Disappointed Expectations: Downward Mobility and Electoral Change (with Briitta van Staalduinen). American Political Science Review. FirstView.

Automation, Digitalization, and Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace: Implications for Political Behavior (with Aina Gallego). Annual Review of Political Science. FirstView.


Neither Left-Behind nor Superstar: Ordinary Winners of Digitalization at the Ballot Box (with Aina Gallego and Niko Schoell). Journal of Politics, Ahead of print. Pre-Print [OSF]

Economic Risk within Households and Voting for the Radical Right. (with Tarik Abou-Chadi). World Politics: 73(3), 482-511. Pre-Print


The Declining Middle. Occupational Change, Social Status and the Populist Right.
Comparative Political Studies, 53:10-11, 1798 –1835. Pre-Print
Covered in the New York Times, Deutsche Welle


Insider-Outsider Representation and Social Democratic Labor Market Policy (with Reto Bürgisser).
Socio-Economic Review. Online first. Pre-Print

Shrinking and Shouting: The Political Revolt of the Declining Middle in Times of Employment Polarization (with Bruno Palier).
Research & Politics,
6:1. PDF  Covered in the LSE-Blog on European Policy and Politics

Distributional Consequences of Technological Change: Worker-Level Evidence (with Aina Gallego).
Research & Politics, 6:1. PDF

The Politics of Trade-offs: Studying the Dynamics of Welfare State Reform with Conjoint Experiments (with Silja Häusermann and Denise Traber).
Comparative Political Studies, 52:7, 1059-1095. Pre-Print

Economic Grievances and Political Protest (with Matthias Enggist, Silja Häusermann, and Bruno Wüest).
European Journal of Political Research, 58:3, 866-892. Pre-Print


Participation in hard times: how constrained government depresses turnout among the highly educated (with Silja Häusermann and Bruno Wüest).
West European Politics, 41:2, 448-471.


Sharing the Risk? Households, Labor Market Vulnerability, and Social Policy Preferences in Western Europe (with Silja Häusermann and Hanna Schwander).
Journal of Politics, 78:4, 1045-1060.


High-skilled outsiders? Labor market vulnerability, education and welfare state preferences (with Silja Häusermann and Hanna Schwander).
Socio-Economic Review, 2015, Vol. 13, No. 2, 235–258.

Other Publications

2020. An RDD approach to studying tax relief in the framework of Swiss regional policy (Policy Paper, German with summaries in FR/IT/EN). PDF

2019. How technological change shapes labour market prospects and political preferences. LSE European Politics and Policy Blog. Link

2019. Routine Workers in an Increasingly Automated World of Work: Evidence from Switzerland., 1:2, 1-17. Link

2018. Mehrheitsfähigkeit der Altersvorsorge 2020: Bewertung der Reformelemente durch Stimmbürgerinnen und Stimmbürger vor der Abstimmung (with Silja Häusermann, Michael Pinggera and Denise Traber). Swiss Political Science Review, 24:1, 69-78. Link

Post-ballot surveys on federal-level popular votes in Switzerland (VOX).
  • 2016. Analyse der eidgenössischen Abstimmung vom 5. Juni 2016 (with Céline Colombo, Thomas De Rocchi and Thomas Widmer).
  • 2015. Analyse der eidgenössischen Abstimmungen vom 8 März 2015 (with Denise Traber and Thomas Widmer).
  • 2014. Analyse der eidgenössischen Abstimmungen vom 18. Mai 2014 (with Reto Bürgisser, Thomas Milic, Denise Traber and Thomas Widmer).

In the Media

2021. Germany’s struggle to keep its middle class from shrinking. Deutsche Welle, December 4. Link

2020. The Resentment that Never Sleeps. New York Times, December 9. Link

2020. Regionalpolitik und Arbeitsmarktentwicklung. Die Volkswirtschaft. 3/2020. Link PDF

2020. Welcher Mittelstand wird hier entlastet? Republik. 3.2.2020. PDF

2017. ‘Keine Reform ohne Kompensation’ (with Michael Pinggera, Silja Häusermann and Denise Traber). DeFacto, 28.2.2017. Link

2015. ‘Intakte Chancen für die Rentenreform’ (with Silja Häusermann and Denise Traber). Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 19.8.2015. Link

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