Research projects

On the following pages you find more information about my ongoing and past research projects. At the moment I work mainly on some follow-up and remaining subprojects of the EUROPINIONS project, which officially ended in 2020. In this ERC funded project, our research team analyzed different aspects of public opinion about Europe. My research focus within the project lied especially on the link between EU attitudes and voting behaviour. Next to this, I also try to find some time to continue work on some other/former research. In one of these projects we analyze turnout bias in post-election surveys. This comprises aspects such as nonresponse and misreporting. In a third project the focus lies on so-called “selective voters”, i.e. voters who do not vote/abstain habitually, but decide every time anew whether they turn out. We analyze this particularly in the context of Swiss referendums, which offer an ideal setting to study individual and contextual effects on turnout. During my PhD studies I analyzed the impact of cleavages on voting behaviour. Besides my actual dissertation I also published some related stand-alone papers.  Finally, I also worked on some other projects regarding e-voting and election forecasts.

In case the separate research descriptions do not answer all of your questions, please feel free to send me an email.

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