Michael Plouffe

Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy


About Me

I am Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in International Political Economy in the School of Public Policy at University College London. I am also Departmental Tutor and the director of the Affiliate Program in Political Science and International Relations (for visiting undergraduates). Prospective students with questions regarding administrative concerns (such as seat availability, scheduling, or applications, etc.) are advised to directly contact the department's administrative staff.

My research interests generally cover a range of topics across international political economy with a focus on quantitative political economy. Much of my research focuses on heterogeneous firms, global production, and the roles played by these phenomena in policy-making processes, business-government relations, and policy outcomes. My other research addresses topics in the political economy of institutional quality, international finance, and the politics of international trade. While much of my research is global in scope, I have regional focuses on 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.

Contact Information

Email - michael.plouffe@ucl.ac.uk

Office - G.04, 31 Tavistock Square

School of Public Policy 29-31 Tavistock Square London WC1H 9QU