Ben W. Ansell (@benwansell )

Ben W. Ansell

Bio Professor of Comparative Democratic Institutions, Nuffield College & University of Oxford, Co-Editor CPS, FBA. Inward Conquest
Location Nuffield College, Oxford
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iPhone : As part of a fantastic special issue in the BJSociology on Capital and Ideology, Simon Hix and I investigate Piketty’s arguments about a Brahmin Left that now supposedly represents the educational elite and because of this focuses less on redistribution

Twitter Web App : Major rise in UK public support for COVID vaccine 💉
But whos left behind?

Ben W. Ansell, Jane Gingrich et als #CopingwithCOVID19 project has published its early findings, revealing important insights for policymakers on vaccine public opinion.

📰 Read:…

iPhone : Just noted this in the office kitchen, presumably from a year ago. Like something from the archives: “government and NHS are well prepared”, make sure to clean surfaces & sneeze into tissues, follow some rules if you just got back from China. Don’t worry, everything’s fine 😬

iPhone : Super interesting thread on how to use observational data in tandem with RCTs when looking at vaccine effectiveness.…

iPhone : Wouldn’t it be good if someone had just run a survey asking how people felt about the age-based approach ;) TLDR it’s popular. See our findings at……

Twitter Web App : A really excellent dialogue between Hélène Landemore and Ezra Klein - great to see this attention being given to Hélène Landemore's deep and original rethinking of democracy for our times. Her "Open Democracy" is a must-read, and beautifully written too.…

Twitter Web App : Economics seminar culture has many great aspects and some really bad aspects.

I love questions and interaction. I love being rigorous and getting to the heart of an issue.

AND it's been clear to me since I joined econ that there's a seminar culture problem


Twitter Web App : Sunder Katwala Thomas Dvorak And very hard to communicate with this group effectively. Will be the challenge. Not least because no matter how good any survey company it's likely this group are also not fully picked up by them...

Twitter Web App : Thomas Dvorak Sunder Katwala has some interesting thoughts on this. What he noted is that even though there is a relationship between politics and vaccine willingness in UK it's much lower than in America and Europe. Maybe because Boris Johnson is the PM and chief vaccine cheerleader.