Stephanos Vlachos

Assistant Professor,
Department of Economics,
University of Vienna


About me

I’m an Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Vienna, Austria. My primary research interest is in the political economy of conflict. 

More precisely, I am interested in the determinants of identification, both social and political, and consequences of such attitudes on voting behavior. 

I mainly study these questions using historical data.
I am convinced that sufficient knowledge of historical events can help identify quasi-natural experiments. These events can then be exploited to answer a broad range of questions that are policy relevant nowadays.

Research fields 

Political Economy, Public Economics, Economic History

The logic of fear: Populism and media coverage of immigrant crimes (with M. Couttenier, S. Hatte, and M. Thoenig)
Accepted at Review of Economics and Statistics; VoxEU column

Evaluating the effectiveness of campaign speeches: Evidence from the first national speaking tour (with J. Buggle)
R&R at The Economic Journal

On war and political radicalization
Accepted at European Economic Review


I teach Political Economy for Master's students and Quantitative Economic History for Bachelor students at the University of Vienna.

In the past I have been a graduate teaching assistant of Applied Econometrics and Economic Growth at the University of Lausanne.


Stephanos Vlachos
Department of Economics
University of Vienna