Research in political economy at the department is both theoretical and empirical and covers topics such as political aspects of the distribution of resources, the determinants of political preferences, the effects of political institutions on economic and development outcomes, and the political economy of mass media. A key theme in several projects is the role of political elites in the democratization process.

Our researchers in Political Economy:

Jay Lee

Andreas Madestam

Per Pettersson-Lidbom

Mikael Priks

Anna Seim

David Strömberg

Ferenc Szucs

Jonas Vlachos