UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


UCL Centre for New Economic Transitions Programmes of Study

The Centre serves as a focal point for UCL SSEES research-based teaching.

Masters and PhD Programmes

Investigators in the Centre supervise PhD students and teach courses in 3 MA degrees:

Students may also wish to consider our International Masters in Economy, State and Society (IMESS) which has tracks in:

PhD Programme

For students who haven’t already completed studies equivalent to a UK Masters’ degree, it is advised to apply to one either the MA Comparative Economics and Policy or the MA Comparative Business Economics, as these provide natural entry points into the PhD programme.

Current PhD students

Eva Kagan

Eva Kagan

My research interests lie in the fields of public debt sustainability and fiscal policy in emerging market economies, from a political economy perspective.





Clement De Rivas…

Clément De Rivas

My research focuses on global value chains and technological upgrading in Eastern European and Former Soviet countries.





Saim Amir Sami

Saim Amir Faisal Sami

Working Title of Thesis: Financial Integration, Financial Vulnerability, and Macroeconomic Performance in Transition, Emerging and Developing Economies.





Imogen Wade

Imogen Wade

My thesis examines the governance of innovation in regions of Russia. My broader research interests include comparative innovation systems, institutional economics, industrial strategy, technological development and federalism.