Dr Liisa Talving
Associate Lecturer



Dr Liisa Talving is an Associate Lecturer in Politics at the University of York. She holds a PhD in Politics from the University of Tartu, Estonia. Her research interest are determinants of citizens’ political behavior and political attitudes, cross-country comparative research with a regional focus on Europe, and quantitative research methods. Her existing work focuses on EU attitudes and economic voting.

She is currently involved in the project ‘Euroscepticism: dimensions, causes and consequences in times of crisis’, studying public attitudes towards the EU and its policies during the Great Recession and the Eurozone crisis. To read more about the project, please visit http://euroscepticism.org/


Selected publications

Articles in peer-reviewed journals:

Vasilopoulou, Sofia and Talving, Liisa (2018). Opportunity or threat? Public attitudes towards EU freedom of movement. Journal of European Public Policy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13501763.2018.1497075

Vasilopoulou, Sofia and Talving, Liisa (2018). British public opinion on Brexit: controversies and contradictions. European Political Science. https://doi.org/10.1057/s41304-018-0156-9

Talving, Liisa (2017). The electoral consequences of austerity: Economic policy voting in Europe in times of crisis. West European Politics 40(3): 560-583. doi: 10.1080/01402382.2016.1271600

Talving, Liisa (2017). Economic voting in Europe: Did the crisis matter? Comparative European Politics 1-29. doi: 10.1057/s41295-017-0092-z

Talving, Liisa and Braghiroli, Stefano (2017). Has economic voting changed? A comparative analysis of Italy and other Southern European countries. Contemporary Italian Politics 9(1): 84-107. doi: 10.1080/23248823.2017.1288361 


Talving, Liisa (2016). Economic conditions and incumbent support: when and how does the economy matter? (Doctoral dissertation, University of Tartu). Tartu.

Edited volumes and other works:

Talving, Liisa (2016). “The effect of the economy on voting behaviour”. Toomla, Rein, Solvak, Mihkel and Kilp, Alar. (Eds.) The Estonian Parliamentary Elections of 2015. (132 – 153). Tartu: University of Tartu, Johann Skytte Institute of Political Studies. (In Estonian)

Talving, Liisa and Pukelis, Lukas (2014). The Baltic States: Mixed results for incumbents. De Sio, Lorenzo; Emanuele, Vincenzo; Maggini, Nicola. (Eds.). The European Parliament Elections of 2014. (133 – 139). Rome: Centro Italiano Studi Elettorali.

Ehin, Piret; Ainsaar, Mare; Talving, Liisa; Reiljan, Andres (2014). Attitudes of the Estonian population towards democracy. Tartu: University of Tartu. (In Estonian)



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Liisa Talving

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Dr Liisa Talving
Department of Politics
University of York
YO10 5DD


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