UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


Dr Filipa Figueira

Teaching Fellow in Economics and Business

Filipa Figueira’s main areas of research are the European Union and Political Economy. In relation to the European Union, particular interests include "Brexit" and its political, institutional and economic implications; the role and influence of Central and Eastern European Member States in the EU; Subsidiarity (including identifying the optimal task allocation between EU and national levels, as well as federalism); the EU budget; the Eurozone. Her work on Political Economy explores innovative ways in which the disciplines of Economics and Political Science can be combined.

Her teaching responsibilities cover both economics and political science, reflecting her interdisciplinary interests. Filipa Figueira has a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Masters in European Studies from the College of Europe, and a PhD in Political Economy from Utrecht University. Previously, she was a researcher at the Brussels based think-tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). She is very experienced in European research consultancy projects, as well as high-quality private tuition in Economics and Politics. Filipa Figueira is a member of the SSEES-based FRINGE and CCSEE research centres, and she has regular interventions in the media (TV, radio and print). She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese (written and spoken). She also speaks Spanish (advanced), Dutch and Italian (intermediate), German and Czech (beginner).

Filipa Figueira is on Twitter: @filipafigueira


PhD, Universiteit Utrecht , Political Economy, 2012
MA, The College of Europe, European Economic Studies, 2002
BSc, London School of Economics, Economics, 2001

 Courses Taught

SESS1205 Understanding Politics I: The Big Questions in Contemporary Europe
SEESGS74 Public Choice - Private Interest
SESS1202 Understanding Society: Introduction to Social Theory
SEESGS64 Post Soviet Politics
SEESGS11 Political Economy of International Business

Major Works

Filipa regularly writes for the SSEES Research Blog and the UCL European Institute

Dr Filipa Figueira