Gabriel Leon-Ablan

Senior Researcher

Gabriel Leon-Ablan
Institution: KCL
Additional position(s):
Senior Lecturer (KCL)

Email: gabriel.leon@kcl.ac.uk
Website: gabrieljleon.wordpress.com
Gabriel Leon-Ablan is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

​My research is on political economy and economic history, and focuses on conflict, the military and institutional change. I have worked on the diffusion of violence, English political development, the causes of coups d'etat, the determinants of military interventions in politics, and the impact of riots on democratic change. I currently lead the Political Economy of Peace and Security research cluster in the department.

Background

​Gabriel Leon is a Lecturer in Political Economy in the Department of Political Economy. He was an undergraduate in Applied Mathematics at Harvard, did his PhD in Economics at Oxford, and was most recently the Bevil Mabey Fellow in Economics at St Catharine's College, University of Cambridge.

Recent Publications

Leon, Gabriel; Toke Aidt & Max Satchell (2021) The Social Dynamics of Collective Action: Evidence from the Diffusion of the Swing Riots, 1830-31, Journal of Politics.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Leon, Gabriel; Toke Aidt & Max Satchell (2021) The Social Dynamics of Collective Action: Evidence from the Diffusion of the Swing Riots, 1830-31, Journal of Politics.

Popular Article

Leon, Gabriel; Scott Gates & Kristian Skrede Gleditsch (2019) Maduro Has Nowhere to Go, Political Violence @ a Glance, 8 February.