My research lies at the intersection of political economy, comparative politics and political sociology. I am particularly interested in (a) the impact of occupational change and economic modernization on social hierarchies, (b) how changes in the economic and societal position affect political behavior, and (c) how a changing composition of the labor force shapes welfare state policy in post-industrial democracies.

Working Papers

Politics in the Age of Automation (with Aina Gallego, forthcoming at the Annual Review of Political Science)

Place-based campaigning: The political impact of real grassroots mobilization (with Daniel Bischof, R+R)

Disappointed Expectations: Downward Mobility and Electoral Change (with Briitta van Staalduinen, R+R)

Robotization and Regional Voting Patterns in Germany (with Niko Schoell, submitted) [Barcelona GSE Working Paper 1269]

Economic Opportunities and Electoral Preferences (with Silja Häusermann and Delia Zollinger, R+R) [revision in progress]

In Progress

The Political Economy of Rental Housing in Germany (with Tarik Abou-Chadi and Denis Cohen)

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