Classes (Modules in UCL Jargon)
POLS7015 – Undergraduate International Political Economy
PUBLG050 – Postgraduate International Political Economy
PUBLG110 – Postgraduate International Political Economy
Syllabi listed here are not necessarily current. Enrolled students should instead refer to course materials posted through UCL’s Moodle platform.
I supervise undergraduate and MSc dissertations (theses).
PhD applicants should refer to the department’s guidelines for information on the application process. PhD proposals should possess a significant quantitative component and substantive focus that directly relates to my own research interests, both substantively and geographically. Potential PhD students contacting me without a clear proposal that meets these simple expectations should not expect to receive a response; I receive too many emails as it is. Applicants that request my supervision without contacting me during the process should not expect to be accepted.
Substantive Topics for MSc Supervision
Business-government relations, Comparative/International political economy, Data-driven approaches to cybersecurity, Financial development/innovation, Firm heterogeneity, Fisheries management, Immigration, Industrial organization, International trade, Monetary policy, Political economy of East Asia, Production networks/Value chains
I am not interested in the following topics:
Chinese aid/FDI to Africa, Foreign aid, Grand strategy, International institutions, One Belt-One Road
Methodological Approaches for MSc Supervision
I supervise quantitative projects and qualitative projects using a design-based comparative-case approach.
Applied econometrics (OLS, MLE, GEE, GMM, etc.)
Comparative cases (MDS, MSS)
Nonparametric analysis (lasso, matching, etc.)