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I am a Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow and received my PhD from the European University Institute. Before moving to Glasgow, I was an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, an ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Warwick and a visiting professor at Duke University.
My research explores the process of policy-making in democracies. In my book "Ideologues, Partisans and Loyalists" (Oxford University Press 2016), I argue that politicians' own ideology and political clout matter for policy. In some of my current projects I investigate the relationship between political and economic inequality, the professionalization of politics, policy coordination and energy and health inequalities.
To read my work visit my personal webpage: https://alexiadou.com/ or my research page on the research gate portal: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Despina_Alexiadou
I have taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses in comparative politics, comparative political economy and public policy, comparative welfare states, and time-series cross section data analysis. At Strathclyde, I am teaching an entry level course on comparative politics (L2108: Politics: Decisionmaking and Outcomes) and a third year course on the theoretical foundations of economic policy in industrialised democracies (L2343: Philosophy of Economic Policy).
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
The Politics of Redistribution and Price Stability, European University Institute
Award Date: 12 Dec 2005
Senior Fellow at the Cluster of Excellence for the Politics of Inequality, University of Konstanz
1 Oct 2020 → 30 Nov 2020
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Revolving Door Politics and Income Inequality in Europe: A study of finance ministers
1/10/20 → 30/11/20
Project: Research Fellowship
The role of ministerial policy coordination on energy policy and energy poverty.
1/04/20 → 31/12/21
Editorial: The politics of expertise: Understanding interactions between policy advice, government, and outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemicAhmadov, A., Alexiadou, D., Cho, M. & Makszin, K., 7 Nov 2022, In: Frontiers in Political Science. 4, 3 p., 1069930.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Policy coordination and energy efficiencyAlexiadou, D. & Aklin, M., 15 Sept 2022. 23 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › PaperOpen AccessFile4 Downloads (Pure)
Supplemental Material for "When Technocratic Appointments Signal Credibility"
Alexiadou, D. (Creator), Spaniel, W. (Creator) & Gunaydin, H. (Creator), figshare, 10 Mar 2023
Biographical Data of Cabinet Ministers, 18 Parliamentary Democracies, 1945-2015
Alexiadou, D. (Creator), Harvard Dataverse, 26 Nov 2021
Empirical Implications of Theoretical Models (EITM) Summer School, Duke University
Alexiadou, Despina (Recipient), Jun 2004
Prize: Other distinction
EPSA Council Member
Alexiadou, Despina (Recipient), Jun 2021
Nuffield College, University Of Oxford
Despina Alexiadou (Visiting researcher)2025 → …
Activity: Visiting an external institution types › Visiting an external academic institution
European Political Science Association, Glasgow 2023
Despina Alexiadou (Participant)Jun 2023
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Organiser of major conference