Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant

The Political Economy of Knowledge-Based Growth (24-month project, awarded £287,299):

Project team. Principal Investigator: David Hope (KCL). Co-Investigators: Sebastian Diessner (Leiden), Niccolo Durazzi (Edinburgh) & Hanna Kleider (KCL)

Overview. The transition to the knowledge economy has seen high-skilled workers and ICT become increasingly central to firms’ production strategies in advanced democracies. It has also captured policymakers’ interest due to the promise of delivering both economic growth and “good jobs”. In this project, we seek to significantly develop the literature on the knowledge economy in three ways, by: (i) providing a new measurement of the knowledge economy that builds on a multi-dimensional theorisation of the knowledge economy; (ii) tracing the policy foundations of (different types of) knowledge economies; and (iii) unpacking the knowledge economy’s consequences for political and policy preferences.

More information. Short version of the research proposal.

Published papers

The ICT Revolution and Preferences for Taxing Top Earners

Journal of European Public Policy, with Julian Limberg (KCL) and Nina Weber (KCL)

The Economic Consequences of Major Tax Cuts for the Rich

Socio-Economic Review, 2022, 20(2), 539-559, with Julian Limberg (KCL)

The Knowledge Economy and Taxes on the Rich

Journal of European Public Policy, 2022, 29(5), 728-747, with Julian Limberg (KCL)

Household Education Gaps and Gender Role Attitudes

Political Science Research and Methods, 2022, 10(4), 823-830, with Marco Giani (KCL) and Øyvind Skorge (BUC)

Growth Models, Varieties of Capitalism, and Macroeconomics

Politics & Society, 2016, 44(2),  209-226, with David Soskice (LSE)

The Eurozone and Political Economic Institutions

Annual Review of Political Science, 2016, 19, 163-185, with Torben Iversen (Harvard) and David Soskice (LSE)

Working papers

Taxes on Top Incomes and Financialisation

with Lukas Haffert (Zurich) and Julian Limberg (KCL)

What Drives Ideational Change in Tax Policy? A Quantitative Text Analysis of UK Parliamentary Debates from 1979-2019

with Julian Limberg (KCL)

Embedding Skill Bias: Technology, Institutions and the Skill Bias in Wages and Benefits

with Sebastian Diessner (EUI) and Niccolo  Durazzi (Edinburgh)

Reshaping Skills, Industrial Relations and Social Protection for the Knowledge Economy: Evidence from Germany

European University Institute  MWP Working Paper, 2020/07, with Sebastian Diessner (EUI) and Niccolo  Durazzi (Edinburgh)

(Later version published in Politics & Society; see above)