I am a SNSF Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Zurich and an Affiliated Professor at Franklin University Switzerland. I am also an associated researcher at the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA). Before I was a Guest Professor in Zurich (UZH), Assistant Professor in Madrid (UC3M) as well as a Postdoc in Berlin (WZB) and Hamburg (UHH). I hold a PhD in International Affairs and Political Economy from the University of St.Gallen (HSG). I am a PI of the research projects “The Effect of Campaign Events on Direct Democratic Decisions: Evidence from Forecast Markets” and “A Prediction Market with Integrated Algorithms (PREMIA)”.

My main fields of substantive interest are political behavior, ethnicity, migration. I am a comparativist and tend to apply a large variety of quantitative methods. My special method interest, however, is with prediction markets, which I use to measure expectations and to forecast a large variety of political events.

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