University of Barcelona, School of Economics

Institutions and Political Economy Research Group


Welcome! I am a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institutions and Political Economy Research Group in Barcelona. Until September 2019, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer of Political Science at the LMU Munich, working at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science. In the past, I joined the Government Department at Harvard University as a visiting researcher, and I spent research stays at the University of Nottingham and the Universidad de Málaga. I received my PhD in Political Science and Statistics, and my M.A. (Political Science, Sociology, Statistics) from the LMU Munich.

My research interests lie in statistical modeling of political behavior and preference formation. I have specialized in categorical data analysis and discrete choice modeling as well as policy-based voting and party competition. In my dissertation, I studied how citizens respond to policy issues at the polls and which role issues play in determining the choice for different parties. My thesis was nominated for the Jean Blondel PhD Prize, awarded by the European Consortium for Political Research. My work has been published in West European Politics, Journal of Choice Modelling, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, and the Jahrbuch für Handlungs- und Entscheidungstheorie.