Research

Research projects and manuscripts/working papers

Work in progress

Errors have been made, others will be blamed: blame avoidance and blame-shifting in Prime Minister speeches during the economic crisis in Europe (with Martijn Schoonvelde and Gijs Schumacher). Revise and resubmit at European Journal of Political Research.

Polarization or convergence? How the economy shapes party policy positions Manuscript. Presented at 2017 APSA Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

What rich and poor consider important and how this matters for representation (with Miriam Hänni, Nathalie Giger, and Christian Breunig). Presented at the Annual Congress of the Swiss Political Science Association, 5-6 February 2018, Geneva, the annual conference of the European Political Science Association, 21-23 June 2018, Vienna and the 114th APSA Annual Meeting, August 30 – September 2, 2018, Boston.

Selecting in or Selection out? Gender gaps and political methodology in Europe (with Malu Gatto, Anita Gohdes, Mariken van der Velden). Manuscript prepared for presentation at the 114th APSA Annual Meeting, August 30 – September 2, 2018, Boston.

“Clutter”: How much information do party manifestos contain? (with Daniel Bischof). Presented at the Manifesto Project Corpus Conference, 1-2 February 2018, Berlin.

Voting against the party? Elite Influence on Public Opinion in Direct Democracy (with Céline Colombo, Silja Häusermann, Thomas Kurer and Michael Pinggera). Presented at the MPSA Annual Conference, 5-8 April 2018, Chicago, and at the annual conference of the European Political Science Association, 21-23 June 2018, Vienna. 

Unequal representation in Swiss pension politics (with Michael Pinggera, Silja Häusermann, Thomas Kurer and Linards Udris). Presented at the Annual Congress of the Swiss Political Science Association, 5-6 February 2018, Geneva.

Ongoing and recently completed research projects

1) The divided people: polarization of political attitudes in Europe. SNSF Ambizione Project, No PZ00P1\_174067, 2018 — 2022.

2) Hard choices. Preferences, trade-offs and reform opportunities in multidimensional welfare politics, SNSF-Project, with Silja Häusermann (PI), Thomas Kurer and Michael Pinggera, Collaborator, Operative Leader 1st wave of survey, 2015 — 2018.

3) Crisis of democracy? Party politics and representation in times of austerity, SNSF-Project, with Silja Häusermann, Postdoc, 2014 — 2017.

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