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'm 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'm 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

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

Economic Aryanization in the city of Bordeaux (with J. Senn and J. Tolvanen)

Far-right ownership in the printed press and public policy (with M. Couttenier, S. Hatte, and T. Taylor)

Political Economy (MA) – University of Vienna

Quantitative Economic History (BA) – University of Vienna


Stephanos Vlachos
Department of Economics
University of Vienna