Dr Michael Plouffe
Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International
School of Public
Policy, University College London
I am Lecturer
(Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy in
the School of Public Policy at University College London. I
am also currently Departmental Tutor and Director of the
Affiliate Program in Political Science and International
Relations (for visiting undergraduate students). Prospective
students with questions regarding administrative concerns
(such as seat availability, scheduling, applications, or
exams, etc.) are advised to directly contact the
My research interests cover a range of topics across international political economy and the quantitative social sciences. Much of my research focuses on firm heterogeneity, global production, and the roles played by these phenomena in policy-making processes, business-government relations, and policy outcomes. My other research addresses a range of topics including the political economy of institutional quality, international finance, and international trade. While much of my research is global in scope, I have regional interests in East Asia and the United States. I received my doctorate from the University of California, San Diego.
I teach International Political Economy at both the undergraduate and MSc levels, and International Trade Policy at the MSc level. I also supervise MSc dissertation (thesis) students, primarily in the Public Policy and International Public Policy programs, although supervision is open to students with appropriate topics across all of SPP's MSc programs. More information on the topics I supervise can be found on my teaching page.
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