Lindsay Flynn (Associate Professor) is a political scientist that examines the interplay between inequality, the welfare state, and political economy. She is particularly interested in the policy process, from the politics leading to the passage of specific social policies to the subsequent decisions that public, private, and market actors take in response to those policies. She has published research on topics including: how different types of state-influenced markets such as childcare markets create gendered employment patterns; how contemporary housing policies lead to delays in leaving the parental home and becoming a parent oneself, and; how labor and housing markets shape inequalities within and across younger and older generations.
Lindsay joined the University in 2021. She is the Principal Investigator of the PROPEL project (PROactive Policymaking for Equal Lives), funded over five years by the Fonds National de la Recherche under a €2 million ATTRACT Consolidator grant (2021-2025). PROPEL uses an interdisciplinary and multimethod framework to identify the political inputs that shape housing markets and housing policies, trace the ways in which housing generates economic, social, and political inequalities in high-income OECD countries, and propose policy-relevant and evidence-informed solutions to address contemporary inequalities.