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Staff Biography

Occasional Research Assistant - Community, Labour Markets
Email: R.Ivandic@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 D  

Expertise: Political Economy, Economics of Crime


Ria Ivandic is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Political Economy (DPE) at King’s College London and a Research Assistant at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). She has a Master’s degree in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics). She has also been a Teaching assistant for several modules at DPE and at the Economics department at LSE.

Current Areas of Research:

Her primary research interests are the economic analysis of electoral politics, media economics and applied microeconometrics. She studies questions such as electoral participation with respect to income and redistribution policies, compulsory voting and optimal policies under loss aversion in politics. She is interested in quantitative methods such as machine learning in econometrics and text analysis in studying voting behaviour, crime and the effects of valence in media. As a Research Assistant at CEP, she is working on the economics of crime particularly looking at recent trends in hate crime.


  • PhD in Political Economy, King's College London, (Current)
  • MSc in Economics, Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona Graduate School of Economics)
  • BSc in Economics, University of Zagreb

Selected Publications:

  • Jihadi Attacks and Local Hate Crime (with Prof. Steve Machin and Prof. Tom Kirchmaier)