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Dr Mircea PopaPH.D.(Harvard)

Lecturer in Politics with Quantitative Research Methods

Mircea Popa

Dr Mircea PopaPH.D.(Harvard)

Lecturer in Politics with Quantitative Research Methods

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Research interests

My research focuses on how political institutions interact with the economy. I am primarily interested in Europe and the US, in contemporary and historical contexts.

In one line of work, I have focused on corruption, looking at, how substantial corruption can coexist with economic growth, and how anti-corruption reforms may come to take place. 

In another line of work, I have looked at how strategic behavior by governments and firms in the context of public procurement may be connected to institutional choices and to efficiency outcomes. 

I am currently interested in how the institutional changes accompanying the rise of political polarization and radicalization in Europe and America interact with the economy. 

My work makes use of quantitative methods, including the quantification of historical data and the use of machine learning and large-scale open government datasets.

Structured keywords and research groupings

  • Global Political Economy

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Postal address:
11 Priory Road
Clifton
Bristol
United Kingdom