Department of Political Science


Dr J-P Salter

J-P Salter
Lecturer (Teaching) in Public Policy
G04, 36-38 Gordon Sq.
Email: john-paul.salter@ucl.ac.uk



My undergraduate degree was in modern history, after which I spent a number of years working in the financial sector. I left the City shortly after the financial crisis, completed my PhD at SPP in 2015, and later re-joined the department as a teaching fellow.


My main research interests are in regulatory politics, with two overlapping strands. First, I am interested in the interface between market actors (and, more recently, civil society) and policy makers: I look at how lobbyists craft and deliver evidence to shape policy-making processes (thus, in whose interests regulations are made, and following which priorities), and how regulations then function in practice. Second, I am interested in the design and everyday work of regulatory institutions: their formal and functional independence; their ability to accumulate knowledge; and so on.

My main empirical focus is on financial regulation, at both the nation-state and the European level.

  • Coen, D. & J-P. Salter (2020). ‘Multilevel regulatory governance: Establishing bank-regulator relationships at the European Banking Authority’. Business and Politics, 22(1), 113-134.
  • Radaelli, C. & J-P. Salter (2019). ‘Europeanization in reverse gear?’ in Gänzle, S and B. Leruth and J. Trondal (eds.), Differentiated Integration and Disintegration in a Post-Brexit Era. London: Routledge.
  • Salter, J-P. (2019). ‘The multiple accountabilities of the European Banking Authority’. Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 22(3): 257-272.
  • Salter, J-P. (2017). ‘Book Review: R. Mayntz (ed.), Negotiated Reform: The Multilevel Governance of Financial Regulation’. Political Studies Review, 15(1): 307-8.
  • Salter, J-P. (2018). ‘The Brexit negotiations, from the General Election to the end of Phase 1’. Journal of Inter-Regional Studies: Regional and Global Perspectives, 1: 22-38.
  • Menon, A. & J-P. Salter. (2016a). ‘Brexit: Initial Reflections’. International Affairs, 92(6): 1297-1318. 
  • Menon, A. & J-P. Salter. (2016b). ‘Britain’s influence in the EU’. National Institute Economic Review, 236(1): 2-6. 
  • Salter, J-P. (2015a). ‘Book Review: R. Mayntz (ed.), Crisis and Control: Institutional Change in Financial Market Regulation’. Political Studies Review, 13 (1): 116-7.
  • Salter, J-P. (2015b). ‘Book Review: M. Lodge & K. Wegrich (eds.), ‘Managing Regulation’. Political Studies Review, 13(3): 437.
  • I currently teach a postgraduate module on Agenda Setting (PUBL0027), and undergraduate modules on Policy Making (POLS0082) and Policy and Politics in Practice (POLS0064).
  • I supervise dissertations on most aspects of public policy.