skip to primary navigationskip to content

Professor Larry King

Professor of Sociology and Political Economy, University of Cambridge

Tel: 01223 655205

Academic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1997

M.A. in Sociology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992

B.A. in Political Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1989

Fields of Interest

Economic Sociology, Political Sociology, Comparative Political Economy, Political Economy of Health, Sociology of Development, Comparative Historical Sociology, Postcommunist Transition, Methodology, Sociological Theory, Complex Organizations

PhD Supervision

I am particularly interested in supervising PhD students that want to use the new data source on corruption in public procurement developed for the project DigiWhist.  Interested students can read more about this data in “Are EU Funds a Corruption Risk? The Impact of EU Funds on Grand Corruption in Central and Eastern Europe.” In Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (ed) The Anticorruption Frontline. The Anticorruption Report Vol. 2.  Berlin: Barbara Budrich Publishers. 2014. Pp. 68-89.  This and most of my other publications are available for download at

RSS Feed Latest news

The Bennett Studentship for Public Policy

Aug 29, 2018

Scholarship available for 2019/20 entry

Winner of the Lisa Smirl Prize 2017-18 Announced

Aug 06, 2018

José Ciro Martinez wins the prize for his thesis: ‘The Politics of Bread: State Power, Food Subsidies and Neoliberalization in Hashemite Jordan’.