Media Presence & Blogs
Expert commentary in 'Sector welcomes new UK science minister Ghani', Research Professional News on 4 October 2022. link to article
Expert commentary in 'Professors urge Labour to commit to ‘levelling up’ via R&D funding', Research Professional News on 23 September 2022. link to article
Interview on the 'Cost of Living Crisis' live on CGTN Global Business Europe, 17 May 2022, link to video
The United Kingdom: A challenging year for most, but even trickier for the UK. In the Elite Quality Report 2022: Country Scores and Global Ranking, p.92, April 2022. link to article, link to full Elite Quality Report 2022
What can the Elite Quality Index tell us about our elites?, Institute for Policy Research (IPR) Blog, 16 May 2022, link to blog
The United Kingdom: On the elite quality podium, while navigating choppy waters in search of a new place in the world.
In the Elite Quality Report 2021: Country Scores and Global Ranking, p.94, May 2021.
link to article, link to full Elite Quality Report 2021
'Dishonest Candidates Win Elections According To New Research', in Forbes on 13 Oct 2020. link to article
'Dishonest Candidates Win Elections, According To New Research', in The Independent, on 9 Oct 2020. link to article
Expert commentary in 'South Somerset Council: Battery bank generates cash for frontline services', BBC online on 3 July 2020. link to article
Are less trustworthy candidates more likely to make it through to elected office?, The Conversation, 12 Dec 2019. link to article
Dishonest candidates 'have a higher chance of getting into office, in The Independent, p.8 on 10 Dec 2019.
Trust in Politics, Institute for Policy Research (IPR) Blog, 9 Dec 2019, link to blog
Political Economy: Theory meets Empirics
I am a co-organiser of the annual Workshop "Political Economy: Theory meets Empirics." The idea of the Workshop is to bring together leading international researchers who work in Political Economy to discuss the latest research in the field. One prime goal of the workshop is to foster the dialog between theorists and empirically working researchers with the aim of facilitating fruitful future research collaborations. Another goal is to discuss recent political events and developments, thereby reaching out to a broader audience and policy makers.
I also co-organised the 2nd annual Workshop of the Political Economy UK Group (PolEconUK) in June 2018 in Bath.