Department of Political Science


Dr Roland Kappe

Roland Kappe
Lecturer in Political Economy
Room: 2.01, 29/30 Tavistock Sq.
Tel: 020 7679 4725 
Email: r.kappe@ucl.ac.uk

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.

  • 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.