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Filipa Figueira, Dr


Areas of Expertise

Country of residence

United Kingdom

Online Academic Profile

Research Discipline

Political Economy


Dr Filipa Figueira is an experienced public speaker and media commentator on the European Union. She can offer in-depth expertise on "Brexit" and its consequences for both Britain and the other EU countries. Other areas of expertise include the Eurozone, the EU budget, EU institutions and procedures, and the political economy of the EU. Recent coverage has included the Financial Times, the EU Observer, Semana, Radio 938 Live and several Portuguese newspapers.

Language Skills

  • English (Fluent)
  • French (Fluent)
  • Portuguese (Fluent)
  • Spanish (Advanced)
  • Italian (Basic)
  • Dutch (Basic)
  • German (Basic)


Filipa Figueira is a lecturer at UCL (SSEES), specializing in the Political Economy of the European Union. Her research currently focuses on "Brexit" (the UK exit from the EU), from both a political and an economic perspective. Her research interests also include the EU budget, federalism and the optimal allocation of tasks between EU and national level, Europeanisation and the Eurozone crisis. Filipa Figueira has a degree in Economics from the London School of Economics (LSE), a Masters in European Economic Studies from the College of Europe, and a PhD in Political Economy from Utrecht University. Previously, she was a researcher at the Brussels based think-tank Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).