Associate Professor in Political Behavior
Department of Political Economy, KCLondon. 30 Aldwych Bush House NE Wing. London WC2B 4BG. UK
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I'm an Associate Professor in Political Behavior at and Director of the . Prior to that, I studied and worked at the and. I've also held visiting positions in the and .
My research lies at the intersection of comparative politics and political economy with a focus on elections. I use experiments, surveys and other quantitative methods to better understand people's experience of representative democracy across countries and political systems. I study two main topics: (1) the strategies put forward by voters and parties during elections, and (2) the preference of voters and parties for certain electoral institutions over others. The guiding idea of my research is that, when it comes to elections, people and politicians are not as ill-intentioned and/or stupid as political observers often suggest. I also sometimes try to advance scientific methods in particular surveys, experiments, and in the past QCA and Fuzzy Sets.
These last 10 years, I’ve conducted a dozen of surveys and experiments in multiple countries accross Western Europe. To do so, I’ve been financially supported by the , the , and the . I'm a political scientist by training but I frequently collaborate with economists trying to bridge the two disciplines. Political scientists would say that I’m a rational choice analysist, but economists would say that I’m behaviorist. My work appears in journals from both disciplines.