Iuliana Nyerges


Politics (2023 Cohort)

My research interests include populism, politics in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), globalisation and quantitative methods. I will be analysing the impact that import penetration in manufacturing markets, increasing migration, and rapid automatization have on populist consolidation in CEE. My thesis will take a quantitative, comparative approach.

Before starting my MPhil, I obtained a first class degree in Economics and Politics from the University of Glasgow. During this time, I also studied at the University of Bocconi for a year. My undergraduate thesis argued that Chinese import penetration in CEE has an inverse relationship with populist voting in National Parliamentary Elections in CEE. For this project, I received the John Fowler Award for the Best Undergraduate Dissertation in Politics.