Classes (Modules in UCL Jargon)
POLS7015 – Undergraduate International Political Economy
PUBLG050 – Postgraduate International Political Economy (new code for 2018-2019)
PUBLG110 – Postgraduate International Political Economy (new code for 2018-2019)
Syllabi listed here are not current, and are only intended to provide a general sense of topics and readings covered. Enrolled students should instead refer to course materials posted through UCL’s Moodle platform.
I supervise undergraduate and MSc dissertations (theses). I tend to have high expectations for the students I work with; I want them to be able to look back with pride on the project they’ve completed.
PhD applicants must 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 adhering to these simple expectations should not expect to receive a response; I receive too many emails as it is. PhD applicants seeking to work with me who do not make contact prior to submitting their applications to the university will not 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, Industrial organization, International trade, Monetary policy, Political economy of East Asia, Production networks/Value chains
I am not interested in the following topics:
Democratic/capitalist peace, Foreign aid, Grand strategy, International institutions, Interstate conflict, 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 (GLM, MLE, GEE, GMM, etc.)
Comparative cases (MDS, MSS designs)
Nonparametric analysis (lasso, matching, etc.)