Dr. Ria Ivandić is a Departmental Lecturer in Political Economy at the Department for Continuing Education (University of Oxford) and Researcher at the Centre for Economic Performance (London School of Economics and Political Science). She is also a Fellow at Harris Manchester College (University of Oxford). She obtained a PhD in Economics from the Department of Political Economy at King's College London in 2019, and previously an MSc in Economics from the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Universitat Pompeu Fabra). She has been a Postdoctoral Researcher at the London School of Economics since 2019.
She is one of the investigators on a UKRI funded research project on the 'Outreach to Domestic Abuse Victims in Times of Quarantine’. Dr. Ivandić has worked on a number of policy-oriented analysis and research projects for institutions such as the Home Office, All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs), the National Crime Agency, and many more. Her work has been cited in newspapers such as the Guardian, The Telegraph and the Independent, and in parliamentary debates on policies around domestic abuse.
In her research, she uses quantitative methods to understand questions in political economy, labour economics and the economics of crime. Her doctoral dissertation on the political economy of voter turnout united rigorous causal empirical analysis of large datasets with the aim of understanding patterns in political behaviour as a result of economic policy, electoral laws and the ideology of candidates. Most recently, she is working on two research agendas centred on the public policy of discrimination and domestic abuse. One of the first papers within this agenda, “Comparing Conventional and Machine-Learning Approaches to Risk Assessment in Domestic Abuse Cases” has been published at the Journal of Empirical Legal Science.