Research projects and manuscripts/working papers
Work in progress
Public Opinion Polarization between Partisans in Multi-Party Systems (with Tanja Burri and Lukas F. Stoetzer). Prepared for the SPSA Annual Meeting & Dreiländertagung 3-4 February, 2020 Luzern.
Dynamic Responsiveness in Political Rhetoric (with Martijn Schoonvelde, Clint Claessen and Gijs Schumacher). Presented at the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, 20-22 June 2019, Belfast, the PSAI Annual Conference 2019, 18-19 October 2019, Maynooth, and the Zurich Text as Data Workshop, 25/26 October 2019, Zurich.
The Effects of Political Arguments on Voting Decisions (with Lukas F. Stoetzer). Presented at the Annual Conference of the European Political Science Association, 20-22 June 2019, Belfast.
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.
The Refugee Crisis and Polarization of Political Attitudes in Germany. Presented at the SPSA Annual Meeting & Dreiländertagung 14-16 February, 2019, Zurich, and the Annual MPSA Conference, April 4-7, 2019, Chicago.
“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) A Quantitative Textual Approach of the European Consensus Method of Interpretation in the European Court of Human Rights, SNIS Project, with Jon Slapin (Coordinator), Nicole Baerg, Hauke Licht, Vassilis P Tzevelekos, Panos Kapotas, Kushtrim Istrefi and Maria Fanou. Co-Coordinator, 2020-2022.
2) The divided people: polarization of political attitudes in Europe. SNSF Ambizione Project, No PZ00P1\_174067, 2018 — 2021.
3) 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.
4) Crisis of democracy? Party politics and representation in times of austerity, SNSF-Project, with Silja Häusermann, Postdoc, 2014 — 2017.