Rebecca Homkes is a CEP Research Associate. She is responsible for engaging non-academic audiences with the CEPís Management Practices Project of which she was a former project director. Homkesís PhD thesis focused on evaluating the institutional variation and effectiveness of transnational public-private partnerships (PPPs). Within this field, she currently coordinates a large-scale project investigating the universe of global PPPs with an emphasis on how variation in institutional structure and internal management practices explain varying levels of performance across transnational partnerships. Homkes (a British Marshall Scholar) has also taught Comparative Political Economy at the MSc level at the LSE as well as within the Government department and currently conducts executive education courses and lectures extensively in Economics and International Political Economy for Enterprise LSE as well as independently.