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I am a senior researcher (Oberassistent) at the University of Zurich (CH). My main research interests lie in the field of Comparative Politics comprising mainly questions on policy responsiveness of political actors and party competition more generally. My past research aimed to understand if and how the public can succesfully influence the policies and positions of political parties and legislators. Currently I try to understand the causes and consequences of new party emergence. I am eager to integrate a range of research methods in my research such as time-series-cross-section analysis, quantitative text analysis, simulations, natural experiments and lately field experiments.
- with Roman Senninger. “Simple Politics for the People? Complexity in Campaign Messages and Political Knowledge.” European Journal of Political Research: accepted for publication.
- with Markus Wagner. “What Makes Parties Adapt to Voter Preferences? The Role of Party Organisation, Goals and Ideology.” British Journal of Political Science: accepted for publication.
- with Roman Senninger. “Working in Unison — Political Parties and Policy Issue Transfer in the Multi-Level Space.” European Union Politics: accepted for publication.