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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)

Sabbatical and Research Leave 24-25 (Michaelmas and Lent Terms)


Margarita Gelepithis is a University Lecturer in Public Policy. She has research expertise in the politics of economic and social policy. She holds a PhD from the London School of Economics where she also studied for an MSc in Political Economy, and as an undergraduate, she read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the University of Durham. Prior to joining POLIS in September 2020, Margarita taught at the University of Warwick, the University of East London, University College London, and the London School of Economics.


Economic and social policy
Comparative political economy
Policy responses to technological change


Key publications: 

Gelepithis, M. and Giani, M. (2020) Inclusion without Solidarity: Education, Economic Security, and Attitudes toward Redistribution. Political Studies. OnlineFirst, July 15.

Gelepithis, M. (2019) Re-assessing the role of financial professionals in pension fund investment strategies. Journal of European Public Policy. Special Issue: The Political Economy of Pension Financialisation: Public Policy Responses to the Crisis. 26:4, pp.540-599.

Berens, S. and Gelepithis, M. (2018) Welfare State Structure, Inequality, and Public Attitudes towards Progressive Taxation. Socio-Economic Review. 17:4, pp.823-850.

Gelepithis, M. (2018) Institutional Mismatch, Party Reputation, and Industry Interests: Understanding the Politics of Private-heavy Pension Systems. Political Studies. 66:3, pp.735-751.

Gelepithis, M. (2018) Three paths to more encompassing private pensions. Journal of Social Policy. 47:3, pp.603-623.

Gelepithis, M. and Jeannet, A.M. (2018) The Political Consequences of ‘Outsider’ Labour Market Status: A Micro-level Study Based on GSS Data. Social Policy and Administration. 65:5, pp.1019-1042.

Teaching and Supervisions


Margarita teaches the following courses on the MPhil in Public Policy (MPP):

· Introduction to Policy Analysis (Michaelmas Term)

· Professional Skills (Lent Term)

Assistant Professor
University Teaching Officer
Sabbatical and Research Leave 24-25 (Michaelmas and Lent Terms)

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