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Staff Biography

Research Economist - Community, Labour Markets
Tel:  020 7852 3522
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)

CEP Publications

CentrePiece article
Domestic abuse in times of quarantine Ria Ivandic and Tom Kirchmaier
July 2020
Paper No' CEPCP578:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

CentrePiece 25 (2) Summer 2020

Tags: covid-19; domestic abuse; crime

CEP discussion paper
Comparing Conventional and Machine-Learning Approaches to Risk Assessment in Domestic Abuse Cases Jeffrey Grogger, Ria Ivandic and Tom Kirchmaier
February 2020
Paper No' CEPDP1676:
Read Abstract | | Press Release(pdf) Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: K42

Tags: domestic abuse; risk assessment; machine learning

CEP discussion paper
Jihadi Attacks, Media and Local Hate Crime Ria Ivandic, Tom Kirchmaier and Stephen Machin
April 2019
Paper No' CEPDP1615:
Read Abstract | Full Paper (pdf)

JEL Classification: K42

Tags: islamophobic hate crime; jihadi terror attacks; media