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Konstantinos Matakos

Associate Professor of Economics, King's College London

I am an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer in the UK) of Economics in the Department of Political Economy and a member of the Quantitative Political Economy Group at King's College London. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher at LSE's Department of Government (2013 - 2015) and a visiting assistant professor in Political Economy at the University of Rochester's Wallis Institute. I have completed my PhD in Economics at the University of Warwick (2012).

My primary research fields are Political Economy, Positive Political Science, Public Economics and Applied Microeconomics. In my research, I utilize both formal modelling and systematic empirical analysis.

I am particularly interested in the political economy of redistribution and inequality, the politics of identity and race, the design of electoral institutions and their effects on polarization, electoral competition and participation, machine politics and corruption, electoral behavior and formal models of elections.

My most recent work, published in outlets such as the American Journal of Political Science, American Political Science Review, Economic Theory, Journal of Public Economics, Quarterly Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science and Political Analysis among others, focuses on the linkages between economic and political inequality, the effects of electoral institutions on electoral competition and polarization, the structure of the party-system, and intra-party dynamics, and the political repercussions of mass migration and identity politics.


  • 2015–present
    Associate professor in Economics, King's College, London