UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)

Dr Filipa Figueira

Dr Filipa Figueira

Lecturer (Teaching)



Joined UCL
8th Sep 2014

Research summary

Filipa Figueira specialises in the European Union, from a political economy perspective. She is particularly interested in the bounded rationality and effectiveness of EU policymaking, in EU governance and the allocation of policy competences between the EU and the national level, and in populism/ Brexit. At a methodological level, her use of political economy aims to offer novel combinations of political and economic theoretical frameworks.  


Universiteit Utrecht
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy | 2012
The College of Europe
Other higher degree, Master of Arts | 2002
London School of Economics and Political Science
First Degree, Bachelor of Science | 2001


Filipa Figueira is a Lecturer at UCL - SSEES, where she specialises in the European Union, from a political economy perspective. 

Previously, Filipa Figueira was a researcher at the Brussels based think-tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), and a lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR). She also worked as an independent researcher for research centres and the EU institutions. Additional past professional experiences include working at the EU affairs consultancy GPlus Europe, the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Council of the EU. 

She is experienced in European research consultancy projects, as well as high-quality private tuition in Politics, Political Economy and EU Studies. Filipa Figueira is a member of the SSEES-based FRINGE and CCSEE research centres, has regular interventions in the media (TV, radio and print), and regularly writes for the SSEES Research Blog and the UCL European Institute. She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese (written and spoken). She also speaks Spanish (advanced), Dutch (pre-intermediate), Italian and German (beginner).

She holds a PhD in Political Economy from Utrecht University, a Masters in European Studies from the College of Europe and a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE).

Filipa Figueira is on Twitter: @filipafigueira