I am a researcher at the Chair of Comparative Political Behavior at the Department of Social Sciences at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.
My research is broadly focused on Comparative Politics and Political Economy in low and high income democracies. Especially, I am interested in how voters evaluate the performance and qualities of politicians, under which conditions politicians perform well, and how this influences political accountability and electoral selection.
My work employs a causal mixed-method approach: grounded in the potential outcome framework, I use evidence from experimental, observational and qualitative data.
The Local Governance Performance Index (LGPI) Malawi Truncated Dataset. (w)ith Lust, Ellen, Adam Harris, Kristen Kao, Pierre F. Landry, Boniface Dulani, Atusaye Zgambo, Asiyati Chiweza, Happy Kayuni, Ragnhild L. Muriaas, Lise Rakner, Vibeke Wang, Lindsay Benstead, and Sebastian Nickel) Program on Governance and Local Development 2017.
The QoG Expert Survey Dataset II. (with Dahlström, Carl, Jan Teorell, Stefan Dahlberg, Annika Lindberg, and Marina Nistotskaya) The Quality of Government Institute 2015.