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School of Economics and Finance

Anja Prummer


Senior Lecturer

Telephone: +44 20 7882 3374
Room Number: GC521
Office Hours: Monday: 4pm - 6pm Currently On Leave.


Anja Prummer is a Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary University of London. She specialises in the areas of social networks and political economy, with an emphasis on gender and culture.

She focuses on how social interactions can improve or hinder an individual’s economic success. Through the combination of theoretical and empirical work, she has been able to identify suboptimal network patterns and highlight why these patterns persist. Relatedly, she is interested in how political, cultural and religious leaders can influence individuals, taking into account their social network.

Before joining Queen Mary University of London, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Cambridge-INET Institute. She obtained her PhD at the European University Institute, Florence. She visited the University of Wisconsin - Madison, University of California, Berkeley, New York University as well as Duke for extended periods.



  • Lindenlaub I., Prummer A. (2020) "Network structure and performance", The Economic Journal
  • Prummer A. "Micro-targeting and polarization", Journal of Public Economics (2020): Vol 188
  • Ductor L., Goyal S., Prummer A. "Gender and collaboration", Chapter in Women in Economics A CEPR Vox eBook, edited by Shelly Lundberg 2020
  • Prummer A. (2019) "Religious & Cultural Leaders" in Advances in the Economics of Religion, Palgrave Macmillan, p103-117
  • Panebianco F., Prummer A., Siedlarek JP. (2018) "Convergence of Cultural Traits with Time-Varying Self-Confidence in the Panebianco (2014) Model - A Corrigendum", Journal of Economics Theory
  • Prummer A., Siedlarek JP. (2017) "Community Leaders & the Preservation of Cultural Traits", Journal of Economic Theory
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