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.
Political Economy, Public Economics, Economic History
Evaluating the effectiveness of campaign speeches: Evidence from the first national speaking tour (with J. Buggle)
R&R The Economic Journal
The logic of fear: Populism and media coverage of immigrant crimes (with M. Couttenier, S. Hatte, and M. Thoenig)
CEPR Discussion Paper Series No. DP13496; VoxEU column
On war and political radicalization
Vienna Economics Papers No. 1904