Alex Kostylev

PhD Student

  • Supervisors: Andreas Steinhauer & Andrei Potlogea
  • Start date: 01-Oct-2019
  • School of Economics

Contact details



Room 3.01, 31 Buccleuch Place

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Alex obtained his undergraduate degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Edinburgh, and continued his education here with an MSc Economics on the Econometrics track. Following an interesting and challenging year in the SGPE, he is excited to do his best in research on applied political economics. Alex is most interested in election incentives, voting, government cycles and how these interconnect with economic welfare. His other research interests include Financial Economics and political and economic effects of Foreign Direct Investment in particular.


  • MSc Economics (Econometrics), The University of Edinburgh
  • MA Economics with Finance, The University of Edinburgh

Responsibilities & affiliations

SGPE affiliate

Undergraduate teaching

  • Economics 1 (2019/2020)
  • Economics 2 (2020/2021)¬†
  • Introductory Financial Economics (2020/2021)
  • Economics of Cities & Regions (2021/2022)¬†

Research summary

  • Applied Political Economy
  • Quality of Political Governance
  • Principal-Agent Relationship in Political Economy
  • Text Analysis¬†