Stephanie J. Rickard

London School of Economics

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I am a Professor at the London School of Economics. My research focuses on international trade and negotiations. I am currently researching offshoring and how plant closures to move abroad influence elections.

In my new book, Spending to Win, I investigate why governments selectively target economic benefits, like subsidies, to businesses. Based on interviews with government ministers and bureaucrats, as well as parliamentary records, industry publications, local media coverage, and new quantitative data, I demonstrate that economic policy can be explained by the combination of electoral institutions and economic geography.

I serve on the editorial board of the journal International Organization and have appeared on various media outlets to discuss events in the global economy, including
BBC Radio 4's flagship Today programme.
Houghton Street
Department of Government
London School of Economics
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7849 4919
Email: S.Rickard [at]

Twitter: @SJRickard