Dr Ed Poole

Dr Ed Poole

Lecturer in Politics and International Relations

School of Law and Politics

+44 (0)29 2087 5574
1.06, 21 Park Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3DQ
Welsh speaking
Media commentator
Available for postgraduate supervision

I'm a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Cardiff University where I teach Political Economy and Territorial Politics. My research interests lie in fiscal decentralisation, government responsiveness in decentralized political systems, and legislative behaviour in the Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales. I completed my PhD in Political Science at the London School of Economics.

I obtained a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Pennsylvania and subsequently worked in a number of positions in budget and finance in the United States. As a budget consultant at Public Financial Management, the United States’ largest government financial advisory firm, I worked with US state and local governments on initiatives to enhance revenues and contain government expenditures. I also worked in the administration of Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell as special adviser to two cabinet secretaries for the Budget.

Education and Qualifications

2017: PhD in Political Science, London School of Economics. Thesis Title: "Essays on the Political Economy of Decentralization"

2016: PgCUTL: Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (Fellow of the Higher Education Academy), Cardiff University

2013: PGCertHE: Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (Associate Level), London School of Economics

2011: MRes in Political Science (Quantitative Stream), London School of Economics

2004: MGA (Master of Government Administration), University of Pennsylvania, Fels Institute of Government

1999: BSc in Government, London School of Economics, First Class Honours

Career Overview

2014-present: Lecturer, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff School of Law and Politics

2012-13: Graduate Teaching Assistant, London School of Economics

2006-10: Special Adviser to the Secretary of the Budget, Governor’s Budget Office, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2004-06: Budget Consultant, Public Financial Management, Inc., Philadelphia, PA

Honours and awards

‘Welsh Education Champion’, Cardiff University's Enriching Student Life Awards (2016)

Professional memberships

Member of the European Political Science Association

Academic positions

2012-2013: Graduate Teaching Assistant, London School of Economics

Speaking engagements

'Brexit and the economy of Wales' (December 2017), Yr Hen Lyfrgell, Cardiff

'Brexit and the Economy, Where are we now?' (July 2017), National Assembly for Wales.

'The (Dis)united Kingdom?', lecture at New Flemish Alliance Studiedag, Flemish Parliament, Brussels (June 2017)

‘The Welsh Government’s New Finance Powers’. Presentation to the National Energy Action Conference on Fuel Poverty, Cardiff (2014)

Committees and reviewing

Journal reviewer: Regional and Federal Studies, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, Public Administration.

Teaching 2018-19:

Introduction to Political Economy - 1st year students

Modern Welsh Politics (Module Convenor) - 2nd year students

Political Economy (Module Convenor) - 3rd year students

Teaching 2017-18:

Modern Welsh Politics (Module Convenor) - 2nd and 3rd year students

Political Economy (Module Convenor) - 3rd year students

Poole, E.G. (2017) Wales and Brexit, in Hassan, G & Gunson, R (eds) (2017) Scotland, the UK and Brexit: A Guide to the Future. IPPR Scotland, Luath Press.

Current supervision

Jac Larner

Research student