Vera Troeger is Professor of Quantitative Political Science at the Economics Department and the Department for Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick. She joined CAGE (Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy) in August 2011 in order to strengthen the multidisciplinary profile of the Centre and bring closer together research and scholars from rigorous political science and economics in areas such as globalization and political economy. Vera is the editor-in-chief of the recently launched journal Political Science Research and Methods (PSRM). PSRM is the official journal of the European Political Science Association and is published by Cambridge University Press. Vera is also an associate editor of one of the most highly ranked journals in political science – Political Analysis and serves on the editorial boards of the European Journal of Political Research and the Journal of European Public Policy. She is a council member of the newly founded European Political Science Association and the Midwest Political Science Association. Before she came to Warwick she was director of the Essex Summer School in Social Science Data Analysis – the largest summer program of its kind.
Her research interests lie at the intersection of international and comparative political economy, econometrics, and applied statistics, in particular economic policy diffusion and spillovers of monetary and tax policy, quantitative political methodology, especially pooled cross-section time series analysis, the trade off between bias and efficiency in finite sample econometrics and endogeneity issues.
She published papers on external effects of currency unions, monetary policy autonomy, international tax competition, time invariant and rarely changing variables in pooled data analysis, budgetary party politics, war and stock market reactions in the American Journal of Political Science, the European Journal for Political Research, the British Journal of Political Science, International Studies Quarterly, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, European Union Politics and Political Analysis.