Models, Workbook (Fifth Edition). CQ Press. 9781452228006

Book chapters (2)

Quiroz Flores, A., (2019). Are There Really Dictatorships? The Selectorate and Authoritarian Governance. In: The Oxford Handbook of Public Choice. Editors: Congleton, RD., Grofman, B. and Voigt, S., . Oxford Handbooks. 310- 327. 0190469773. 9780190469771

Quiroz Flores, A., (2015). United States of America: The Cabinet. In: The Selection of Ministers around the World. Editors: Dowding, K. and Dumont, P., . Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group. 978-0-415-63346-8

Grants and funding


Essex Net Zero Delivery Task Force (EssNet)

Innovate UK (formerly Technology Strategy Board)


ECC Women's Safety Evaluation: Safe Spaces programme

Essex County Council

Commercialising Social Science Research Through CPD Training

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)

ECC Women's Safety Evaluation: Night Time Economy

Essex County Council

Mapping the Maps of Skills in Essex

North East Essex Clinical Commissioning Group


Understanding Domestic Abuse Perpetrators' (A mixed methods, Home Office-funded project in collaboration with Essex Police

Home Office


Sustaining Post-COVID Volunteer Engagement in England

University of Essex (ESRC IAA)


Reducing Child Vulnerability in the Aftermath of Disasters

University of Essex


The Economic Effects of the Beeching Report 1961-2011

The British Academy

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