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I am an associate professor in political science in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science. I am the Political Science and Political Economy programme director. I am the Associate Editor for Formal Theory at PSRM, The Journal of the European Political Association and the Associate Editor for Political Economy at the new open access Oxford Open Economics. I received my Ph.D in economics from the University of Chicago in June 2014.

I use formal theory and quantitative methods to study political accountability and democratic responsiveness, discrimination in its various forms, and institutional changes. I am also interested in the Theoretical Implications of the Empirical Models (or TIEM) to use a term coined by Pablo Montagnes and Scott Tyson.

I teach political economy in the department of economics and the department of government at the LSE. Starting mid-July 2021, I’m delighted to feature as a Course Convenor of Understanding Discrimination, the first 3-week online masterclass from LSE.

You can find my published papers here, my working papers in the Research section, and more information about my teaching on the dedicated page.

Contact Information
London School of Economics and Political Science
Department of Government
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
S.Wolton@lse.ac.uk