Lucia Kovacikova

PhD Candidate, Political Science


I am a PhD candidate in Political Science at Tulane University. My focus is on international political economy, specifically on paradiplomacy and economic development of subnational governments. Using both quantitative and qualitative data, I explore the growing role of regions in promoting trade and attracting foreign direct investment.

I received my B.A. from the University of Calgary, my M.Sc. from the University of Amsterdam, and my M.A. from Tulane University. I also worked for numerous diplomatic and international organizations, including Global Affairs Canada, Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, and the UK Department of International Trade.