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Andrew McNeil

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About me

I am a Research Fellow in the Political Science Department at UCL, where I am working on the Mental Models in Political Economy (MENMOPE) project (PI Prof. Lucy Barnes). I was previously a Research Officer in the LSE’s International Inequalities Institute, and am now a Visiting Fellow there. I completed my PhD in the Government Department at the LSE. My research revolves around four core themes.

1) Social mobility, at both an individual and spatial level, and political discontent.
2) Political effects of inequality and fairness
3) Political implications of the green transition.
4) The political economy of ICT technology diffusion and resultant inequalities.

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 was Head of the European financials investment grade trading desk. My CV and papers are available on this site. Please feel free to contact me.


Works in Progress

  • The environment-economic growth trade-off: is widespread support for environmental protection contingent on economic consequences. (With Lucy Barnes)

  •  Local versus National: Estimating the Effect of Income (Mis)perceptions on Beliefs and Preferences. (With Kattalina Berriochoa & Katy Morris).



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

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



2017 - 2018

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.

Graduate Teaching Assistant – IR209 Summer Course

International Political Economy: States and Markets in the 21 st Century, London School of Economics and Political Science

London School of Economics - III Research Officer 

Research Officer in the Cities, Jobs and Economic Change theme.

University College London - Research Fellow

Research Fellow on the MENMOPE project (P.I. Prof Lucy Barnes)

Sevenoaks School - Teacher of Economics

2019 - 2022




As of September 2024



LSE website profile


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