Andrew McNeil

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I am a PhD student at the London School of Economics. I expect to submit my thesis in early 2022. My PhD research focuses on the political outcomes of social mobility, effects of place-based political socialisation and the political effects of attending university.

More generally, I have a range of interests across comparative politics and public policy. I am working on projects regarding anti-system voting, the implications of unfulfilled implicit social contracts, and financial markets.

Before starting my PhD, I worked for 10 years at Deutsche Bank where I was a Director in Global Markets. I worked across both the trading and sales teams. Latterly, I ran the financials investment grade trading desk in Europe. My CV and papers are available on this site. Please feel free to contact me.

Works in Progress

  • Intergenerational social mobility and the Brexit vote: how social origins and destinations divide Britain. R&R, European Journal of Political Research. (With Charlotte Haberstroh)

  • Intergenerational social mobility and anti-system support: the journey matters

  • University education and European integration: a mechanism to explain the difference between the socially mobile and immobile?

  • Anti-system politics: Who votes for the anti-system left and anti-system right? A national approach. (With Jonathan Hopkin)

  • The long shadow of local decline: Birthplace economic conditions, political attitudes, and long-term individual economic outcomes in the UK. (With Neil Lee and Davide Luca)

  • Political implications of ‘green’ infrastructure in one’s ‘backyard’: Deserting the Green Party (With Frieder Mitsch)



PhD Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science


Thesis: Intergenerational Social Mobility and Political Outcomes

Supervisors: Prof. David Soskice; Dr. Bob Hancké

2019 – 2022 (expected completion)

MRes in Political Science

London School of Economics and Political Science


Distinction – Harold Laski Prize for best overall performance​

2018 - 2019

MSc Political Economy of Europe

London School of Economics and Political Science



2018 - 2019

BA (hons) Economics and Management

University of Oxford

St. Peter’s College

1 st Class Degree

2003 - 2006

Professional and Teaching Experience:

Deutsche Bank – Global Markets – Director

Head of Financials Investment Grade Trading from 2014 onwards. Market making in £/€/$ in banks and insurance across the capital structure. From 2006 to 2012 I was part of the UK Credit Sales team, servicing large real money accounts.

2006 - 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistance – GV101

Introduction to Political Science, London School of Economics and Political Science.

2019 - Present

Tall Buildings


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