Dr Roland Kappe
Dr Roland Kappe is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in the political science department, as well as in UCL’s Department of European Social and Political Studies. Before joining UCL, he obtained his PhD in political science at Stony Brook University in New York. A native of Paderborn, Germany, he studied ‘politics and administration’ at the University of Konstanz, and the University of Pavia in Italy, and worked for the OECD in Paris.
Dr Kappe’s research interests cover several substantive fields, including political economy, comparative politics, public opinion and elections, as well as education and social policy. To answer questions in these fields, Dr Kappe uses quantitative methods, with a special focus on time series analysis and methods for causal inference using observational data.
- Kappe, R. (2020). Multilingualism and the Brexit Referendum. in Strani, K. (ed.) Multilingualism and Politics: Revisiting Multilingual Citizenship. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-40701-8
- Kappe, R. (2018). Asymmetric evaluations: Government popularity and economic performance in the United Kingdom. Electoral Studies, 53, 133-138. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.electstud.2018.02.002
- Kappe, R. (2016). The Effect of the Religious Environment on Teenage Birth Rates in the United States. Sexuality Research and Social Policy, 13(3), 241-251. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13178-015-0206-9
- Rauh, C., Kirchner, A., & Kappe, R. (2011). Political parties and higher education spending: who favours redistribution?. West European Politics, 34(6), 1185-1206. https://doi.org/10.1080/01402382.2011.616659
- Dr Kappe teaches the MSc core course on ‘Public Policy Economics and Analysis’, as well as two undergraduate modules on ‘Political Economy’ and ‘Welfare Politics’.
- He is interested in supervising undergraduate, Masters, and PhD theses (using quantitative methods) in any of the research fields listed above.