Mariaelisa Epifanio


I am currently a Lecturer in the Department of Politics at the University of Liverpool, which I joined in 2017. Prior to this, I was a Research Fellow at CAGE – Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy at the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick. I studied Political Science at the Università degli Studi di Pavia (UNIPV) and received a PhD in Government from the Department of Government at the  University of Essex in 2013.

I am interested in the political economy of public policy. I study the determinants and consequences of policy provisions using the tools of quantitative political economy. My research agenda focuses on counterterrorist regulation, anti-crime agreements, and maternity leave provisions.