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I am a senior researcher (Oberassistent) at the University of Zurich (cv: here). 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.
- “What Makes Parties Adapt to Voter Preferences? The Role of Party Organisation, Goals and Ideology” (with Markus Wagner), British Journal of Political Science, 2017.
- “Simple Politics for the People? Complexity in Campaign Messages and Political Knowledge” (with Roman Senninger), European Journal of Political Research, 2018.
“Ideological Congruence between Party Rhetoric & Policy-Making“, West European Politics, 2018.
selected working papers:
- “Do voters polarize when extreme parties enter parliament?” (with Markus Wagner), American Journal of Political Science: revise & resubmit.
- “Do the tabloid media create populist attitudes? Identifying the influence of Sun readership on anti-EU attitudes in the UK” (with Florian Foos).
- “Does Timing Matter? How Campaign Periods Affect Parties’ Reactions to the Public”, under review.
Phone: +41 (0)44 634 58 50