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Political economy

Political economy

This theme focuses on the perception of economic decline, the rise of populism and political polarisation, and the impact of social media and journalism on the political economy.

Our research seeks to provide robust evidence to understand contemporary issues in politics and society. Analysis has included the connection between austerity and Brexit, a study of the changing returns to crime, investigation of Trump’s trade wars, research on the polarisation of the political views of citizens across the world and the impact of Facebook advertising on Trump’s 2016 election campaign.

Theme Leaders

Thiemo Fetzer

Thiemo is Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick

Christopher Roth

Christopher is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick

Research highlights


Link to International Survey on Coronavirus
International Survey on Coronavirus

CAGE Theme Leaders Thiemo Fetzer and Christopher Roth are leading an international survey on Coronavirus from 12 different institutions, including Harvard, Cambridge, IESE, and Warwick University to understand how citizens are preparing for and coping with the spread of COVID-19. Preliminary results can be found hereLink opens in a new window.