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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.


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