Welcome to my website

I am a Political Economist at the University of Oxford where I currently work as an Associate Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the Department of Social Policy and Intervention (DSPI). In the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, my department was ranked second overall in Social Policy and Administration, and first in the UK.

I am also a Fellow of the European Studies Centre at St Antony’s college and an associate member of Nuffield College, both at the University of Oxford. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I have held visiting positions at the London School of Economics and Sciences Po Paris.

My research interests are in comparative political economy with a particular focus on the determinants and consequences of social and economic policies. I have been awarded prizes by the American Political Science Association, the European Network for Social Policy Analysis and London School of Economics.

My research has been published in over 20 leading international academic journals in Political Sciences, Social Policy, and Political Economy. It has been cited by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, International Labour Organisation, United Nations, World Bank, European Commission, Royal Society of Arts, House of Commons International Trade Committee, El Pais, CNN, and the Telegraph.

My latest book entitled Foreign States in Domestic Markets has been published by Oxford University Press. It analyses western policies towards Sovereign Wealth funds to develop the concept of ‘internationalised statism’, where governments welcome the use of foreign state investments to govern their domestic economies. The research from this book formed the basis for the evidence I provided to the International Trade Committee at the House of Commons.

You can access my publications on ResearchGate.