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’s main areas of research are the European Union and Political Economy. In relation to the European Union, particular interests include "Brexit" and its political, institutional and economic implications; the role and influence of Central and Eastern European Member States in the EU; Subsidiarity (including identifying the optimal task allocation between EU and national levels, as well as federalism); the EU budget; the Eurozone. Her work on Political Economy explores innovative ways in which the disciplines of Economics and Political Science can be combined.


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 Teaching Fellow at UCL - School of Slavonic & East European Studies. Her interests include political economy, the European Union, and European economics. 

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

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, and as a private tutor in advanced economics. 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 very experienced in European research consultancy projects, as well as high-quality private tuition in Economics and Politics. Filipa Figueira is a member of the SSEES-based FRINGE and CCSEE research centres, and she has regular interventions in the media (TV, radio and print). She is fluent in English, French and Portuguese (written and spoken). She also speaks Spanish (advanced), Dutch and Italian (intermediate), German and Czech (beginner).

Filipa regularly writes for the SSEES Research Blog and the UCL European Institute.

Filipa Figueira is on Twitter: @filipafigueira