Andrew Leming

Andrew Leming joined PPMI as a researcher in August 2020. His research focuses on the dynamics of digital platforms and the policy environment surrounding them.  He assists with the collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data on user habits and attitudes to evaluate how platforms are changing EU society and political economies. Before joining PPMI, Andrew worked as a research assistant to several political scientists based in the US on topics including EU-IMF lending programs, the politics of partisanship and inequality in the US, and the political representation of indigenous communities in Latin America. Beyond this collaborative research, Andrew also undertook independent projects in Peru and Chile focused on environmental policy and conflict around resource extraction, the intersection of music and politics in the Chilean student movement, and the experience of Mapuche culture through the work of Rayen Kvyeh. Andrew has a dual bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Latin American studies that he completed in the US and Latin America, and two master’s degrees, one in Spanish Portuguese, and Latin American Studies, the other in International Political Economy from the UK. He speaks English and Spanish fluently and has an intermediate understanding of Portuguese. He is a proficient user of Stata, Tableau, and Excel for analysis.

 

Education

  • MA in International Political Economy, King‘s College London, London, England - 2020
  • MA in Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies, King‘s College London, London, England - 2019
  • BA in Political Science/ Hispanic Studies, University of Tennessee, Tennessee, USA - 2012-2017

 

Selected projects

Study on Consumer Behaviour towards Digital Platforms as a Means for Communication (BEREC, ongoing)

Study on Support to the Observatory for the Online Platform Economy (DGCNECT, JRC)

Gender Equality Prospects in Labour Markets Transformed by AI and Platform Work (EIGE)

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